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- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Diedrich Knickerbocker was created in 1809 by a young Washington Irving, who used the character to narrate his classic satire, A History of New York. Bradley's stunning volume offers a surprising and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of New York history, and invites readers into the world of Knickerbocker, the antihero who surprised everyone... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
Flandrau was a rich young American with an individual sense of humour and no prejudices, except against Western uniformity. His travel book, first published in 1908, is more than a ramble among the Mexican people. Based on his brother?s coffee plantation, he spent the best part of five years in a country which he describes as ‘one long carelessly... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99
New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
The community of East Harlem in New York City lays claim to a rich and culturally diverse history. Once home to 35 ethnicities and 27 languages, the neighborhood attracted Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants in the early twentieth century and later saw an influx of Puerto Rican immigrants and African Americans. In this oral history, former and current... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 70.00
A historical and archaeological analysis of native and Spanish interactions in Mesoamerica and how each culture impacted the other. more...
- Editorial Mazatlan 2013; US$ 9.99
For people planning to visit Mazatlán for short and long-term stays alike, savvy travelers and those looking for a permanent place in the sun have long relied on this unique and personal guidebook since its first modest edition in 2001. While packed with the basic information one needs for a fulfilling vacation, author Charles Hall also shares his... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
In Making a Promised Land , Paula J. Massood examines the interconnected histories of African American representation, urban life, and citizenship as documented in still and moving images of Harlem over the last century. She analyzes how photography and film have been used over time to make African American culture visible to itself and to a wider... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.95
Where can you find New York City?s best hamburger? What are the ten best songs ever written about New York? The ten best books set in New York? Bert Randolph Sugar and some famous friends answer these burning questions, helping both New Yorkers and tourists learn what makes the greatest city on earth so great. With a foreword by legendary newspaperman... more...