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A University and a Neighborhood: University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 1880-1984

By Roseman; Curtis C.; Wallach; Ruth; Taube; Dace; McCann, Linda; DeVerteuil; Geoffrey; Zachary, Claude

Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.: Figueroa Press, 2006. This is an illustrated history of the University of Southern California and its surrounding neighborhood, with large black & white and color photographs on nearly every page, maps of the campus and the neighborhood, and a 21st century neighborhood profile (orange laminated cover with black & white photo of the university area; a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Paperback. As New. 9 1/4" X 8 3/4".


Revolutionary Ladies

By Young, Philip

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Near Fine/Very Good: this is a study of a number of 18th century Loyalist women, beautiful, wealthy, caught up in the double jeopardy of sexual scandal and war, driven in a losing cause into exile, virtually forgotten; inscribed by the author on the front end paper and dated 6 October 1977 (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine & paper-covered boards; brown pictorial dust jacket with white & gold lettering, author's photo on the back flap, very slight edgewear, a few small edge tears; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good.


The Karma of Brown Folk
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The Karma of Brown Folk

By Prashad, Vijay

Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.: University of Minnesota Press, 2000. This book is a critique of the model minority image of South Asians as inherently successful and the way American immigration policy and American Orientalism have perpetuated these stereotypes; the author challenges the arguments of Dinesh D'Souza who heralds South Asian success in the United States and questions the quiet accomodation to racism by many South Asians; tracing the long engagement of American culture with South Asia, he illustrates India's effect on Mather, Thoreau, and other thinkers, Ravi Shanker's influence on John Coltrane, and issues such as race versus caste and the connection between antiracism activism and anticolonial resistance; includes photographs (black cloth with white lettering; black pictorial dust jacket with very slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.