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  • Creating and Consuming the American Southby Martyn Bone; Brian Ward; William A. Link

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    Stories of decline, endurance, invasion, and resistance have shaped southern identity. Whether they originate in chambers of commerce, neo-Confederate websites, jazz songs, or forces outside the region, the narratives and images that give shape to ?the South? have real social, political, and economic ramifications. Featuring interdisciplinary contributions... more...

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 1by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    This classic anthology provides essential primary text-based and visual documents, contextualized by editorial introductions and essays. more...

  • Demolition Means Progressby Andrew R. Highsmith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In 1997, after General Motors shuttered a massive complex of factories in the gritty industrial city of Flint, Michigan, signs were placed around the empty facility reading, ?Demolition Means Progress,? suggesting that the struggling metropolis could not move forward to greatness until the old plants met the wrecking ball. Much more than a trite corporate... more...

  • Kentucky Maverickby Carlton Jackson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 29.95

    Colonel George M. Chinn's (1902--1987) life story reads more like fiction than the biography of a Kentucky soldier. A smart and fun-loving character, Chinn attended Centre College and played on the famous "Praying Colonels" football team that won the 1921 national championship. After graduation, he returned to his home in Mercer County and partnered... 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...

  • Discovering Vintage Philadelphiaby Tanya Birch

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Discovering Vintage Philadelphia is a guide to all of the city?s timeless classic spots that take you back in time. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way. It includes indexes that let you choose the places you want to visit by neighborhood, by category, and?naturally?by era. ... 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...

  • Colonizing Paradiseby Jefferson Dillman

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    In Colonizing Paradise , historian Jefferson Dillman charts the broad spectrum of sentiments that British citizens and travelers held regarding their colonial possessions in the West Indies. Myriad fine degrees of ambivalence separated extreme views of the region as an idyllic archipelago or a nest of Satanic entrapments. Dillman shows the manner... more...