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This is a sweeping new interpretation of the national experience, reconceiving key political events from the Revolution to the New Deal. Rana begins by emphasizing that the national founding was first and foremost an experiment in settler colonization. For American settlers, internal self-government involved a unique vision of freedom, which combined direct political participation with economic independence. However, this independence was based on ideas of extensive land ownership which helped to sustain both territorial conquest and the subordination of slaves and native peoples. At the close of the nineteenth century, emerging social movements struggled to liberate the potential of self-rule from these oppressive and exclusionary features. These efforts ultimately collapsed, in large part because white settlers failed to conceive of liberty as a truly universal aspiration. The consequence was the rise of new modes of political authority that presented national and economic security as society’s guiding commitments. Rana contends that the challenge for today’s reformers is to recover a robust notion of independence and participation from the settler experience while finally making it universal.

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Genre: History
Author: Aziz Rana
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2011-01-15
File: 427 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674058965

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This is a sweeping new interpretation of the national experience, reconceiving key political events from the Revolution to the New Deal. Rana begins by emphasizing that the national founding was first and foremost an experiment in settler colonization. For American settlers, internal self-government involved a unique vision of freedom, which combined direct political participation with economic independence. However, this independence was based on ideas of extensive land ownership which helped to sustain both territorial conquest and the subordination of slaves and native peoples. At the close of the nineteenth century, emerging social movements struggled to liberate the potential of self-rule from these oppressive and exclusionary features. These efforts ultimately collapsed, in large part because white settlers failed to conceive of liberty as a truly universal aspiration. The consequence was the rise of new modes of political authority that presented national and economic security as society’s guiding commitments. Rana contends that the challenge for today’s reformers is to recover a robust notion of independence and participation from the settler experience while finally making it universal.

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Genre: History
Author: Aziz Rana
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2010-09-15
File: 415 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674048973

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Aziz Rana offers an reinterpretation of the American political tradition from the colonial period to modern times, placing issues of race relations, immigration & presidentialism in the context of shifting notions of empire & citizenship.

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Genre: History
Author: Aziz Rana
Publisher:
Release: 2014-04-01
File: 415 Pages
ISBN-13: 067428433X

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Mohawk Interruptus is a bold challenge to dominant thinking in the fields of Native studies and anthropology. Combining political theory with ethnographic research among the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke, a reserve community in what is now southwestern Quebec, Audra Simpson examines their struggles to articulate and maintain political sovereignty through centuries of settler colonialism. The Kahnawà:ke Mohawks are part of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy. Like many Iroquois peoples, they insist on the integrity of Haudenosaunee governance and refuse American or Canadian citizenship. Audra Simpson thinks through this politics of refusal, which stands in stark contrast to the politics of cultural recognition. Tracing the implications of refusal, Simpson argues that one sovereign political order can exist nested within a sovereign state, albeit with enormous tension around issues of jurisdiction and legitimacy. Finally, Simpson critiques anthropologists and political scientists, whom, she argues, have too readily accepted the assumption that the colonial project is complete. Belying that notion, Mohawk Interruptus calls for and demonstrates more robust and evenhanded forms of inquiry into indigenous politics in the teeth of settler governance.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Audra Simpson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release: 2014-04-14
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780822376781

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"Two Faces of a Patriot" is a unique, compelling and entertaining novel that presents a possible tomorrow, created by serious wrongdoings in the past, that must be averted at all cost. The main story is set primarily in the near-future, at a time when paranoia, control and power have changed virtually everything in American society and social engineering has severely limited nearly every personal freedom.All U.S. citizens carry biometric National ID cards, complete with retinal scans and photographs. AI monitors their moods, their reactions and all of their daily activities. By law, all book publishing must be digital, as those editions can be easily tracked, allowing DHS to identify potential terrorists. With all that has changed, by 2035, tensions have risen dramatically.Sides have been taken. Lines have been drawn.There is the face of good and the face of evil. Only one prevails.Intriguing, page-turning entertainment.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Norm Novitsky
Publisher:
Release: 2020-05-05
File: 346 Pages
ISBN-13: 1734620110

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From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy--individual rights and the popular will--are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time left to waste.

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Genre: Authoritarianism
Author: Yascha Mounk
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2018-03-05
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674976825

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A path-breaking account of how Americans have used innovative legal measures to overcome injustice—and an indispensable guide to pursuing equality in our time. Equality is easy to grasp in theory but often hard to achieve in reality. In this accessible and wide-ranging work, American University law professor Robert L. Tsai offers a stirring account of how legal ideas that aren’t necessarily about equality at all—ensuring fair play, behaving reasonably, avoiding cruelty, and protecting free speech—have often been used to overcome resistance to justice and remain vital today. Practical Equality is an original and compelling book on the intersection of law and society. Tsai, a leading expert on constitutional law who has written widely in the popular press, traces challenges to equality throughout American history: from the oppression of emancipated slaves after the Civil War to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to President Trump’s ban on Muslim travelers. He applies lessons from these and other past struggles to such pressing contemporary issues as the rights of sexual minorities and the homeless, racism in the criminal justice system, police brutality, voting restrictions, oppressive measures against migrants, and more. Deeply researched and well argued, Practical Equality offers a sense of optimism and a guide to pursuing equality for activists, lawyers, public officials, and concerned citizens.

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Genre: Law
Author: Robert Tsai
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2019-02-19
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393652031

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The Two Faces of Mickey D. is a combination of The Godfather, Goodfellas and Bronx Tale all rolled up into one.The story revolves around Mickey D., who is familiar with many worlds, but at home in none. His is a ?rags to riches? story, going from street punk in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood to becoming the president of a successful public company. Along the way Mickey learns the toughest lesson that life has to offer: Happiness is the hardest thing in the world to find because you?re not really sure what you?re looking for.Mickey?s lifelong struggle to find happiness begins early. In his youth he is torn between the allure of the streets of his immigrant Sicilian neighborhood and his strict Jewish heritage. As he struggles to break away from the street, he finds that the street life doesn?t give up one of its own easily.Finally realizing that no matter what his accomplishments, deep down he would always be a poor kid from Brooklyn gives Mickey the freedom to find his ultimate happiness.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Mitchell Dobies
Publisher:
Release: 2006-11
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 1600022839

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In Colonial Lives of Property Brenna Bhandar examines how modern property law contributes to the formation of racial subjects in settler colonies and to the development of racial capitalism. Examining both historical cases and ongoing processes of settler colonialism in Canada, Australia, and Israel and Palestine, Bhandar shows how the colonial appropriation of indigenous lands depends upon ideologies of European racial superiority as well as upon legal narratives that equate civilized life with English concepts of property. In this way, property law legitimates and rationalizes settler colonial practices while it racializes those deemed unfit to own property. The solution to these enduring racial and economic inequities, Bhandar demonstrates, requires developing a new political imaginary of property in which freedom is connected to shared practices of use and community rather than individual possession.

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Genre: Law
Author: Brenna Bhandar
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release: 2018-05-25
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780822371571

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Book 1 in the Task Force 125 Series In the war on terror...sometimes the best weapon is a woman... Sarah Stevens is a washed-up military cop whose life is a shambles until she is offered a position as an agent with the CIA. The thirty-year-old, overweight, down-on-her-luck Stevens goes to a secret training camp where she is transformed into a sexy and deadly agent whose mission is to stop, by any means possible, the financiers of terrorism against the United States and its allies. Sarah soon discovers that this is an exciting new life loaded with adventure, danger and undeniable temptations...

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Lisa Pietsch
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release: 2011-06-01
File: 342 Pages
ISBN-13: 146806990X

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