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Women in San Juan: 1820-1868
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Matos Rodríguez, Félix V.

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

When the threat of political revolution lurked behind the shadows of the Spanish colonial state in Puerto Rico, one of the earliest casualties of anti-independence persecution in San Juan was a woman — Maria de las Mercedes Barbudo, who was …

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Women in the Islamic World: From Earliest Times to the Arab Spring
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Schneider, Irene (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Middle Eastern Studies, Women Studies, Religion, World History

 This book describes and analyzes the different roles women have played in the Islamic world, past and present. Starting with Sharia regulations and their applications in societies throughout history, Schneider observes and pinpoints the obstacles and opportunities women have …

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Women’s Voices on Africa: A Century of Travel Writings
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Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: Africa, Women's History

Among nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European “discoverers” of the “Dark Continent,” women are rarely mentioned. This anthology of Victorian women’s writings on Africa provides a fascinating overview of these women’s roles as scholars, missionaries, adventurers, spies, and journalists, and gathers …

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Zionism: A Brief History
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Brenner, Michael (translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Middle East, Religion, World History

This book explores the origins of Zionism within Jewish tradition, the variety of Zionist ideologies, and the political circumstances that fostered this movement. Jewish immigration to Palestine, shifting British policies, Arab reactions to Jewish settlements, and the impact of the …

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