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Short History of the Ismailis
Ismailis
Daftary, Farhad

Subject: Middle East, Religion

A major Shi’i Muslim community with a long and eventful history, the Ismailis were until recently studied primarily on the basis of the accounts of their enemies, including the Sunni polemicists and the Crusader chroniclers. As a result, a host …

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The Bear and the Porcupine: The US and Mexico
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Davidow, Jeffrey

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Jeffrey Davidow coined the phrase “the bear and the porcupine”—which has now entered Mexican political discourse—to describe the difficult relationship between the hypersensitive Mexican “porcupine” and the “insensitive” American bear.

In this revised and expanded second edition, Davidow picks up …

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The Latest Style: The Fashion Writing of Bianca Valmont and Economies of Domesticity
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Davis, Kathleen E.

Subject: Europe, Latin America

From her base in Paris, Bianca Valmont reported fashion and cultural trends for Ultima Moda, a magazine published in Madrid and circulated throughout the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and the Philippines from 1888 to 1898. Her column was at first …

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Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History
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de Barros, Juanita, Audra Diptee and David Trotman (edited by Franklin Knight)

Subject: Caribbean

In this book, leading scholars pull together some of the most recent research on the key themes of Caribbean history: slavery, the transition to freedom, colonialism, and decolonization. Although all parts of the Caribbean experienced these phases, the manner in …

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New Intersections: Essays on Culture and Literature in the Post-Modern and Post-Colonial Condition
de Toro, Fernando

Subject: Latin America

These essays deliver innovative and valuable aspects for a new reading of parts of late nineteenth-century Latin American cultural critique, but above all of twentieth-century Modernist and Post-Modernist literary production.

New Intersections is a hard-hitting, argumentative collection of essays which …

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Puerto Rico: An Interpretive History from Pre-Columbian Times to 1900
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de Wagenheim, Olga Jiménez

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America, Puerto Rico

Because many of the documents and books about Puerto Rico have been written by the island’s colonizers, only the victors were celebrated. With this in mind, the author has expressly composed this book from the viewpoint of the colonized, suppressed, and exploited. …

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Puerto Rico’s Revolt for Independence: El Grito de Lares
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de Wagenheim, Olga Jiménez

Subject: Caribbean

This book interprets Puerto Rico’s first and most significant attempt to end its colonial dependence on Spain. Looking at the imperial policies and conditions within Puerto Rico that led to the 1868 rebellion known as El Grito de Lares (the …

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The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History (Updated and Expanded Edition)
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de Wagenheim, Olga Jimenez and Kal Wagenheim, editors

Subject: Puerto Rican History, Caribbean History

This updated and expanded  edition includes new articles on political prisoners and the Puerto Rican diaspora and its consequences.

“An essential sourcebook for a better understanding of the Puerto Ricans. The editors believe that their experience as a people has …

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Hinduism and Islam in India: Caste, Religion, and Society from Antiquity to Early Modern Times
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Desika Char, S. V. (edited by Noel Q. King)

Subject: Asia, Religion

While there are numerous books on Islam and the West, this analysis of Islam takes a novel approach by focusing on the Hindu perspective. Islam and Hinduism co-existed in India for hundreds of years, dominating, suppressing, and influencing one another.

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1959: The Year That Inflamed the Caribbean
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Certain years are pivotal in global history, and one such year was 1959, from which this book takes its title. 1959 was indeed a historic year during which, among other historic events, Fidel Castro’s guerrilla war in Cuba toppled dictator …

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Bon Papa: Haiti’s Golden Years
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

This is Haiti, pearl of the Antilles, during the presidency of General Paul E. (Bon Papa) Magloire (1950-56). It was an exciting time, when Haitians stood tall, and their country flourished, as reported in the pages of the Haiti Sun

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The Murderers Among Us: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti Under Dr. François Duvalier, 1962–1971
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

François “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s hold on power in Haiti, initially tenuous, grew stronger as American confrontations with Cuba under President Kennedy fostered a fear that Communism could sweep Haiti if “Papa Doc” were ousted. Nonetheless, several groups of daring rebels took …

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The Price of Blood: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti Under Dr. François Duvalier, 1957–1962
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

This is the terrifying history of how Dr. François “Papa Doc” Duvalier used terrorism to reach power, and how he institutionalized terrorism as a weapon of the State. The book reports in detail the stories of the many unsuccessful attempts …

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Somoza and the Legacy of U.S. Involvement in Central America
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America, Us History

This engaging story of Nicaragua’s notorious tyrant is more than a biography. Solidly written for a general as well as scholarly audience, it paints a portrait of the man against a backdrop of Nicaragua’s political structure, social circumstance, and economic …

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Trujillo: The Death of the Dictator
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

On May 30, 1961, a hail of bullets ended the life of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, known to his countrymen as “The Goat” for his many revolting excesses, after thirty-one years of brutal rule over the Dominican Republic.

This book …

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Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoutes
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Diederich, Bernard and Al Burt (foreword by Graham Greene)

Subject: Caribbean

Originally published in 1970, this is the story of Haiti under the rule of Dr. François Duvalier. Bernard Diederich lived in Haiti for 14 years and had personal experience of the early Duvalier days and the period of Maloire’s rule. His work …

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America in the Eyes of the Germans: An Essay on Anti-Americanism
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Diner, Dan (foreword by Sander Gilman; translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: U.S. History, World History

The author presents a short history of a rather complex idea that began around the year 1800. Though the United States was often viewed by the people of Germany as a land of opportunity, a portion of the intelligentsia, with …

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The Bamana Empire by the Niger: Kingdom, Jihad, and Colonization, 1712-1920
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Djata, Sundiata A. K.

Subject: Africa

The powerful Bamana state emerged in 1712 and centered around the Middle Niger, where most inhabitants were Bamanas with their own language and religion. It was a sophisticated society with nobles, casted groups, and slaves. The Bamanas built an empire …

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Human Rights Policy of the Organization of American States in Latin America: Philanthropic Endeavors or the Exploitation of an Ideal?
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Dykmann, Klaas

Subject: Latin America

This book provides a historical analysis of the human rights policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) between 1970 and 1991. It offers new insights based on extensive research in archives and expert interviews in various countries. A description of …

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