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  • Knickerbockerby Elizabeth L. Bradley

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes—from a beer brand to a basketball team and more—but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. In fact, he was New York's first truly homegrown... more...

  • Viva Mexico!by Charles Flandrau

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Flandrau was a rich young American with an individual sense of humour and no prejudices, except against Western uniformity. His travel book, first published in 1908, is more than a ramble among the Mexican people. Based on his brother's coffee plantation, he spent the best part of five years in a country which he describes as 'one long carelessly written... more...

  • New York City History for Kidsby Richard Panchyk

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar... more...

  • Mambo Montageby Agustín Laó-Montes; Arlene Dávila

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York... more...

  • East Harlem Rememberedby Christopher Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    The community of East Harlem in New York City lays claim to a rich and culturally diverse history. Once home to 35 ethnicities and 27 languages, the neighborhood attracted Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants in the early twentieth century and later saw an influx of Puerto Rican immigrants and African Americans. In this oral history, former and current... more...

  • The Postclassic to Spanish-Era Transition in Mesoamericaby Susan Kepecs; Rani Alexander; Matthew Restall

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 70.00

    A historical and archaeological analysis of native and Spanish interactions in Mesoamerica and how each culture impacted the other. more...

  • Travelers to the Other Worldby Robert Laughlin; Carol Karasik; Antzelmo Péres

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Laughlin presents a selection of the journals of Zinacantec Maya Romín Teratol and Antzelmo Pérez, describing their journeys to the United States in 1963 and 1967. more...

  • The Bare-toed Vaqueroby Peter J. Marchand

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Marchand’s photographs and text are both informative and intimate. His introduction to this little-known corner of Mexico will delight travelers and scholars alike. more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to New York City 2013by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 18.99

    The Not For Tourists Guide to New York City is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood dream guide designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy New Yorkers, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too. Each map is marked with user-friendly icons identifying our favorite picks around town, from essentials to entertainment,... more...

  • Propriety and Permissiveness in Bourbon Mexicoby Juan Pedro Viqueira Alban; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera; Sergio Rivera-Ayala

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 46.00

    The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of the Enlightenment. These new ideas, it has been assumed, brought a relaxation of social customs. But Viqueira Alban takes this assumption, and... more...