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Ariel's EcologyPlantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Monique Allewaert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, this book contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century ... More

Backwater BluesThe Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Backwater Blues offers a critique of long-standing ideas of African American environmental complacency by showing the ways in which black commentators from W.E.B. Du Bois to Bessie Smith provided an ... More

Black Star, Crescent MoonThe Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Sohail Daulatzai

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of ... More

Breathing Race into the MachineThe Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

Lundy Braun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683574
eISBN:
9781452949185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683574.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The spirometer is used routinely to diagnose respiratory disease in specialist and primary care settings, although most patients probably do not recognize the name of the device. An important feature ... More

Creole IndigeneityBetween Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Shona N. Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the colonial period in Guyana, the country’s coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. This book investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, ... More

Debating the End of HistoryThe Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life

Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life

David W. Noble

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680580
eISBN:
9781452948669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680580.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

While other scholars have demonstrated that the global marketplace is timeful and complex and not timeless and simple, my book is unique because I analyze how four academic groups-historians, ... More

Degrees of FreedomThe Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

William D. Green

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Spanning the half-century after the Civil War, Degrees of Freedom draws a rare picture of black experience in a northern state and of the nature of black discontent and action within a predominantly ... More

Digital StateThe Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

Thomas J. Misa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683314
eISBN:
9781452948973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Digital State tells the long overdue history of Minnesota’s world famous computer industry. The book profiles each of the most notable Minnesota companies, beginning with the founding of the ... More

Ends of EmpireAsian American Critique and the Cold War

Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Jodi Kim

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines Asian American cultural production and its challenge to the dominant understanding of American imperialism, Cold War dynamics, and race and gender formation. The book demonstrates ... More

Escape from New YorkThe New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the midst of vast cultural and political shifts in the early twentieth century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the rise of the “New Negro.” This phenomenon was ... More

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