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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853 by Solomon Northup

Read Solomon Northup's harrowing account of being sold into slavery by two strangers. His important and vital account was made into the Oscar-winning movie Twelve Years a Slave last year, directed by Steve McQueen.

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Arab Spring in Egypt

Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond by Bahgat Korany and Rabab El-Mahdi

The Arab Spring Revolutions, lasting from 2010 to 2012, shook the very foundations of the Arab world and grabbed headlines across the globe. Discover more about the impact the uprising had on Egypt, why it happened, what it achieved, and more.

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Inside and Outside Liquidity

Inside and Outside Liquidity by Bengt Holmstrom and Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics. This book sets out to answer the following two questions: why do financial institutions, industrial companies, and households hold low-yielding money balances, Treasury bills, and other liquid assets? When and to what extent can the state and international financial markets make up for a shortage of liquid assets, allowing agents to save and share risk more effectively?

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Diversity in Family Life

Diversity in Family Life: Gender, Relationships and Social Change by Elisabetta Ruspini

As new forms of family and ‘non-traditional’ families grow in number, there is a need for understanding of these “new” arrangements and models of parenthood. This ground-breaking book discusses examples of the relationship between changing gender identities and processes of family formation in the Western experience, including asexual couples and childfree women and men.

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Body Knowledge

Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Mary Simonson

In the early twentieth-century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often weaved together techniques and elements drawn from a wide variety of genres and media, including ballet, art music, and photography. This book re-imagines early twentieth-century art and entertainment as both fluid and convergent.

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