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Capell Family Endowment for Social Justice Books
The Capell Family Endowment supports books that deepen the understanding of social justice through historical, cultural, and environment studies.
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From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California
Young countercultural back-to-the-land settlers flocked to northwestern California beginning in the 1960s, and by the 1970s, unregulated cannabis production proliferated on Indigenous lands. As of 2021, the California cannabis economy was valued at $3.5 billion....
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New Women of Empire
Gendered Politics and Racial Uplift in Interwar Japanese America
Strong, bold, and vivacious—Japanese American young women were leaders and heroines of the Roaring Twenties. Controversial to the male immigrant elite for their rebellion against gender norms, these women made indelible changes in the community,...
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Contested Development and Rural Gentrification in the US West
What happens to rural communities when their traditional economic base collapses? When new money comes in, who gets left behind? Pushed Out offers a rich portrait of Dover, Idaho, whose transformation from “thriving timber mill...
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Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet
Eating with the World in Mind
Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as fundamental to building a more just world. What he chose to eat was intimately tied to his beliefs, and his key values of nonviolence, religious tolerance, and rural sustainability developed...
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School Photos in Liquid Time
From clandestine images of Jewish children isolated in Nazi ghettos and Japanese American children incarcerated in camps to images of Native children removed to North American boarding schools, classroom photographs of schoolchildren are pervasive even...
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Stars for Freedom
Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement
From Oprah Winfrey to Angelina Jolie, George Clooney to Leonardo DiCaprio, Americans have come to expect that Hollywood celebrities will be outspoken advocates for social and political causes. However, that wasn’t always the case. As...
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Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River
The Chinook Indian Nation—whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lower Columbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at the river’s mouth—continue to reside near traditional lands. Because of...
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Sanctuary and Asylum
A Social and Political History
The practice of sanctuary—giving refuge to the threatened, vulnerable stranger—may be universal among humans. From primate populations to ancient religious traditions to the modern legal institution of asylum, anthropologist Linda Rabben explores the long history...
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Conservation, Cattle, and Commerce Among the Q’eqchi’ Maya Lowlanders
This impassioned and rigorous analysis of the territorial plight of the Q'eqchi Maya of Guatemala highlights an urgent problem for indigenous communities around the world - repeated displacement from their lands. Liza Grandia uses the...
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A Principled Stand
The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States
In 1943, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned as a result. In A Principled Stand, Gordon's...
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The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Unearthing of Tse-whit-zen Village
In 2003, a backhoe operator hired by the state of Washington to work on the Port Angeles waterfront discovered what a larger world would soon learn. The place chosen to dig a massive dry dock...
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Spirits of our Whaling Ancestors
Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions
Following the removal of the gray whale from the Endangered Species list in 1994, the Makah tribe of northwest Washington State announced that they would revive their whale hunts; their relatives, the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation of...
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