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  • When the Diamonds Were Goneby Julian Padowicz

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    A rare glimpse into what it was like for a Jewish refugee to come of age in America during World War II, this unique memoir focuses on the struggles of assimilation. After a grueling and dramatic escape from occupied Poland, eight-year-old Julian and his mother arrive penniless in America in 1941 with big plans. Julian?s beautiful, former socialite... more...

  • Here and There in Mexicoby Mary Ashley Townsend; Ralph Lee Woodward

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4  Mary Ashley Townsend was a novelist, newspaper columnist, and poet laureate of New Orleans who made several trips to Mexico with her daughter Cora during the last two decades of the 19th century. She collected her impressions of many aspects of life in that country?flora, fauna, architecture,... more...

  • Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamansby Stacy B. Schaefer

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?A beautiful ethnographic work. Schaefer deftly relates mythology, cosmology, family life, and economics within the spiritual practice and mechanics of weaving. There is clearly a preservation ethos underlying Schaefer?s work, yet her depiction is not mournful, it is celebratory.?? Ethnohistory more...

  • The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberationby Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Young Lords was a multi-ethnic, though primarily Nuyorican, liberation organization that formed in El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) in July of 1969. Responding to oppressive approaches to the health, educational, and political needs of the Puerto Rican community, the movement?s revolutionary activism included organized protests and sit-ins targeting... more...

  • An Unlikely Unionby Paul Moses

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy, and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York. In the nineteenth century and for long after, the Irish and Italians fought in the Catholic Church, on the waterfront, at construction sites, and in the streets. Then they made peace through romance, marrying each other on a large scale in the years... more...

  • Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?by Shannon King

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 41.65

    The Harlem of the early twentieth century was more than just the stage upon which black intellectuals, poets and novelists, and painters and jazz musicians created the New Negro Renaissance. It was also a community of working people and black institutions who combated the daily and structural manifestations of racial, class, and gender inequality... more...

  • Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928–1934by Eitan Ginzberg

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, veterans of the Revolution and prominent governors of Michoacán and Veracruz from 1928 to 1932, strived to make Mexico a modern and just state on the basis of the revolutionary constitution. Cárdenas sought to strengthen his position through the ruling party (PNR), while Tejeda attempted to strengthen his position... more...

  • Die Andenby Axel Borsdorf; Christoph Stadel

    Springer 2013; US$ 79.99

    Bodenschätze, die überwältigenden Naturschönheiten,  die Vielfalt scheinbar intakter Kulturen, wirtschaftliche Vielfalt - das sind Stichwörter, die man gemeinhin mit den Anden verbindet. Erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wird eine Gesamtschau eines Erdraums  versucht, der durch die längste Gebirgskette der Erde... more...

  • Obras Iby Pedro José Guiteras

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    José Pedro Guiteras studied natural sciences at Sevilla. He developed his work as a historian and teacher while always under the threat of the colonial authorities. He was charged and convicted in 1849 for being a member of the party of Narciso López. In 1847 he wrote his meritorious work entitled  Influencia de la mujer en la sociedad cubana ,... more...