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  • Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York Cityby Jonathan Soffer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. In 1989, by the end of his mayoral run and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, neighborhoods and infrastructure were being rebuilt. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new businesses to... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Travel Dominican Republicby MobileReference 2010; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...

  • Good Night Pittsburghby Mark Jasper; Ruth Palmer

    Good Night Books 2011; US$ 2.99

    Many of North America?s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent?s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area?s attractionssuch as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the... more...

  • The Archaeology of Race in the Northeastby Christopher N. Matthews; Allison Manfra McGovern

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Historical and archaeological records show that racism and white supremacy defined the social fabric of the northeastern states as much as they did the Deep South. This collection of essays looks at both new sites and well-known areas to explore race, resistance, and supremacy in the region. With essays covering farm communities and cities from the... more...

  • Power Failureby Charles Brecher; Raymond D. Horton; Robert A. Cropf; Dean Michael Mead

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Written by two respected observers of public administration, this is a critical study of the politics of New York City from the 1960s to the present day. more...

  • Charm Cityby Madison Smartt Bell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.95

    With a writer?s keen eye, a longtime resident?s familiarity, and his own sly wit, acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell leads us on a walk through his adopted hometown of Baltimore, a city where crab cakes, Edgar Allan Poe, hair extensions, and John Waters movies somehow coexist. From its founding before the Revolutionary War to its place in popular... more...

  • Harlem between Heaven and Hellby Monique M. Taylor

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Harlem brings to mind a kaleidoscope of images?the jazz clubs and cultural ferment of the 1920s and 1930s, the urban decay of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the past twenty years. Integral to the ongoing transformation of Harlem has been the return of the African-American middle class to what had become an overwhelmingly poor area.... more...

  • Washington Burningby Les Standiford

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00

    The Riveting Story of the Federal City and the Men Who Built It In 1814, British troops invaded Washington, consuming President Madison?s hastily abandoned dinner before setting his home and the rest of the city ablaze. The White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. It was only after this British lesson in ?hard war,?... more...

  • Hidden New Yorkby Marci Reaven; Steve Zeitlin

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

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