Book Announcement: Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World

Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp604, £80.99 / $137.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World, edited by Vincenzo Bavaro, Gianna Fusco, Serena Fusco and Donatella Izzo.

Poised between the land and the sea, enabling the dynamic flow of people and goods, while also figuratively representing a safe place of rest and refuge, the harbor constitutes a liminal, ambivalent space par excellence that has been central to the American imagination and history since the early colonial days. From the mythical tales of discovery and foundation to the endless flows of migrants, through the dark pages of the slave trade and the imperialistic dream of an ever-expanding nation, harbors, both as a trope and as physical spaces, powerfully signify the American experience. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-1922

The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-1922 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp250, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-1922 by Jeffrey M. Leatherwood.

Ever since the courtroom doors closed in 1919, the tragic Charlotte Streetcar Strike has haunted the collective memory of the Carolina Piedmont region. During a season of labor unrest, it briefly made national headlines. Five men were killed and at least twelve others were wounded by gunfire during a demonstration against Southern Public Utilities, a subsidiary of James B. Duke’s Southern Power. For many who lived afterward in North Carolina’s “Queen City,” the strike and riot were events better left forgotten, while, for later generations, the “Battle of the Barn” has become an item of curiosity. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Intertwining of Culture and Music: Love and the Times

The Intertwining of Culture and Music: Love and the Times now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp155, £45.99 / $78.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Intertwining of Culture and Music: Love and the Times by Frank A. Salamone.

This volume explores various kinds of love and the way music reflects them. It is about romantic love, ethnic pride and love, love and the media, and various other loves we have, especially love for popular culture. Throughout, special focus is given to the role jazz plays, as well as other forms of African and African American music, including hip hop, and, especially, the blues. Continue reading

Book Announcement: American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of “Jihadi Cool/Chic”

American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of “Jihadi Cool/Chic” now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp215, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of “Jihadi Cool/Chic” by Caroline Joan “Kay” S. Picart.

American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of Jihadi Cool/Chic provides a critical legal analysis of how American self-radicalizing terrorists become what they are by analyzing, in detail, the stories of Colleen LaRose, America’s first Most Wanted Female Terrorist, and the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Jahar (Dzhokhar), the Boston Marathon Bombers. Drawing from the analytic tools of cutting-edge studies on terrorism by global experts, as well as the latest news reports, policy papers, Congressional Hearings, and legal documents, the book illustrates how the internet provides the means through which a self-activating terrorist may first self-radicalize through some imaginary or sympathetic connection with an organized terrorist network. Continue reading

Book Announcement: American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad

American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp566, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad, edited by Sämi Ludwig.

In March 2015, a group of experts from four continents and a wide range of disciplines met with the leading African American writer Ishmael Reed in Mulhouse, France, and Basel, Switzerland. Guided by Swiss cultural and literary theorist Sämi Ludwig, and deliberately migrating back and forth across a political border in the heart of Europe, they not only listened to Reed and discussed his work, but also looked more widely at the different meanings assigned to “multiculturalism” in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world. This volume brings together their reflections. Continue reading

Book Announcement: American Travellers in Scandinavia

American Travellers in Scandinavia now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp119, £45.99 / $78.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Travellers in Scandinavia by Dimitrios Kassis.

The emergence of the racial theories of Nordicism and Anglo-Saxonism at the threshold of the twentieth century changed the cultural and political mapping of the world, and gave a new impetus to the construction of national discourses both in Europe and overseas. In its complex situation as a former colony and a rising empire, America strove to forge a new identity based on the biological findings of fresh scientific fields, the so-called “pseudosciences”. In their travel texts, American travel writers wished to revive their ties with the Old Norse world, embarking on trips which aimed to link the discovery of Vinland, by the Vikings, with the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Old Norse culture, by Victorian and American scholars. Continue reading