April 22, 2002
Manuel Pastor, professor of Latin American and Latino studies and director of the UCSC Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, has coauthored the new book, Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2002). The book explores various dimensions of the pursuit of racial equality, viewing race from sociological, economic, political, and personal perspectives. The book is the fourth in the American Assembly's Uniting America series. Pastor's coauthors are Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and president of PolicyLink, and Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California.
Pastor was also asked by the Modesto-based Great Valley Center to author the centerpiece essay for their new report, "The State of the Great Central Valley of California." The center supports the economic, social, and environmental well-being of California's Central Valley. Pastor's essay is titled, "Why Measure a Region's Civic and Social Health?"
"Conservatism, Nativism, and Slavery: Thomas R. Whitney and the Origins of
the Know Nothing Party," by Bruce Levine, professor of history, was the cover
essay in the September 2001 issue of the Journal of American History, the
flagship journal of historical scholarship about the United States. Levine's essay
dealt with connections among various facets of pre-Civil War American politics, including
slavery, capitalism, and attitudes toward the immigrants of that era.
Amelie Hastie, assistant professor of film and digital media, has published an article in Camera Obscura entitled "History in Miniature: Colleen Moore's Dollhouse and Historical Recollection."
Lecturer in Hindi John Mock has cowritten three travel guides published by Lonely Planet Publications: Trekking in the Karakoram and Hindukush, Hiking in the USA, and Hiking in the Sierra Nevada.