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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
This innovative study of racial upheaval and urban transformation in Baltimore, Maryland investigates the impact of "blockbusting" -- a practice in which real estate agents would sell a house on an all-white block to an African American family with the aim of igniting a panic among the other residents. These homeowners would often sell at a loss to... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Economic and social life in the upper Chesapeake during the colonial period diverged from that in southern Maryland and Tidewater Virginia despite similar economic bases. Charles Steffen's book offers a fresh interpretation of the economic elite of Baltimore County and challenges the widely accepted view that the life of this privileged class was... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
Latin American women were among those who led the suffrage movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and their opposition to military dictatorships has galvanized more recent political movements throughout the region. But because of the continuous attempts to silence them, activists have struggled to make their voices heard. At the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00
This historical overview connects significant events from Cuba's past with the country's current social and political changes. Author Clifford L. Staten reviews the changing landscape of Cuba and explores subjects such as the relationship between the domestic and international political economy of Cuba; the successes and failures of Castro's revolution;... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 87.99
While Cuba?s 1940 constitution was among the most progressive in the western hemisphere, few knew its details until political leader Chibás, whose suicide in 1951 precipitated the Cuban Revolution, read it on his radio program. This work explores Chibás?s life in order to explain the nature of Cuban politics from the mid-twentieth century to today.... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Maryland and Delaware Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Maryland and Delaware Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99
Life in a Black Community details and explores the Jim Crow era in Annapolis, Maryland. It recounts the tactics blacks used to gain equal rights, details the methods whites employed to deny or curtail their rights, and explores a range of survival and advancement strategies used by black families. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 44.99
To stroll the streets of Cubato hear the rumbling engines of its 1950s automobiles, the jazz, and the rumbais to travel back in time, to see jaw-dropping natural beauty and the artists, musicians, and folklore of legends. With access few others have had, Cynthia Carris Alonso has spent twenty years capturing Havana?s crumbling, baroque splendor.... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 119.99
The success of Jamaica?s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states. more...