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Risking Life and Lens
Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin, authors of Tasting Freedom, will speak about the Life and Legacy of Octavius V. Catto at the Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 7th street in Philadelphia on June 28 at 5:30 pm.

Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus
Stefanie Chambers, author of Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus will read from and sign her book on Monday, June 26, at 7:00 pm at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N Downer Ave in Milwaukee WI.

Undocumented Fears
Bill Ecenbarger, author of Pennsylvania Stories—Well Told, was interviewed by WNPV (1440 AM, Lansdale) last week and will be a guest on WITF (89.5, Harrisburg) on June 28 at 9:00 am.

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    "[A] fascinating true story. Based on excellent archival work and Elson's precise scholarship, this meticulous contextualizing of divorce from a woman's point of view in the early twentieth century also has contemporary applications regarding gender relationships....it reads like a contemporary detective novel—as every legal victory for each side was appealed by the other. This is a moving and captivating book."Elizabeth Ettorre, Professor Emerita of Sociology in the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool and author of Autoethnography as Feminist Method: Sensitising the Feminist "I"



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    "[A]n innovative book whose publication will be enthusiastically welcomed by scholars, service providers, and victim advocates. The editors and contributors provide comprehensive perspectives—including Federal actions, intervention efforts, and student activism—towards preventing gender-based violence, from stalking to dating violence to unwanted sexual penetration (rape). Weaving in research findings, the chapters critically examine action steps currently mandated and in place and provide a call to action to move forward in addressing and preventing violence against college woment."Bonnie S. Fisher, Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

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    Through interviews with more than 100 law students and participant observations at two law schools, Pan examines how racialization happens alongside professional socialization and sheds light on how race operates in a law school setting for both students of color and in the minds of white students.




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    Bacon, Dewey, and the Revolutionary Transformation
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    Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, John Puckett, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges,
    Francis E. Johnston, and Joann Weeks

    "[A]n important book that should be read by all who are interested in strengthening research universities by calling them back to their civic mission."
    Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Levy Institute Research Professor, Bard College, and Distinguished Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative


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    Tommy J. Curry

    "[A] bold—indeed, fearless—intervention in the ongoing race/gender/sexual orientation debates...Sure to ignite a firestorm of controversy, The Man-Not is an impassioned protest against orthodoxies, both mainstream and radical, white and black. It is required reading for anyone interested in understanding oppression or having unquestioned assumptions put to the test."
    Charles W. Mills, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center


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North Philly Notes

This week in North Philly Notes, Jean Elson, author of Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness provides some keen observations about the issues raised during Nina and James Walker's sensational divorce trial.

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Upon the Ruins of Liberty
Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Sex and the Founding Fathers
Sex and the Founding Fathers

Red War on the Family
Red War on the Family

The Mutual Housing Experiment
The Mutual Housing Experiment

The New Freedom and the Radicals
The New Freedom and the Radicals

Reimagining Courts
Reimagining Courts

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