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Mound Bayou went from Swamp land to leading the world in cotton production. Mound Bayou traces its origins to people from the community of Davis Bend, Mississippi, and Joseph E. Davis, brother of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis encouraged an autonomous slave community with self-governance, an independent economy and higher health and nutrition standards. After the economic failure of Davis Bend, Isaiah T. Montgomery led the founding of Mound Bayou, in 1887.

Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia (Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology) - 'traces the transformation of childbirth in these cultures under the impact of western biomedical technology, national and international health policies and the wider factors of social and economic change'

Traces the author's covert and sometimes life-risking tour of animal farms throughout the world to expose animal cruelty and identify ways to farm compassionately while promoting human health, economics, and environmental consciousness.

The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud's crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. The failure of medicine's practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions in the United States. Spanish.

BRAC, arguably the world’s largest, most diverse and most successful NGO, is little known outside Bangladesh, where it formed in 1972. Author Ian Smillie predicts, however, that this is bound to change. BRAC’s success and the spread of its work in health, education, social enterprise development and microfinance dwarfs any other private, government or non-profit enterprise in its impact on tens of thousands of communities in Asia and Africa. Freedom From Want traces BRAC’s evolution from…

from PBS NewsHour

A Conversation with Poet June Jordan

Poet June Jordan discusses her latest book, "Soldier: A Poet's Childhood," with Elizabeth Farnsworth. Continue reading →

from Co.Exist

When Lobbyists Write Legislation, This Data Mining Tool Traces The Paper Trail

When Lobbyists Write Legislation, This Data Mining Tool Traces The Paper Trail. Big data is helping to bring transparency to the darker corners of politics.