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The Impact of Intervention: The Dominican Republic during the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924
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Calder, Bruce

Subject: Caribbean History, Dominican History, US Foreign Policy

First U.S. paperback edition, spring 2006. Reprint of the 1984 edition with a new, extensive introduction by the author.

“A comprehensive and tolerant study, devoid of jargon….Calder, a historian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, fairly describes the mixed …

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The Challenges of Public Higher Education in the Hispanic Caribbean
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Canino, Maria J. and Silvio Torres-Saillant, editors

Subject: Caribbean

This book examines state policy and higher educational reform in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The dearth of attention to the postsecondary experience of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean makes this a very special contribution to the literature in the …

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The Agony of Asar: A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave—Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein, 1717–1747
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Capitein, Jacobus (translated by Grant Parker)

Subject: Africa, History of Slavery, World History

“Scholars and readers the world over thank Grant Parker for giving us both the first English translation of Capitein’s manuscript and a brilliant analysis of its significance.” — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Agony of Asar is the first …

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Latin American Women’s Narrative: Practices and Theoretical Perspectives
Castro-Klarén, Sara

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

This volume, featuring texts in English and Spanish, deals with the works of major women writers in Spanish America and analyzes the novel, the short story, and testimonio writing of the second half of the twentieth century. It places their …

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The History of the Maritime Wars of the Turks
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Çelebi, Kâtip (edited by Svatopluk Soucek)

Subject: Middle East, World History

This book spans the Turkish Empire’s expansion from the conquest of Constantinople to that of Crete, and recounts the story of Barbarossa, whom Süleyman the Magnificent appointed commander of the imperial navy, and many other highlights of Ottoman history. Katip …

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Afghanistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Three Essays on Culture and Society
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Centlivres, Pierre and Micheline Centlivres-Demont

Subject: Middle East

Two prominent anthropologists describe their long “journey” with the Afghan people, a journey that lasted thirty years and was punctuated by the events that caused Afghanistan’s transformation from the monarchic state of Zaher Shah to Daoud’s republic, from the Communist …

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Africa: A Short History
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Collins, Robert O.

Subject: Africa, Textbook

This is a concise but sweeping account of the African past, its peoples, and their institutions. The book attempts to provide an overview of African history without getting bogged down in details and data. This approach is very useful for …

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The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988
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Collins, Robert O.

Subject: African History

This is a history of the hydropolitics of the Nile Valley from 1900 to 1988. Attempts to develop the Nile and control its waters are of vital significance to the future of the inhabitants of Egypt, the Sudan, Ethiopia, and …

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Sudan in Turmoil: Hasan al-Turabi and the Islamist State, 1989-2003
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Collins, Robert O. and J. Millard Burr

Subject: Africa

Sudan was the first Islamist nation created within the larger Sunni community. The authors specifically focus on the activity of Sudanese intellectual Hasan al-Turabi, the eminence gris of the Sudanese Islamist movement and its political guide (murshid). Turabi, a prominent …

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African History in Documents, Vol. II: Eastern African History
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

This volume covers three thousand years of African history beginning with reports about the ancient kingdoms of Ethiopia and Kush; ancient and medieval trade routes, including China’s discovery of Africa; the history of the east coast; the Nilotic slave trade; …

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African History in Documents, Vol. III: Central and South African History
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

Beginning with the kingdoms of the Congo in the 14th and 15th centuries, and their histories, this volume analyzes the influence and pressures of the Portugese, the Catholic Church, and slave traders on these blossoming African states. Included are reports by Portugese …

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African History in Documents, Vol. I: Western African History
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

This volume covers five hundred years of history, beginning with the writings of travelers Ibn Battuta, Leo Africanus, Mungo Park, Heinrich Barth, René Caillé, and Mary Kingsley, as well as many others. Religious wars are described by chroniclers such as …

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Documents from the African Past
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa

This fascinating collection spans two millennia, beginning with a first-century merchant’s guide to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports. Primary sources describe ancient and medieval trade routes, China’s discovery of Africa, the slave trade, kingdoms and court life in …

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Problems in the History of Modern Africa (Vol. III in the Problems in African History Series)
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa

This work continues the saga begun in the first two volumes of the Problems in African History series, Problems in African History: The Precolonial Centuries and Historical Problems of Imperial Africa (both also available from Markus Wiener). With this sweeping examination of modern Africa’s challenges, Robert …

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The History of African Cities South of the Sahara: From the Origins to Colonization
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Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine (translated by Mary Baker)

Subject: Africa

Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 2005, CHOICE Magazine

Cities have existed in sub-Saharan Africa since antiquity. But only now are historians and archaeologists rediscovering their rich heritage: the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe and Congo, the harbor …

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Empire, Enslavement and Freedom in the Caribbean
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Craton, Michael

Subject: Africa, Caribbean

The author describes and explains the origins of West Indian slave plantations, plantocracies, and the relationship between plantocrats and Amerindians. He then examines the African background of Caribbean slavery, depicts slave lives and behavior, and discusses modern perceptions of slavery …

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The Book of Strangers: Medieval Arabic Graffiti on the Theme of Nostalgia
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Crone, Patricia and Shmuel Moreh, editors

Subject: Middle East

A tenth-century Iraqi longing for the happy days of the past took to collecting verse graffiti left behind by travelers and others who did not feel at home where they were in order to console himself. Some of the graffiti …

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