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Riley, Glenda
In 1984, when Glenda Riley's 'Women and Indians on the Frontier' was published, it was hailed for being the first study to take into account the roles that gender, race, and class played in Indian/white relations during the westward migration. In the twenty years since, the study of those aspects of western history has exploded. "Confronting Race" reflects the changes in western women's history and in the author's own approach. In spite of white women's shifting attitudes toward Indians, they retained colonialist outlooks toward all peoples. Women who migrated West carried deeply ingrained images and preconceptions of themselves and racially based ideas of the non-white groups they would meet. In their letters home and in their personal diaries and journals, they perpetuated racial stereotypes, institutions, and practices. The women also discovered their own resilience in the face of the harsh demands of the West. Although most retained their racist concepts, they came to realise that women need not be passive or fearful in their interactions with Indians. Riley's sources are the diaries and journals of trail women, settlers, army wives, and missionaries, and popular accounts in newspapers and novels. She has also incorporated the literature in the field published since 1984 and a deeper analysis of relationships between white women and Indians in westward expansion.326pp.
University of New Mexico Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0826336329
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Inventory #12722
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.22 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Mohawk,John C.
Paradoxically, contemporary horrors like ethnic cleansing are deeply rooted in humanity's highest aspirations, which have given rise to countless similar upheavals and atrocities perpetrated over millennia. Although the ideals embodied in religion and philosophy are considered to be humanity's prime "civilising" force, religions that preach love have been used to justify bloody massacres, and utopian ideals have fomented intolerance and persecution of those who were perceived as obstacles to the realisation of an ideal society. John Mohawk, a distinguished Native American historian, examines this paradox and traces the role of utopian thinking as the rationale for religious wars, subjugation of indigenous peoples, genocide, enslavement, plunder, economic domination, and campaigns of world conquest from the time of the ancient Greeks. Mohawk examines the hidden dynamic within utopian thinking and the danger it poses when it is adopted by powerful groups who use it to serve their own interests. He points out that the danger lies not in the utopian ideal itself but in the parallel assumption that its followers are in possession of the only "truth" and are therefore justified in forcing their "better way of life" on other cultures or nations for the ultimate good of humanity. In a gripping historical narrative, Mohawk traces the impact of utopian thinking on the rise of Western culture in ancient Greece and Rome, the emergence of the Christian empire, and the holy wars of the Middle Ages. Showing how this mindset has shaped Western development, he makes it clear that the utopian legacy still influences contemporary social and political movements at home and abroad. Our greatest challenge is to find ways to defuse its harmful effects on cultures different from our own, while preserving our aspirations and personal ideals. Mohawk argues that only a pluralistic outlook can truly support peace and understanding among the peoples of the world. 287pp.
Clear Light Publishers, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1574160346
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Inventory #15335
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Pearlman, Mark D.; Tintinalli, Judith E.
This text aims to help primary care providers deal effectively with the wide variety of serious but unique medical problems seen in women. The three sections of the book cover general information, obstetrics and gynaecology, providing coverage of clinical features, diagnosis and treatment. 754pp.
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1998, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0070491275
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Inventory #8483
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Weinreb, Michael
338pp.
Gotham Books, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781592405596
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Inventory #27683
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Pollitt,R.J. Etc
Proceedings of the 25th Annual Symposium of the SSIEM, Sheffield, UK, Sept. 1987. Combined supplements of Journal of inherited metabolic disease, Vol. II (1988). Embraces many of the major aspects of the study of inborn errors of metabolism.Small mark near spine on base of front board.278pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 074620101x
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Inventory #15236
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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