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United States and Latin America in the 1980s, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 664
ISBN: 9780822960874
Pub Date: 15 Apr 1986
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Major political and economic events of the 1980s such as the international debt crisis, the 1982 Falklands War, the return to democratic rule in a number of countries, and the prolonged crisis in Central America, focused great attention on the U.S. and its dealings in Latin America.
The Life of the Parties Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813115597
Pub Date: 07 Feb 1986
Illustrations: tables
Description:
Commentators, especially since the Democratic party reforms following 1968, have expressed serious concerns about the role of party activists in the American political system. Have they become so concerned with ideological purity that they are unable to nominate strong candidates? Are activists loyal only to particular interest groups, with little concern for the parties as institutions?

Ford - A Village in the West Highlands of Scotland

A Case Study of Repopulation and Social Change in a Small Community
Format: Hardback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780813115078
Pub Date: 10 Jul 1984
Description:
The Highlands of Scotland, like the southern Appalachians of the United States, have long been a problem area in Great Britain, troubled with a fading economy and loss of population. Most books about the region, however, are popular volumes that romanticize a bygone way of life. This study of Ford, a village of some 160 people in western Argyllshire, thus fills a gap in the literature and provides a look at the present realities of Scottish life.
Black Southerners, 1619-1869 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813101613
Pub Date: 02 Jun 1984
Series: New Perspectives on the South
Description:
This revealing interpretation of the black experience in the South emphasizes the evolution of slavery over time and the emergence of a rich, hybrid African American culture. From the incisive discussion on the origins of slavery in the Chesapeake colonies, John Boles embarks on an interpretation of a vast body of demographic, anthropological, and comparative scholarship to explore the character of black bondage in the American South. On such diverse issues as black population growth, the strength of the slave family, the efficiency and profitability of slavery, the diet and health care of bondsmen, the maturation of slave culture, the varieties of slave resistance, and the participation of blacks in the Civil War, Black Southerners provides a balanced and judicious treatment.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 792
ISBN: 9780813100579
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1982
Description:
The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.Volume 7, the fourth and final of those dealing with Clay's role as secretary of state, carries the story of his career from January 1, 1828, to March 3, 1829.
The Public Papers of Governor Keen Johnson, 1939-1943 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 618
ISBN: 9780813106052
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1982
Series: Public Papers of the Governors of Kentucky
Description:
Keen Johnson was governor of Kentucky from 1939 to 1943 -- years that spanned the end of the Depression and the initial involvement of this country in the Second World War. The account of Johnson's administration is chronicled here through a collection of his public papers. The material, organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each area, presents a rather clear picture of Governor Johnson's plans and concerns for Kentucky and of the actions he took as chief executive on behalf of the state.

Deepening Shade, The

Psychological Aspects of Life-Threatening Illness
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780822953371
Pub Date: 30 Jun 1982
Description:
The Deepening Shade is an elegant synthesis of the psychology of life-threatening illness. The book\u2019s evocative power derives from the interweaving of clinical conceptualization with the words of patients and family members. Rather than focusing on death, Sourkes explores living with a life-threatening illness.

Mad People’s History of Madness, A

Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780822953319
Pub Date: 15 Mar 1982
Description:
A man desperately tries to keep his pact with the Devil, a woman is imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband because of religious differences, and, on the testimony of a mere stranger, \u201ca London citizen\u201d is sentenced to a private madhouse. This anthology of writings by mad and allegedly mad people is a comprehensive overview of the history of mental illness for the past five hundred years-from the viewpoint of the patients themselves.Dale Peterson has compiled twenty-seven selections dating from 1436 through 1976.
Arms Transfers under Nixon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813104041
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1981
Description:
A model of policy analysis, Arms Transfers under Nixon provides a lucid and lively demonstration of how the Nixon administration combined skillful diplomacy and the adroit use of arms transfers to bring about a remarkable series of American foreign policy achievements. The Middle East provides the most dramatic example. Here, the Arab-Israeli military balance was stabilized, Egypt was persuaded and enabled to forsake its heavy dependence upon the Soviet Union, conditions favorable to peace negotiations were arranged, and important interim agreements were brokered by the United States.
The Secretary of Defense Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813114347
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1981
Illustrations: table
Description:
Since its creation by the National Security Act of 1947 the office of secretary of defense has grown rapidly in power and influence, surpassing at times that of the secretary of state to become second only to the presidency in the government of the United States. The pivotal secretaries, according to Kinnard, are James Forrestal, Charles Wilson, Robert McNamara, Melvin Laird, and James Schlesinger.Kinnard analyzes the administration of each of these secretaries not only within the domestic and international contexts of his time but also within the bureaucratic world in which the secretary functions along with the president and secretary of state.
Black American Literature and Humanism Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780813114361
Pub Date: 30 Dec 1981
Description:
For Black writers, what is tradition? What does it mean to them that Western humanism has excluded Black culture? Seven noted Black writers and critics take up these and other questions in this collection of original essays, attempting to redefine humanism from a Black perspective, to free it from ethnocentrism, and to enlarge its cultural base.
Politics of Mexican Oil, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780822953234
Pub Date: 15 Aug 1981
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
The Mexican oil boom of the 1970s brought great hope and prosperity with it. George Grayson shows the influence of oil and the oil sector both within Mexican society and in its relations with other nations. He traces the development of the oil industry from its beginnings in 1901 up until the 1980s, looking at topics that include the history of expropriation; the creation of the state-run company Petr\u00f3leos Mexicanos; graft and corruption within the Oil Workers Union; Mexico's relations with OPEC; the political nuances of oil and gas agreements with the United States; and the prospects for the Mexican oil industry and domestic reforms generated from oil revenue.
Atlas of World Cultures Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780822984856
Pub Date: 15 May 1981
Description:
The publication of MurdockÆs Ethnographic Atlas in 1967 marked the first time that descriptive information on the peoples of the world—primitive, historical, and contemporary—had been systematically organized for the purposes of comparative research. In this volume, Murdock has completely revised this work, selecting 563 societies that are most fully and accurately described in ethnographic literature. The identification of each society gives its geographical coordinates and date, its identifying number in the Ethnographic Atlas, and an indication of whether it is included in the Human Relations Area Files or the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample.
Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780813114453
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1980
Description:
In 1979 Robert Penn Warren returned to his native Todd Country, Kentucky, to attend ceremonies in honor of another native son, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, whose United States citizenship had just been restored, ninety years after his death, by a special act of Congress. From that nostalgic journey grew this reflective essay on the tragic career of Jefferson Davis -- "not a modern man in any sense of the word but a conservative called to manage what was, in one sense, a revolution." Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back is also a meditation by one of our most respected men of letters on the ironies of American history and the paradoxes of the modern South.
The Public Papers of Governor Wendell H. Ford, 1971-1974 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 722
ISBN: 9780813106021
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1978
Series: Public Papers of the Governors of Kentucky
Description:
This volume presents a record of the Ford administration. From among the many public speeches delivered by Wendell Ford during the three years he served as Governor, W. Landis Jones has chosen a representative sample that reflects the wide-ranging concerns of the Ford administration.

Clean Air

The Policies and Politics of Pollution Control
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780822952978
Pub Date: 15 Jun 1978
Description:
Clean Air begins and ends with a vivid case study of air pollution at the Clairton coke works, the largest such facility in the world. Against this background, Jones analyzes the development of pollution control policy beyond capability. He describes normal policy development as the gradual temporization of proposals, but that air pollution control deviated from the norm because of widespread public demand in the late 1960s for unrealistic controls.