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  1. The Chicano Movement

    Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Mario T. Garcia

    Series: New Directions in American History

    The largest social movement by people of Mexican descent in the U.S. to date, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s linked civil rights activism with a new, assertive ethnic identity: Chicano Power! Beginning with the farmworkers' struggle led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the Movement...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    Series: New Directions in American History

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Harlem Renaissance in the American West

    The New Negro's Western Experience

    Edited by Cary D Wintz, Bruce A. Glasrud

    Series: New Directions in American History

    The Harlem Renaissance, an exciting period in the social and cultural history of the US, has over the past few decades re-established itself as a watershed moment in African American history. However, many of the African American communities outside the urban center of Harlem that participated in...

    Published September 18th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Entering the Picture

    Judy Chicago, The Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists

    Edited by Jill Fields

    Series: New Directions in American History

    In 1970, Judy Chicago and fifteen students founded the groundbreaking Feminist Art Program (FAP) at Fresno State. Drawing upon the consciousness-raising techniques of the women's liberation movement, they created shocking new art forms depicting female experiences. Collaborative work and...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Transgender Migrations

    The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition

    Edited by Trystan Cotten

    Series: New Directions in American History

    Transgender Migrations brings together a top-notch collection of emerging and established scholars to examine the way that the term "migration" can be used not only to look at the way trans bodies migrate from one gender to the (an?) other, but the way that trans people migrate in the larger...

    Published July 19th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945–1985

    Edited by Kathleen A. Laughlin, Jacqueline Castledine

    Series: New Directions in American History

    Breaking the Wave is the first anthology of original essays by both younger and established scholars that takes a long view of feminist activism by systematically examining the dynamics of movement persistence during moments of reaction and backlash. Ranging from the "civic feminism" of white...

    Published September 20th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Natural Protest

    Essays on the History of American Environmentalism

    Edited by Michael Egan, Jeff Crane

    Series: New Directions in American History

    From Jamestown to 9/11, concerns about the landscape, husbanding of natural resources, and the health of our environment have been important to the American way of life. Natural Protest is the first collection of original essays to offer a cohesive social and political examination of environmental...

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Science and Empire in the Atlantic World

    Edited by James Delbourgo, Nicholas Dew

    Series: New Directions in American History

    Science and Empire in the Atlantic World is the first book in the growing field of Atlantic Studies to examine the production of scientific knowledge in the Atlantic world from a comparative and international perspective. Rather than focusing on a specific scientific field or single national...

    Published October 25th 2007 by Routledge

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