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  • Becoming Mexipinoby Rudy P. Jr. Guevarra

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California from 1900 to 1965. Rudy Guevarra traces their earliest interactions under Spanish colonialism, when they did not strongly identify as Mexican or Filipino, to illustrate how these historical... more...

  • Arc of the Medicine Lineby Anthony Rees

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    The border between Canada and the United States- the longest undefended border in the world-was laid out in many stages over more than a century, but the biggest part of the job was the long, (mostly) straight line across the prairies. On September 18, 1872, a full five years after confederation, two large teams of army surveyors-one from each country-met... more...

  • Best of California's Missions, Mansions, and Museumsby Ken McKowen; Dahlynn McKowen

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    This two-color traveler?s companion features more than 130 of California?s best missions, mansions, and museums. In addition to insider information on many of the destinations, the guide features themed tours that will appeal to tourists and armchair travelers alike, history buffs, as well as teachers and parents. Every entry details the highlights... more...

  • A People's Guide to Los Angelesby Laura Pulido; Laura Barraclough; Wendy Cheng

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    A People?s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.?s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process,... more...

  • Virginia Cityby Ronald M. James

    UNP - Bison Original 2012; US$ 16.95

    Spent cartridges. The pieces of an original Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottle. Shards of a ceramic pot, stained red. For archaeologists each of the thousands of artifacts uncovered at a site tells a story. For noted Comstock authority Ronald M. James, it is a story resulting from decades of research and excavation at one of the largest National Historic... more...

  • Hispanic Migration and Urban Developmentby Enrique S. Pumar; Donald Cunnigen; Marino Bruce

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 120.99

    This book analyzes the pattern of assimilation and incorporation among the Hispanic population in the Washington DC metro region. It makes a considerable contribution to the literature of emerging gateways in the field of migration and urban development with articles from notable academics and public policy analysts in their respective fields. more...

  • Cultural Construction of Empireby Janne Lahti

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 55.00

    From 1866 through 1886, the U.S. Army occupied southern Arizona and New Mexico in an attempt to claim it for settlement by Americans. Through a postcolonial lens, Janne Lahti examines the army, its officers, their wives, and the enlisted men as agents of an American empire whose mission was to serve as a group of colonizers engaged in ideological... more...

  • Errands into the Metropolisby Jonathan Beecher Field; Chris Onstad

    Dartmouth College Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    An exploration of the transatlantic character of early-American religious dissent more...

  • Secure and Tranquil Travelby Martha J. Smith; Derek B. Cornish

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 98.95

    Herein lie the answers to crime and disorder. So many people become dispirited, fatalistic or angry about crime instead of seeing crime problems, like business setbacks, as challenges or even opportunities. This book sets out a clear, systematic and demonstrably successful strategy for reducing the temptations and opportunities for crime. You cannot... more...

  • One Man's West, New Editionby David Lavender; David G. Lavender; David G. Lavender

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 21.95

    The American West of the 1930s and 1940s was still a place of prospectors, cowboys, ranchers, and mountaineers, one that demanded backbreaking, lonely, and dangerous work. Still, midcentury pioneers such as David Lavender remembered ?not the cold and the cruel fatigue, but rather the multitude of tiny things which in their sum make up the elemental... more...