Summer Seminar

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

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This definitive history of American xenophobia is "essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society" (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist). The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, Lee explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. Now updated with an epilogue reflecting on how the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged xenophobia, America for Americans is an urgent spur to action for any concerned citizen.

This definitive history of American xenophobia is "essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society" (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist). The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, Lee explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. Now updated with an epilogue reflecting on how the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged xenophobia, America for Americans is an urgent spur to action for any concerned citizen. 

American Girls’ Kunstlerroman complete set

American Girls’ Kunstlerroman complete set

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The complete set of titles for the class, sent to you in a complementary Newberry tote!

Titles included are; 

  • Betsey Tacy Go Downtown
  • Fangirl
  • Little women
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

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Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are now old enough to do a lot of things...including going bobsledding and venturing into town on their own. They discover the joys of the public library, riding in a horseless carriage, and the theater. And as if it weren't enough to see a real play, they find themselves acting in one. They find a new friend, Mrs. Poppy, whose husband is the manager of the theater. Although Mrs. Poppy lives in a beautiful house with red carpets, gold chairs, and lace curtains, Betsy discovers that she is lonely just the same. But the three girls are going to make sure that changes.
BONE PEOPLE

BONE PEOPLE

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The powerful, visionary, Booker Award-winning novel about the complicated relationships between three outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage

"This book is just amazingly, wondrously great." --Alice Walker

In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes: part Maori, part European, asexual and aromantic, an artist estranged from her art, a woman in exile from her family. One night her solitude is disrupted by a visitor--a speechless, mercurial boy named Simon, who tries to steal from her and then repays her with his most precious possession. As Kerewin succumbs to Simon's feral charm, she also falls under the spell of his Maori foster father Joe, who rescued the boy from a shipwreck and now treats him with an unsettling mixture of tenderness and brutality. Out of this unorthodox trinity Keri Hulme has created what is at once a mystery, a love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where indigenous and European New Zealand meet, clash, and sometimes merge.

Winner of both a Booker Prize and Pegasus Prize for Literature, The Bone People is a work of unfettered wordplay and mesmerizing emotional complexity.

COP HATER

COP HATER

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As a cop with the city's famed 87th Precinct, Steve Carella has seen it all. Or so he thinks. Because nothing can prepare him for the sight that greets him on a sweltering July night: fellow detective Mike Reardon's dead body splayed across the sidewalk, his face blown away by a .45.

Days later, Reardon's partner is found dead, a .45-caliber bullet buried deep in his chest. Only a fool would call it a coincidence, and Carella's no fool. He chalks the whole ugly mess up to a grudge killing...until a third murder shoots that theory to hell. Armed with only a single clue, Carella delves deep into the city's underbelly, launching a grim search for answers that will lead him from a notorious brothel to the lair of a beautiful, dangerous widow. He won't stop until he finds the truth--or until the next bullet finds him.

The debut novel from EdMcBain's gritty 87th Precinct series, Cop Hater was hailed by the New York Times as "the best of today's procedural school of police stories--lively, inventive, convincing, suspenseful, and wholly satisfactory."

Dubliners: Centennial Edition

Dubliners: Centennial Edition

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Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce’s Dubliners is a vivid and unflinching portrait of “dear dirty Dublin” at the turn of the twentieth century. These fifteen stories, including such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the heart of the city of Joyce’s birth, capturing the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with an almost brute realism their outer and inner lives. Dubliners is Joyce at his most accessible and most profound, and this edition is the definitive text, authorized by the Joyce estate and collated from all known proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to reflect the author’s original wishes.

FANGIRL

FANGIRL

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In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.
Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
A New York Times Best Seller!

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:

The 1818 first edition text of the novel, introduced and annotated by J. Paul Hunter.

Three maps and eight illustrations.

A wealth of source and contextual materials, thematically arranged to promote classroom discussion. Topics include "Sources, Influences, Analogues," "Circumstances, Composition, Revision," and "Reception, Impact, Adaptation."

Eleven critical essays on Frankenstein's major themes, six of them new to the Third Edition.

A chronology and a selected bibliography.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

"A wonderful critical edition. I'm impressed with the quality of the essays. I will use this book in my Brit Lit II survey course." Mary Thompson, University of Sussex (United Kingdom) "This is a magnificent edition of Frankenstein! The articles selected are really relevant. . . . The notes are also significant and informative, and the materials are equally interesting. Very good indeed!" Dr. Antonio Gonzales, Filologia Moderna, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The Eversley Edition text of the poem, accompanied by Erik Gray's preface, full introduction, and detailed explanatory footnotes.
  • One illustration.
  • A generous selection (new to the Third Edition) of background materials on In Memoriam's subject, Arthur Henry Hallam, as well as its literary and scientific contexts.
  • Twelve contemporary reviews spanning 1850-55 (also new to this Third Edition) that suggest In Memoriam's initial reception.
  • Eleven critical essays, five of them new to the Third Edition.
  • A chronology, a selected bibliography, and an index of first lines.
  • About the Series

    Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

    Indigenous Literature complete set

    Indigenous Literature complete set

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    The complete set of titles for the class, sent to you in a complementary Newberry tote!

    Titles included are;

    • Bone People
    • Mullumbimby
    • Waterlily