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  • Gowanusby Joseph Alexiou

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    For more than 150 years, Brooklyn?s Gowanus Canal has been called a cesspool, an industrial dumping ground, and a blemish on the face of the populous borough?as well as one of the most important waterways in the history of New York harbor. Yet its true origins, man-made character, and importance to the city have been largely forgotten.    Now,... more...

  • Unsettledby Eric Tang

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ?90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist... more...

  • 1519: A Journey to the End of Timeby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    When Hernán Cortés met the Mayans, Aztecs and other cultures of the gulf coast of Mexico in 1519, it was the first extended contact between the peoples of continental America and Europe. The Spanish found cities larger and better run than any in Europe, and pyramids greater than Egypt’s. The Aztecs believed time was running down and... more...

  • Deadly Baggageby Al Sandine

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    In 1519, a few hundred Europeans led by Hernan Cortes sailed from Cuba to the Mexican mainland, where they encountered representatives of the Aztec Empire. Their Iberian history, culture and religion, and their experience in the Greater Antilles made conquest and riches the aim of these adventurers. They regarded themselves as heroes in a romantic... more...

  • Rediscovering The Past at Mexico's Peripheryby Gilbert M. Joseph

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Increasingly, the modern era of Mexican history (c. 1750 to the present) is attracting the attention of Mexican and international scholars. Significant studies have appeared for most of the major regions and Yucatán, in particular, has generated an unusual appeal and an abundant scholarship. This book surveys major trends in Yucatán?s currents in... more...

  • An Unlikely Unionby Paul Moses

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy, and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York. In the nineteenth century and for long after, the Irish and Italians fought in the Catholic Church, on the waterfront, at construction sites, and in the streets. Then they made peace through romance, marrying each other on a large scale in the years... more...

  • Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?by Shannon King

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 41.65

    The Harlem of the early twentieth century was more than just the stage upon which black intellectuals, poets and novelists, and painters and jazz musicians created the New Negro Renaissance. It was also a community of working people and black institutions who combated the daily and structural manifestations of racial, class, and gender inequality... more...

  • When the Diamonds Were Goneby Julian Padowicz

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    A rare glimpse into what it was like for a Jewish refugee to come of age in America during World War II, this unique memoir focuses on the struggles of assimilation. After a grueling and dramatic escape from occupied Poland, eight-year-old Julian and his mother arrive penniless in America in 1941 with big plans. Julian?s beautiful, former socialite... more...

  • Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928–1934by Eitan Ginzberg

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, veterans of the Revolution and prominent governors of Michoacán and Veracruz from 1928 to 1932, strived to make Mexico a modern and just state on the basis of the revolutionary constitution. Cárdenas sought to strengthen his position through the ruling party (PNR), while Tejeda attempted to strengthen his position... more...

  • Here and There in Mexicoby Mary Ashley Townsend; Ralph Lee Woodward

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4  Mary Ashley Townsend was a novelist, newspaper columnist, and poet laureate of New Orleans who made several trips to Mexico with her daughter Cora during the last two decades of the 19th century. She collected her impressions of many aspects of life in that country?flora, fauna, architecture,... more...