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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Race and Real Estateby Kevin McGruder

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, Kevin McGruder offers an innovative perspective on Harlem?s history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans at a critical time of migration and development. During these decades, Harlem saw a dramatic increase in its African American population, and although... more...

  • The Bronxby Lloyd Ultan; Shelley Olson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Use this handy, comprehensive illustrated guidebook to discover the often-overlooked rich cultural, historical, and natural attractions of the Bronx?one of the five boroughs of New York City. Author and foremost Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan and educator Shelley Olson provide detailed descriptions, information, and maps visitors need, including hours... more...

  • New York Cafe Societyby Anthony Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In the midst of the Great Depression, an elite group of New Yorkers lived seemingly unaffected by the economic calamity. They were writers, playwrights, journalists, artists, composers, singers, actors, adventurers and socialites. Newspaperman Maury Paul dubbed them the Cafe Society. It was the time of Prohibition, speakeasies and exclusive nightclubs... more...