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  • Dominican Republic Travel Complete Profileby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 15.20

    Whether planning your own trip to Dominican Republic, or planning someone else’s, you’ll be equipped with the all-inclusive travel report—both of our “Travel” and “Points of Interest” reports rolled into one. more...

  • Nobody Turn Me Aroundby Charles Euchner

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people?about two-thirds black and one-third white?held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic ?I Have a Dream? oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As Charles Euchner reveals, the... more...

  • Rethinking Puerto Rican Precolonial Historyby Reniel Rodríguez Ramos

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    The history of Puerto Rico has usually been envisioned as a sequence of colonizations-various indigenous peoples from Archaic through Taíno were successively invaded, assimilated, or eliminated, followed by the Spanish entrada, which was then modified by African traditions and, since 1898, by the United States. The truth is more complex,... more...

  • An Example for All the Landby Kate Masur

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    In An Example for All the Land , Kate Masur offers the first major study of Washington during Reconstruction in over fifty years. Masur's panoramic account considers grassroots struggles, city politics, Congress, and the presidency, revealing the District of Columbia as a unique battleground in the American struggle over equality. After slavery's... more...

  • Haitiby Philippe Girard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 16.99

    Why has Haiti been plagued by so many woes? Why have multiple U.S. efforts to create a stable democracy in Haiti failed so spectacularly? Philippe Girard answers these and other questions, examining how colonialism and slavery have left a legacy of racial tension, both within Haiti and internationally; Haitians remain deeply suspicious of white foriegners'... more...

  • Washington Information Directory 2011-2012by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2011; US$ 232.50

    Washington Information Directory (WID) is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. WID provides capsule descriptions that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization. more...

  • A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadosby Richard Ligon; Karen Ordahl Kupperman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.50

    "Ligon's True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados is the most significant book-length English text written about the Caribbean in the seventeenth century. [It] allows one to see the contested process behind the making of the Caribbean sugar/African slavery complex. Kupperman is one of the leading scholars of the... more...

  • A Concise History of the Haitian Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 96.95

    This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804. Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author’s original research Offers a valuable resource... more...

  • The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleonby Philippe R. Girard

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    To a contemporary audience, Haiti brings to mind Voodoo spells, Tontons Macoutes, and boat people--nothing worth fighting over. Two centuries ago, however, Haiti, then known as Saint-Domingue, was the “Pearl of the Antilles,” France's most valuable overseas colony, the largest exporter of tropical products in the world, and the United... more...

  • Washington DC's Most Wanted™by Brigette Polmar; Norman Polmar

    Potomac Books Inc. 2010; US$ 6.95

    America's capital gets the Most Wanted™ treatment more...