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  • Baltimore '68by Jessica Elfenbein; Thomas Hollowak; Elizabeth Nix

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    In 1968, Baltimore was home to a variety of ethnic, religious, and racial communities that, like those in other American cities, were confronting a quickly declining industrial base. In April of that year, disturbances broke the urban landscape along lines of race and class. This book offers chapters on events leading up to the turmoil, the riots,... more...

  • The Baltimore Bookby Linda Shopes

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Baltimore has a long, colorful history that traditionally has been focused on famous men, social elites, and patriotic events. The Baltimore Book is both a history of "the other Baltimore" and a tour guide to places in the city that are important to labor, African American, and women's history. The book grew out of a popular local bus tour conducted... more...

  • Black Baltimoreby Harold Mcdougall

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Through extensive neighborhood interviews and a compelling assessment of the problems of unraveling communities in urban America, Harold McDougall reveals how, in sections of Baltimore, a "New Community" is developing. Relying more on vernacular culture, personal networking, and mutual support than on private wealth or public subsidy, the communities... more...

  • Blockbusting in Baltimoreby W. Edward Orser

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This innovative study of racial upheaval and urban transformation in Baltimore, Maryland investigates the impact of "blockbusting" -- a practice in which real estate agents would sell a house on an all-white block to an African American family with the aim of igniting a panic among the other residents. These homeowners would often sell at a loss to... more...

  • Colonial Chesapeakeby Debra Meyers; Melanie Perreault

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99

    Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up... more...

  • Drumblairby Rachel Manley

    Dzanc Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant and artistic Manleys, Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family, and the house in which they lived, Drumblair. Manley vividly recreates the world in which she came of age in this intimate and captivating memoir of the people... more...

  • From Gentlemen to Townsmenby Charles G. Steffen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Economic and social life in the upper Chesapeake during the colonial period diverged from that in southern Maryland and Tidewater Virginia despite similar economic bases. Charles Steffen's book offers a fresh interpretation of the economic elite of Baltimore County and challenges the widely accepted view that the life of this privileged class was... more...

  • Grand Cayman Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • The Great Divideby Thomas Fleming

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A fresh look at the nation?s formative years through the lens of the clash between Washington and Jefferson. more...

  • The Influence of Small States on Superpowersby Richard L. Bernal

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 119.99

    The success of Jamaica?s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states. more...