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Title: Vaneesa Cook, "Spiritual Socialists: Religion and the American Left" (U Penn Press, 2019)

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen, "Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present" (UNC Press, 2020)

May 28th, 2020

Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present (UNC Press, 2020), traces the entwined histories… Go to Episode

Viet Thanh Nguyen, "Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War" (Harvard UP, 2016)

May 28th, 2020

According to Viet Thanh Nguyen, all wars are fought twice: first on the field of battle, and then in the struggles over memory. In Nothing Ever Dies:… Go to Episode

Alexander Bukh, "These Islands Are Ours" (Stanford UP, 2020)

May 28th, 2020

Alexander Bukh’s These Islands Are Ours: The Social Construction of Territorial Disputes in Northeast Asia (Stanford University Press 2020) provides… Go to Episode

Carl Suddler, "Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York" (NYU Press, 2019)

May 28th, 2020

A stark disparity exists between black and white youth experiences in the justice system today. Black youths are perceived to be older and less innocent… Go to Episode