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U.S. Experiment in Social MedicineAlice SardellThe first political history of the Community Health Center Program, the only federal experiment in social medicine. Sardell views the inherent political struggles, and the survival of the program on the condition that it only serve the poor.

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U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold WarJames LindsayThis volume explores the revisions to a variety of U.S. bureaucratic institutions and policy areas in the wake of the political upheaval following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold WarRandall RipleyThis volume explores the revisions to a variety of U.S. bureaucratic institutions and policy areas in the wake of the political upheaval following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Uncommon ContextsHazel HutchinsonBritain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. Whilst poets and novelists took inspiration from technical and scientific innovations, those directly engaged in these new disciplines relied on literary techniques to communicate their discoveries to a wider audience. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science, at the same time bridging the disciplinary gulf between the history of science and literary studies. Specific case studies include the engineering language used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role of physiology in the development of the sensation novel and how mass communication made people lonely.

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Uncommon ContextsRalph O'ConnorBritain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. Whilst poets and novelists took inspiration from technical and scientific innovations, those directly engaged in these new disciplines relied on literary techniques to communicate their discoveries to a wider audience. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science, at the same time bridging the disciplinary gulf between the history of science and literary studies. Specific case studies include the engineering language used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role of physiology in the development of the sensation novel and how mass communication made people lonely.

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Uncommon ContextsBen MarsdenBritain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. Whilst poets and novelists took inspiration from technical and scientific innovations, those directly engaged in these new disciplines relied on literary techniques to communicate their discoveries to a wider audience. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science, at the same time bridging the disciplinary gulf between the history of science and literary studies. Specific case studies include the engineering language used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role of physiology in the development of the sensation novel and how mass communication made people lonely.

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Under Solomon's ThroneMorgan LiuMorgan Y. Liu provides a rare ground-level analysis of post-Soviet Central Asia’s social and political paradoxes by focusing on an urban ethnic community: the Uzbeks in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, who have maintained visions of societal renewal throughout economic upheaval, political discrimination, and massive violence.
This study examines the culturally specific ways that Osh Uzbeks are making sense of their post-Soviet dilemmas. These practices reveal deep connections with Soviet and Islamic sensibilities and with everyday acts of dwelling in urban neighborhoods. Osh Uzbeks engage the spaces of their city to shape their orientations relative to the wider world, postsocialist transformations, Islamic piety, moral personhood, and effective leadership.

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Under the Flags of FreedomPeter BlanchardDuring the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom was worth risking one's life for, and wars against Spain presented unprecedented opportunities to attain it. Blanchard's study investigates the issue of slavery from the perspectives of Royalists, patriots, and slaves. He examines the wartime political, ideological, and social dynamics that led to slave recruitment, and the subsequent repercussions in the immediate postindependence era. Under the Flags of Freedom sheds new light on the vital contribution of slaves to the wars for Latin American independence.

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Under the Flags of FreedomPeter BlanchardDuring the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom was worth risking one's life for, and wars against Spain presented unprecedented opportunities to attain it. Blanchard's study investigates the issue of slavery from the perspectives of Royalists, patriots, and slaves. He examines the wartime political, ideological, and social dynamics that led to slave recruitment, and the subsequent repercussions in the immediate postindependence era. Under the Flags of Freedom sheds new light on the vital contribution of slaves to the wars for Latin American independence.

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Under the InfluenceKate TranschelThis book examines a highly significant chapter in the history of the Russian state and society: how those in power in Russian understood the impact of drinking on the state policy and on Russia’s working classes between 1895 and 1932.

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Under the InfluenceKate TranschelThis book examines a highly significant chapter in the history of the Russian state and society: how those in power in Russian understood the impact of drinking on the state policy and on Russia’s working classes between 1895 and 1932.

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Understanding Attitudes About WarHoward Tamashiro The authors examine the ethical and moral underpinnings of U.S. international relations by exploring the attitudes of contemporary decision makers and foreign policy elites toward war. They bring together various doctrines in the literature and characterize them using behavioral methodologies.

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Understanding Attitudes About WarGregory BrunkThe authors examine the ethical and moral underpinnings of U.S. international relations by exploring the attitudes of contemporary decision makers and foreign policy elites toward war. They bring together various doctrines in the literature and characterize them using behavioral methodologies.

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Understanding Attitudes About WarDonald Secrest The authors examine the ethical and moral underpinnings of U.S. international relations by exploring the attitudes of contemporary decision makers and foreign policy elites toward war. They bring together various doctrines in the literature and characterize them using behavioral methodologies.

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Undertaker’s DaughterToi Derricotte“Poems that stick with you like a song that won’t stop repeating itself in your brain, poems whose cadences burrow into your bloodstream, orchestrating your breathing long before their sense attaches its hooks to your heart.” —Washington Post on Captivity

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Unequal GiantsJoseph SmithIn 1889 the Brazilian empire was overthrown in a military coup. The goodwill and assistance of the United States to the young republic of Brazil helped forge an alliance. But America's apparently irresistible political and economic advances into Brazil were also hampered by disagreements-over naval armaments, reciprocity arrangements, the issue of coffee valorization, and in the 1920s over Brazil's efforts to play an active role in the League of Nations at Geneva. The relationship proved to be unequal, with the United States gaining influence in Latin America, as the Brazilian elite's ambitions and vanities were fed.

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Unequal PartnersSidney WeintraubSidney Weintraub examines the current relationship of Mexico and the United States as one of sustained dependence and dominance. The chapters examine the consequences of this imbalance in six major policy areas: trade; investment and finance; narcotics; energy; migration; and the border.

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Unequal PartnersSidney WeintraubSidney Weintraub examines the current relationship of Mexico and the United States as one of sustained dependence and dominance. The chapters examine the consequences of this imbalance in six major policy areas: trade; investment and finance; narcotics; energy; migration; and the border.

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Unexpected OutcomesRobert MoserRobert Moser offers a sophisticated analysis of Russia’s complex electoral system, and its effects on political parties and representation in Russia during the 1990s.

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United States and CubaJules Robert BenjaminFrom its independence from Spain in 1898 until the 1960s, Cuba was dominated by the political and economic presence of the United States. Benjamin studies this unequal relationship through 1934, by examining U.S. trade, investment, and capital lending; Cuban institutions and social movements; and U.S. foreign policy. Benjamin convincingly argues that U.S. hegemony shaped Cuban internal politics by exploiting the island's economy, dividing the nationalist movement, co-opting Cuban moderates, and robbing post-1933 leadership of its legitimacy.

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United States and Latin America in the 1980sCarlos RicoThis volume offers insights on the state of U.S.-Latin American relations, external debt and capital flows, trade relations, democracy, human rights, migration, and security during the 1980s.

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United States and Latin America in the 1980sKevin MiddlebrookThis volume offers insights on the state of U.S.-Latin American relations, external debt and capital flows, trade relations, democracy, human rights, migration, and security during the 1980s.

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United States Oil Policy, 1890-1964Gerald NashFocusing on the oil industry over a seventy-five year period, Nash provides a study of government–private industry relations, that sheds light on how America’s industries are regulated by the laws of supply, demand, and defense considerations.

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Unpopular Essays on Technological ProgressNicholas RescherRescher examines a number of controversial issues from a philosophical viewpoint, in an attempt to clarify some of the complexities of modern society, technology, and economics.

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Unquiet RuinAnnie O’NeillA photographic essay exploring the hidden secrets of an abandoned factory and warehouse, slated for future gentrification, and examining the between-life of an old building.
Unresolved TensionsLaurence WhiteheadThis volume brings together an expert group of commentators and participants from within the Bolivian political arena to offer diverse perspectives on ethnicity, regionalism, state-society relations, constitutional reform, economic development, and globalization.

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Unresolved TensionsLaurence WhiteheadThis volume brings together an expert group of commentators and participants from within the Bolivian political arena to offer diverse perspectives on ethnicity, regionalism, state-society relations, constitutional reform, economic development, and globalization.

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Unresolved TensionsJohn Crabtree This volume brings together an expert group of commentators and participants from within the Bolivian political arena to offer diverse perspectives on ethnicity, regionalism, state-society relations, constitutional reform, economic development, and globalization.

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Unresolved TensionsJohn Crabtree This volume brings together an expert group of commentators and participants from within the Bolivian political arena to offer diverse perspectives on ethnicity, regionalism, state-society relations, constitutional reform, economic development, and globalization.

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UnselfishnessNicholas RescherRescher criticizes the stance that rationality conflicts with morality, and defends the concept that the worth of altruism is irreducible and that its rationalization does not require recourse to prudential self-interest. To support his position, Rescher provides detailed examples, and a critique of utilitarian morality.

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Unsettling StatecraftJames MalloyLatin America in the 1980s was marked by the transition to democracy and a turn toward economic orthodoxy. Unsettling Statecraft analyzes this transition in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, focusing on the political dynamics underlying change and the many disturbing tendencies at work as these countries shed military authoritarianism for civilian rule.

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Unsettling StatecraftCatherine ConaghanLatin America in the 1980s was marked by the transition to democracy and a turn toward economic orthodoxy. Unsettling Statecraft analyzes this transition in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, focusing on the political dynamics underlying change and the many disturbing tendencies at work as these countries shed military authoritarianism for civilian rule.

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Uprooted ChildrenRobert ColesA study that describes how black, white, and Mexican-American children of migrant families grow up in rural America under conditions of extreme hardship and how they come to terms with the world and themselves.

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Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the StateHenry DietzOffers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor of Lima viewed themselves and organized to acquire basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions from Albert Hirschman and an analytical framework from Verba and Nie, Dietz produces findings that hold great interest for comparativists and students of political behavior in general.

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Urban RiversStéphane CastonguayUrban Rivers examines urban interventions on rivers through politics, economics, sanitation systems, technology, and societies; how rivers affected urbanization spatially, in infrastructure, territorial disputes, and in flood plains, and via their changing ecologies. Providing case studies from Vienna to Manitoba, the chapters assemble geographers and historians in a comparative survey of how cities and rivers interact from the seventeenth century to the present.
Urban RiversMatthew EvendenUrban Rivers examines urban interventions on rivers through politics, economics, sanitation systems, technology, and societies; how rivers affected urbanization spatially, in infrastructure, territorial disputes, and in flood plains, and via their changing ecologies. Providing case studies from Vienna to Manitoba, the chapters assemble geographers and historians in a comparative survey of how cities and rivers interact from the seventeenth century to the present.
Uses of AdversityRonald WallaceIn this collection of one hundred sonnets, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Ronald Wallace once again proves himself to be one of our most versatile and affirmative poets.
Utopian Novel in America, 1886–1896Jean PfaelzerJean Pfaelzer's study traces the impact of the utopian novel in the late nineteenth century, and the narrative structures of these sentimental romances. She discusses progressive, pastoral, feminist, and apocalyptic utopias, as well as the genre's parodic counterpart, the dystopia.

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