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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00
In Black Corona , Steven Gregory examines political culture and activism in an African-American neighborhood in New York City. Using historical and ethnographic research, he challenges the view that black urban communities are "socially disorganized." Gregory demonstrates instead how working-class and middle-class African Americans construct and... more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
Moctezuma was the most famous ruler of the powerful Aztec empire. After leading the Aztecs for 17 years as a fair leader, Moctezumas reign came to a dramatic close. The Spanish explorer Hernan Cortés conquered the Aztecs and Moctezuma died. more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 45.00
The Comcáac, or Seri Indians, are a native people living in the starkly beautiful and biologically rich desert of Sonora, Mexico. Reptiles of all kinds?lizards, crocodiles, snakes, and turtles?play a large role in Seri culture. Unfortunately, the long-term survival of the Comcáac and the future of many of these animals are uncertain. This book, written... more...
- Lantern Books 2012; US$ 9.99
As a diplomat's son, star athlete, and Harvard Law School graduate, in the early 1980s, Joseph Holland had a world of opportunities awaiting him on Wall Street and in corporate America. Instead, Holland moved to the inner city, driven by a divine calling full of unfolding mystery and challenge. He found himself in Harlem during the nadir of its... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Inspired by a stirring e-mail exchange with his father, award-winning essayist and cultural commentator , Ilan Stavans decided to do something bizarre: revisit his hometown, Mexico City, accompanied by a tour guide. With the same linguistic verve and insight that has made him one of the most distinguished voices in American literature today,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 45.95
The very question of “what do Jews think about the goyim” has fascinated Jews and Gentiles, anti-Semites and philo-Semites alike. MThis critical look at the origins of Jewish liberalism in America provides a more complicated and nuanced picture of the Americanization process. Gentile New York examines these newcomers’ evolving... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00
"The two volumes provide an honest overview of the third-largest U.S. trading partner, a country in turbulence where corruption and poverty rule. However, although such issues are not ignored, the editors have been successful in delivering a more balanced look, paying considerable attention to popular culture, traditional folklore, and the depth of... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 17.95
New Jersey for Kids is a handy reference guide offering hundreds of educational and entertaining ideas for parents and their children to explore and enjoy in the Garden State. Activities are designed specifically for kids ages 12 and under and cover a wide array of fun ways to enrich their intellectual lives, build their athletic skills, express... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
In this lively romp through history from the primitive past to the present day, MarcMappen's message resonatesù There's More to New Jersey than the Sopranos. Real tales, wise tales, tall tales abound throughout the pages of Mappen's collection, filled with zest, humor, scandal, and occasionally tragedy. Providing a lens into American history... more...