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The Freedom SchoolsStudent Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Jon N. Hale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175685
eISBN:
9780231541824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students ... More

Karl PolanyiA Life on the Left

Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

Gareth Dale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231176088
eISBN:
9780231541480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176088.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was one of the twentieth century’s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization’s disruptions and the Great Depression’s ... More

The Man Who Built the Sierra ClubA Life of David Brower

The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Robert Wyss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ... More

The Origins of NeoliberalismModeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Dotan Leshem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and the economy closer together and revealing the significant role of Christian theology in ... More

The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Guobin Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231149648
eISBN:
9780231520485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Raised to be “flowers of the nation,” the first generation born after the founding of the People’s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and at first embraced the Cultural Revolution ... More

Your Friend Forever, A. LincolnThe Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Charles B. Strozier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On April 15, 1837, a “long, gawky” Abraham Lincoln walked into Joshua Speed’s dry-goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and asked what it would cost to buy the materials for a bed. Speed said ... More

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