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A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power

This general history of the slave trade provides a thorough and humane treatment of the subject that will appeal to non-specialists and specialists alike.
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The First True Hitchcock: The Making of a Filmmaker

A highly detailed and exceptionally well researched look at Hitchcock’s cinematic beginnings, best left to scholars and Hitchcock completists.

Iconotypes: A Compendium of Butterflies and Moths; Jones’ Icones Complete

A book as lovely as the creatures it depicts. There’s much here for specialists (lepidopterists; art historians) but lay readers too can savor an astonishingly beautiful “pre-industrial butterfly world.”

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Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis

An engaging read, avoiding hagiography. This biography of a mercurial rogue has something to amuse or annoy most aficionados.

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Beethoven, a Life

Detailed and engaging, this fitting tribute to the iconic composer will enrich anyone’s enjoyment and appreciation of his great music.

The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

Frykman breathes life into his subject in this vividly written tale of an oft-underrepresented history. Readers interested in maritime, naval, labor, and Atlantic history will greatly enjoy.

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Women Rapping Revolution: Hip Hop and Community Building in Detroit

An intriguing addition to the growing body of hip-hop literature. For listeners and fans and for scholars in musicology, cultural studies, and related disciplines.
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When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California

Former governor Jerry Brown’s foreword sets the tone for this body of work, which expresses tragic loss coupled with inspiration and fresh perspectives for the future. Beautifully designed and amply illustrated, this accessible catalog will be welcomed by art enthusiasts beyond California’s borders.
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The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration

Gruber brings to light the ties between feminist movements and mass incarceration in this deeply researched, timely analysis. Likely too academic for casual readers, this offering is recommended for women’s, gender studies, and criminal justice collections.
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