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  • California History for Kidsby Katy S. Duffield

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles—including earthquakes, economic... more...

  • Becoming Mexipinoby Rudy P. Guevarra

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

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

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Framing Sarah Palinby Linda Beail; Rhonda Kinney Longworth

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.96

    Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public—both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and Longworth analyze why she touches such a nerve with the... more...

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

    Jill Dando Inst, UCL 2012; US$ 74.48

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of Americaby Robin Inglis

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 154.50

    The Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America tells of the heroic endeavors and remarkable achievements, the endless speculation about a northwest passage, and the fighting and manipulation for commercial advantage that surrounded this terrain. This is done through an introductory essay, a detailed chronology,... more...

  • Ethnic Community Buildersby Francisco Jiménez; Alma M. García; Richard A. Garcia

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    This book consists of fourteen interviews with Mexican-American community activists of various stripes in San JosZ. more...

  • Undocumented in L.A.by Dianne Walta Hart

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 30.00

    Yamileth's own words. From start to finish, Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's Story is testimonial literature at its best. This eye-opening work will show the reader the opposition and difficulties undocumented immigrants face in a nation that at first beckons them with freedom, then rejects them with unwelcoming borders and restrictive laws. ... more...

  • Postborder Cityby Michael Dear; Gustavo Leclerc

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.96

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Joe Meekby Stanley Vestal

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    "A tall man, with long black hair, smooth face, dark eyes (inclining to turn his head a little to one side, as much as to say, 'I can tell you about it'), a harum-scarum, don't-care sort of man, full of life and fun. That's how a contemporary described Joe Meek." Born in Virginia, Joe Meek became a trapper, Indian fighter, pioneer, peace officer,... more...