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  • Weißes Goldby Giles Milton

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 15.25

    Es ist eine wenig bekannte, dunkle Seite der Geschichte. Europa im 18. Jahrhundert: Piratenschiffe kreuzen vor den Küsten und greifen die zivile Schifffahrt in Atlantik und Mittelmeer an. Zu Hunderten werden ganze Besatzungen von Handelsschiffen gefangen genommen, verschleppt und - als "Weißes Gold" - auf dem Sklavenmarkt nordafrikanischer... more...

  • Ökologische Stadtsanierungby Marcus Schowalter; Björn Bedey

    Diplomica Verlag 2004; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung "Städte und Gemeinden sind die Träger der kulturellen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung Europas. Ihre Urbanität ist eine notwendige Voraussetzung für eine nachhaltige Lebensform: Zum einen, weil nur Urbanität höchste Erreichbarkeit bei geringstem Energieverbrauch ermöglicht. Zum anderen, weil die Urbanität das klassische... more...

  • Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisiaby Ismael M. Montana

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    In this groundbreaking work, Ismael Montana fully explicates the complexity of Tunisian society and culture and reveals how abolition was able to occur in an environment hostile to such change. Moving beyond typical slave trade studies, he departs from the traditional regional paradigms that isolate slavery in North Africa from its global dynamics... more...

  • The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Tradeby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 52.00

    He covers a major aspect of the history of the international abolition of the slave trade. more...

  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...

  • After Slaveryby Howard Temperley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.95

    A collection of essays in which every contributor focuses upon some aspect of slave emancipation with the aim of assessing to what extent the outcome met with expectation. The hopes and disappointments that characterized the transition from slavery to freedom are depicted. more...

  • Alternative Urban Futuresby Raquel Pinderhughes

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment. more...

  • The Architecture of Transgressionby Rachel Sara; Jonathan Mosley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50

    Transgression suggests operating beyond accepted norms and radically reinterpreting practice by pushing at the boundaries of both what architecture is, and what it could or even should be. The current economic crisis and accompanying political/social unrest has exacerbated the difficulty into which architecture has long been sliding: challenged by... more...

  • Autobiografía de un esclavoby Juan Francisco Manzano

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    La Autobiografía del esclavo Juan Francisco Manzano es un texto de referencia en la cultura y la política cubana del siglo XIX.   Biographische Informationen Juan Francisco Manzano (1797-...). Cuba. En algún día del mes de agosto de 1797 nació, esclavo, el primer hombre de piel negra que leyó en público en Cuba sus propios poemas. Se trataba... more...

  • Bewonersparticipatie in de Bijlmermeerby P. van Beveren

    IOS Press 2014; US$ 87.00

    Participatie is een veel gebruikt en diffuus begrip. Patrick van Beveren laat in deze studie zien dat er een veelheid bestaat aan definities, omschrijvingen en vormen, maar dat er in de afgelopen decennia tegelijkertijd nauwelijks theoretische concepten zijn ontwikkeld. De ladder van Arnstein (1969) is in veel discussies en publicaties nog steeds leidend... more...