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Why We War: the Human Investment in Slaughter and the Possibilities of Peace By Al Smith
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Why We War begins a new dialog about war and the social organization of peace. This book re-orients the thinking about war from a preoccupation with "a war," to an investigation into the... More > phenomenon of war itself. There is an unequal investment in war that has historically damaged the ability of social systems to perform adequately for all members of society. The result is ongoing strife, warfare, and poverty. War emerges as the disease of civilization and the bane of human rights.< Less
American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History By Al Smith
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This social & cultural history anthology is linked to an introductory body of theory on social and cultural methodology. It is a course text or an adjunct text for community college level... More > investigation on how culture and society interact to form North American history. It is also a foundation for discourse on social justice, activism, and human rights.< Less
African American: Readings in History and Identity By Al Smith
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This narrative historical anthology encapsulates the Afrocentric American experience from the beginning of human history until the beginning of the 21st century. Starting with the current situation... More > for Black Americans and asking the question; "How did we all get to this?", this community college text investigates the conscious and unconscious strategies that led African Americans to emerge from slavery to become the most successful ethnic group in United States history. The aim is to focus on both triumph and tragedy to encourage collective social activism and encourage a strong personal identity rooted in both the African and American experiences.< Less