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  • Undocumented Fearsby Jamie Longazel

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The Illegal Immigration Relief Act (IIRA), passed in the small Rustbelt city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania in 2006, was a local ordinance that laid out penalties for renting to or hiring undocumented immigrants and declared English the city?s official language. The notorious IIRA gained national prominence and kicked off a parade of local and state-level... more...

  • Dividing Hispaniolaby Edward Paulino

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The island of Hispaniola is split by a border that divides the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This border has been historically contested and largely porous. Dividing Hispaniola is a study of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo?s scheme, during the mid-twentieth century, to create and reinforce a buffer zone on this border through the establishment... more...

  • Cannon's Point Plantation, 1794 - 1860by John Solomon Otto

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

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  • Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformationby Marco G. Meniketti

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    In this deeply researched and multifaceted study, Marco G. Meniketti demonstrates how the landscape of the small Caribbean island of Nevis preserves and reveals artifacts and evidence of the highly complex and interrelated seventeenth- to nineteenth-century ?Atlantic Economy,? comprising early capitalist sugar production, the African slave trade,... more...

  • Fighting Monsters in the Abyssby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    Fighting Monsters in the Abyss offers a deeply insightful analysis of the efforts by the second administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2006?2010) to resolve a decades-long Marxist insurgency in one of Latin America?s most important nations. Continuing work from his prior books about earlier Colombian presidents and yet written... more...

  • The Physical Geography of South Americaby Thomas T. Veblen; Kenneth R. Young; Antony R. Orme

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 129.99

    The Physical Geography of South America, the eighth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series, presents an enduring statement on the physical and biogeographic conditions of this remarkable continent and their relationships to human activity. It fills a void in recent environmental literature by assembling a team of specialists from within... more...

  • Showing Teeth to the Dragonsby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Kline argues that the first administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez marks a decisive break in a seemingly endless cycle of civil war. Not only were the levels of homicide and kidnapping dramatically reduced, but the state took the offensive against the insurgents, strengthening the armed forces which in turn demonstrated clear support... more...

  • From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860?1960by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    To understand Alabama history one must appreciate the impact of the failure of secession of the state in the subsequent half century as well as the causes for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the state in the mid-twentieth century. The prophet of the first revolution was William Lowndes Yancey and the prophet of the second was Martin... more...

  • From Shipmates to Soldiersby Alex Borucki

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This book analyzes the lives of Africans and their descendants in Montevideo and Buenos Aires from the late colonial era to the first decades of independence. more...

  • The Politics of Trustby Gordon E. Harvey

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Florida governor Reubin Askew memorably characterized a leader as ?someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know.? It was a surprising statement for a contemporary politician to make, and, more surprising still, it worked. In The Politics of Trust: Reubin Askew and Florida in the 1970s ,... more...