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India and Pakistan: The First Fifty Years

The independence of India and Pakistan signaled the beginning of the end of Western colonialism. The fiftieth anniversary of that independence, in 1997, offered an excellent milestone for considering their progress, problems, and prospects. For this purpose, nine well-known specialists presented papers at a conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center in June of 1997.

At the End of the American Century: America's Role in the Post-Cold War World, edited by Robert L. Hutchings

At the End of the American Century: America's Role in the Post-Cold War World

Robert L. Hutchings brings together a distinguished group of authorities to review essential questions of morality, interest, politics, and economics in U.S. foreign policy after the collapse of the Soviet empire. 

Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy, edited by Martha Derthick

Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy

Nationalist and localist traditions vie within the American federal system and the American experiment with self-government. Bringing together contributions from history, political science, and sociology, this book focuses primarily on the local, seeking to recapture its origins, explain its current impact, and assess its worth.

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream by Timothy Bates

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream

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Timothy Bates

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility refutes conventional notions about entrepreneurship with a wealth of unimpeachable data. Timothy Bates finds that self-employment and upward mobility are open to those who are highly educated and skilled, often possessing significant personal financial resources. This is true among Asian Americans, African Americans, and everybody else.

 In the Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship, edited by Richard Wightman Fox and Robert B. Westbrook

In the Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship

Recently there has been a renewed interest in moral inquiry among American scholars in a variety of disciplines. This collection of accessible essays affords a view of the current state of moral inquiry in the American academy, and it offers fresh departures for ethically informed, interdisciplinary scholarship. Seeking neither to reduce values to facts nor facts to values, these essays aim to foster discussion about inquiry and moral judgment, and demonstrate that moral inquiry need not be either dispassionate and value-free or moralistic and preachy.

Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family by Betty Friedan

Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family

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Betty Friedan

As the author of The Feminine Mystique and head of the National Organization for Women, Betty Friedan helped spark a movement that revolutionized the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women. Now, in Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family, Friedan argues that the old solutions no longer work. The time has come, she contends, for women and men to move forward from identity politics and gender-based, single-issue political activism.

Churchill as Peacemaker, edited by James W. Muller

Churchill as Peacemaker

Winston Churchill had an acute appreciation of what belongs to war and what belongs to peace; we remember his resistance to Nazi tyranny during the Second World War and his actions as a man of war. In this book, scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and South Africa examine his other actions and comments, those that reflect the primary focus of Churchill's long career: his attempts to keep and restore peace throughout the world, from Queen Victoria's little wars to the Cold War.

 Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution by Haleh Esfandiari

Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution

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Haleh Esfandiari

The Islamic revolution of 1979 transformed all areas of Iranian life. For women, the consequences were extensive and profound, as the state set out to reverse legal and social rights women had won and to dictate many aspects of women's lives, including what they could study and how they must dress and relate to men. Reconstructed Lives presents Iranian women telling in their own words what the revolution attempted and how they responded. Through a series of interviews with professional and working women in Iran, Haleh Esfandiari gathers dramatic accounts of what has happened to their lives as women in an Islamic society. 

 American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992 by Robert L. Hutchings

American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992

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Robert L. Hutchings

As director for European affairs at the National Security Council from 1989 to 1992, Robert Hutchings was at the heart of U.S. policymaking toward Europe and the Soviet Union during the dizzyingly fast dissolution of the Soviet bloc. American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War presents an insider's report on and analysis of U.S. performance during a crucial turn of world history.

The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley and David Harris Sacks

The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800

These essays by some of the most distinguished historians and literary scholars in the English-speaking world explore the overlap, interplay, and interaction between supposedly truthful history and fact-based fiction in British writing from the Tudor period to the Enlightenment. Despite the many theoretical questions posed, the discussions primarily focus on concrete works, including those of Thomas More, John Foxe, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and Edward Gibbon.

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