Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Native American Heritage Month: Dr. Matthew Babcock on Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule

UNT Dallas faculty member Matthew Babcock Matthew Babcock discussed his recently published book Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule (2016) at the UNT Dallas Library on November 30, 2016.

Book Summary:
As a definitive study of the poorly understood Apaches de paz, this book explains how war-weary, mutually suspicious Apaches and Spaniards negotiated an ambivalent compromise after 1786 that produced over four decades of uneasy peace across the region. In response to drought and military pressure, thousands of Apaches settled near Spanish presidios in a system of reservation-like establecimientos, or settlements, stretching from Laredo to Tucson. Far more significant than previously assumed, the establecimientos constituted the earliest and most extensive set of military-run reservations in the Americas and served as an important precedent for Indian reservations in the United States. As a case study of indigenous adaptation to imperial power on colonial frontiers and borderlands, this book reveals the importance of Apache-Hispanic diplomacy in reducing cross-cultural violence and the limits of indigenous acculturation and assimilation into empires and states. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Global Terrorism Index 2016 Report

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its Global Terrorism Index which shows that worldwide deaths from terrorism decreased in 2015 from the peak year 2014. Despite this decrease, over 29,000 people died from terrorist incidents in 2015. The report provides a global perspective on terrorism and the international response. 

The report provides statistics that would be of interest to CJUS students. 

Learn more about this report and others by searching the library database: Access World News .

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Learn about the history, accomplishments, and current conditions facing the Native American community by browsing the following eBooks.

Friday, November 11, 2016

National Origami Day

November 11 is National Origami day! Origami is an ancient artform that developed in China and Japan. The word origami comes from the combination of two Japanese words, ori to fold and kami paper.

So you can develop your paper folding skills by reading this ebook:

Origami design secrets: mathematical methods for an ancient art

For more information on the nationwide celebration go to

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Presidential Elections Throughout US History

Election day is this Tuesday. If you think that this election year has been unbelievable then gain some perspective by reading about elections from the past. All the books in the US Preseidential Elections throughout History Presentation can be read as eBooks by searching the UNT Dallas Library catalog.
 See the eBooks on the next page.