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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This volume presents a social history of life in mid-19th-century Cuba as experienced by George Backhouse (and his wife, Grace), who served on the British Havana Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Documented with extracts from the Backhouse's correspondence, diaries and other contemporary papers, Martinez-Fernandez paints a detailed... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Despite the contributions of enslaved African Americans to our country?s economy, culture, and history, records of their existence are all but expunged from plantation sites, which are reluctant to show and interpret the homes and lives of the enslaved. One such site is Mount Clare near Baltimore, Maryland, where Teresa Moyer?s work examines the lives... more...
- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 25.99
William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 44.95
This is the first book in more than three decades to offer a complete and chronological history of revolutionary Cuba, including the years of rebellion that led to the revolution. Beginning with Batista?s coup in 1952, which catalyzed the rebels, and bringing the reader to the present-day transformations initiated by Raúl Castro, Luis Martínez-Fernández... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 22.08
Hoffnungsträger der Dritten Welt oder rücksichtsloser Despot? Fidel Castro, Máximo Líder der kubanischen Revolution, polarisiert wie kaum eine andere Figur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat unzählige Mordanschläge, die Amtszeit von zehn US-Präsidenten und den Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion überlebt. Diese Biografie zeigt, wie Castro seine charismatische... more...