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  • Stiftung und städtische Gesellschaftby Ralf Lusiardi

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 98.00

    Stiftungen spielten im Mittelalter eine außerordentliche Rolle bei der Förderung von Kirche und Religion, von Bildung und sozialer Fürsorge. Sie wirkten - gerade in der städtischen Gesellschaft - auf alle Bereiche des menschlichen Lebens ein. Und sie sollten ungeachtet ihrer sonstigen Zwecke immer auch dem Seelenheil der Stifter dienen. Ausgehend von... more...

  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Urban Space and National Identity in Early Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazilby Cristina Peixoto-Mehrtens

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book focuses on how the political, cultural, and technical networks within the field of engineering provided the space within which an important professional middle class prospered in the city of São Paulo and made lasting contributions to the development of modern Brazil. more...

  • Waking from the Dreamby Louise Walker

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    When the postwar boom began to dissipate in the late 1960s, Mexico's middle classes awoke to a new, economically terrifying world. And following massacres of students at peaceful protests in 1968 and 1971, one-party control of Mexican politics dissipated as well. The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party struggled to recover its legitimacy, but... more...

  • What's Your Future Worth?by Peter Neuwirth

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    We weigh every significant decision based on how it will affect our future. But when it comes to figuring that out, we mostly make the process up as we go along. While financial professional Peter Neuwirth can?t help you actually predict the future, he can offer a simple, systematic way to make much better guesses about it?and so make better decisions. Neuwirth... more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...

  • Abolitionby Seymour Drescher

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book examines the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries. more...

  • African American Autobiography and the Quest for Freedomby Roland Williams

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 116.00

    Slave narratives were one of the earliest forms of African American writing. These works, autobiographical in nature, later fostered other pieces of African American autobiography. Since the rise of Black Studies in the late 1960s, leading critics have constructed black lives and letters as antitheses of the ways and writings of mainstream American... more...

  • African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Herbert S. Klein

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 20.95

    An examination of slavery that covers the Spanish, Portuguese and French regions of Latin America and examines the latest findings on the plantation system, demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. more...