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  • The Near Northwest Side Storyby Gina M. Pérez

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    The Near Northwest Side Story is a fascinating account of transnational migration as survival strategy, one bound up in kin, region, and gender. Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico - two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. more...

  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fireby Brenda Lange

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    In the early years of the twentieth century, conditions were harsh in factories all over New York City, but they proved devastating at one in particular. On March 25, 1911, a fast-moving fire destroyed the top three floors of the building in which the Triangle Shirtwaist factory was located. One hundred and forty-six young women and several men died... more...

  • Communists and Perverts under the Palmsby Stacy Braukman

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 14.99

    In 1956, state Senator Charley Johns was appointed the chairman of the newly formed Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, now remembered as the Johns Committee. This group was charged with the task of unearthing communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive behavior in academic institutions throughout Florida.... more...

  • The Haitian Revolutionby David Geggus

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    "A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa... more...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and... more...

  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... more...

  • Sons And Daughters Of Losby David James

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Los Angeles. A city that is synonymous with celebrity and mass-market culture, is also, according to David James, synonymous with social alienation and dispersal. In the communities of Los Angeles, artists, cultural institutions and activities exist in ways that are often concealed from sight, obscured by the powerful presence of Hollywood and its... more...

  • A Walk to the River in Amazoniaby Carla Stang

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality - the flow of moment-to-moment existence - and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Blood Done Sign My Nameby Timothy B. Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.99

    "Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina. On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned... more...