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  • Washington Itselfby E. J. Applewhite

    Madison Books 1993; US$ 15.99

    Originally published by Knopf in 1981. more...

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disordersby Christopher G. Fairburn

    Guilford Publications 2008; US$ 47.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive guide to the practice of "enhanced" cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), the latest version of the leading empirically supported treatment for eating disorders. Written with the practitioner in mind, the book demonstrates how this transdiagnostic approach can be used with the full range of eating disorders... more...

  • Washingtonby Fergus Bordewich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.?a place once described as a mere swamp "producing nothing except myriads of toads and frogs (of enormous size)," and which was strategically indefensible, captive to the politics of slavery, and the target of unbridled land speculation?our... more...

  • Imagined Islandby Pedro L. San Miguel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    In a landmark study of history, power, and identity in the Caribbean, Pedro L. San Miguel examines the historiography of Hispaniola, the West Indian island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He argues that the national identities of (and often the tense relations between) citizens of these two nations are the result of imaginary contrasts... more...

  • Puerto Rican Nation on the Moveby Jorge Duany

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    Puerto Ricans maintain a vibrant identity that bridges two very different places--the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Whether they live on the island, in the States, or divide time between the two, most imagine Puerto Rico as a separate nation and view themselves primarily as Puerto Rican. At the same time, Puerto Ricans have been U.S.... more...

  • Nation and Citizen in the Dominican Republic, 1880-1916by Teresita Martínez-Vergne

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Combining intellectual and social history, Teresita Martinez-Vergne explores the processes by which people in the Dominican Republic began to hammer out a common sense of purpose and a modern national identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Hoping to build a nation of hardworking, peaceful, voting citizens,... more...

  • Puerto Rico in the American Centuryby J. Ayala César; Rafael Bernabe

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Offering a comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and evolution since the installation of U.S. rule, Ayala and Bernabe connect the island's economic, political, cultural, and social past of residents of the island as well as the many Puerto Ricans in the diaspora. The authors discuss a wide range of topics, including literary and cultural... more...

  • Mr. Lincoln's Fortsby III Benjamin Franklin Cooling; II Walton H. Owen

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 52.99

    During the American Civil War, Washington, D.C. was the most heavily fortified city in North America. To protect Washington with all it contained and symbolized, the Army constructed a shield of fortifications: 68 enclosed earthen forts, 93 supplemental batteries, miles of military roads, and support structures for commissary, quartermaster, engineer,... more...

  • Facing Racial Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the... more...

  • Puerto Ricoby Nancy Morris

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 112.95

    This book uses historical and interview data to trace the development of Puerto Rican identity in the 20th century. It analyzes how and why Puerto Ricans have maintained a clear sense of distinctiveness in the face of direct and indirect pressures on their identity. After gaining sovereignty over Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, the United States undertook... more...