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  • From Gentlemen to Townsmenby Charles G. Steffen

    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...

  • Blockbusting in Baltimoreby W. Edward Orser

    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...

  • Voices of Resistanceby Judy Maloof

    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...

  • Ancestors of Worthy Lifeby Teresa S. Moyer

    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 Yankee Comandanteby Michael Sallah; Mitch Weiss

    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...

  • Revolutionary Cubaby Luis Martínez-Fernández

    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...

  • Fidel Castroby Roman Rhode

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 23.34

    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...

  • Fidel Castroby Volker Skierka; Patrick Camiller

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    Fidel Castro is one of the most interesting and controversial personalities of our time – he has become a myth and an icon. He was the first Cuban Caudillo – the man who freed his country from dependence on the USA and who lead his people to rediscover their national identity and pride. Castro has outlived generations of American presidents... more...

  • Black Baltimoreby Harold Mcdougall

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Through extensive neighborhood interviews and a compelling assessment of the problems of unraveling communities in urban America, Harold McDougall reveals how, in sections of Baltimore, a "New Community" is developing. Relying more on vernacular culture, personal networking, and mutual support than on private wealth or public subsidy, the... more...

  • José Martí, the United States, and Raceby Anne Fountain

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    A national hero in Cuba and a champion of independence across Latin America, José Martí produced a body of work that has been theorized, criticized, and politicized. However, one of the most understudied aspects of his life remains his time in the United States and how it affected his attitudes toward racial politics. Martí saw first-hand the treatment... more...