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American Colonialism in Puerto Rico: The Judicial and Social Legacy
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Ramos, Efrén Rivera

Subject: Latin America

“This is a brilliant and outstanding book, quite persuasive in the way it interrogates history. Dr. Rivera Ramos performs the immense service of providing a serious discussion of the complexity of Puerto Rican history and political culture as well as …

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Santiago Pérez Triana (1858–1916) Colombian Man of Letters and Crusader for Hemispheric Unity
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Rausch, Jane

Subject: Latin Amerivan History, American History, World History, Biography,

The son of radical Colombian president Santiago Pérez Manosalbas, Pérez Triana was forced into exile after a scandal  involving his business ventures, fleeing over the Andes and down three rivers to the Atlantic and a new life in the United …

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The West and the World: A History of Civilization, Vol. II: From 1400 to the Present
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Reilly, Kevin

Subject: World History

The West and the World engages students and provokes discussion by presenting the past through the prism of current and perennial issues. Interpretive chapters on such topics as gender, religion, war, ecology, and nationalism create both thematic narratives and the …

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The West and the World: A History of Civilization, Vol. I: From the Ancient World to 1700
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Reilly, Kevin

Subject: World History

The West and the World engages students and provokes discussion by presenting the past through the prism of current and perennial issues. Interpretive chapters on such topics as gender, religion, war, ecology, and nationalism create both thematic narratives and the …

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Family Chronicle: An Odyssey from Russia to America
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Reznikoff, Charles

Subject: Europe, U.S. History

This remarkably moving and often funny saga becomes the collective memoir of the celebrated American poet and his family. Drawing upon the childhood stories of his parents, the author weaves together narratives that portray life in 19th-century provincial Russia, capture the …

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By the Waters of Manhattan
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Reznikoff, Charles (introduction by Milton Hindus)

Subject: Europe, U.S. History, World Literature

This is the first novel of Charles Reznikoff, one of the outstanding American poets of this century. It tells the story of a courageous woman in Russia who immigrates to America and starts a family and business in New York’s …

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Born at the Battlefield of Gettysburg: An African-American Family Saga
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Rinaldi, Harriette C.

Subject: African American History, Women's History, History of Slavery

“Tremendous! Part history, part detective story, and wholly good.” — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The lives of Victor Chambers—who was born on the battlefield at Gettysburg to a runaway slave and later became an artist in Providence—and his …

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Posmodernismo y Teatro en América Latina: Teorías y Practícas en el Umbral del Siglo XXI
Rizk, Beatriz J.

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

Main topics in contemporary Latin American theater include feminism, minorities and other marginalized people, and mixed genres and performances. In this work, Beatriz J. Rizk examines the impact of these topics on styles of Latin American expression on the threshold of …

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Historical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Survival in the United States
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Rodriguez, Clara E. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, editors

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

This collection was originally developed as an interdisciplinary reader for Puerto Rican Studies courses under the title The Puerto Rican Struggle: Essays on Survival in the U.S. It is being reissued with updated commentary because of its continuing relevance to …

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A New Deal for the Tropics: Puerto Rico During the Depression Era, 1932-1935
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Rodriguez, Manuel

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History, Caribbean

In the 1930s, Puerto Rico was economically and culturally a nineteenth-century agrarian state dominated by sugar and coffee plantations. Then came the New Deal, and the island changed forever. Puerto Rico entered the twentieth century in every respect, including its …

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Lamu: History, Society, and Family in an East African Port City
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Romero, Patricia

Subject: Africa, Women's History

This book depicts the history of Lamu, once an important East African port city but now known as an unspoiled tourist destination and scenic location for Hollywood movies.

Records from both the distant past and the more recent period give …

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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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African Women: A Historical Panorama
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Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: African History, Women's History, Textbook

African women have made history as doctors, merchants, slaves, prostitutes, and religious leaders. In this survey of the roles women have played in sub-Saharan Africa, from the Queen of Sheba in Ethiopia to the elected presidents of contemporary Liberia and …

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Passage from Home: The Erotic Awakening of a Young Intellectual
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Rosenfeld, Isaac (edited by Jonathan D. Sarna; introduction by Mark Shechner)

Subject: World Literature

This outstanding family novel, set in a Jewish neighborhood of Chicago, is “the fullest articulation of the generational conflict between Jewish fathers and [sins],” writes Alexander Bloom in his 1986 book Prodigal Sons. The central character, a 15-year-old boy in …

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The African Experience in Spanish America
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Rout, Leslie, Jr.

Subject: Africa, Latin America, History of Slavery

This pioneering book, a founding text of African diaspora studies, continues to hold a prominent place in any bibliography of its field and remains the only general history on the people of African descent in the Spanish-speaking nations of …

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Cuban Music
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Roy, Maya (translated by Denise and Gabriel Asfar)

Subject: Caribbean

Native Americans supplied the maracas. African slaves brought drums and ritual music, and Spaniards brought guitars, brass instruments, and clarinets along with European ballroom dancing. The advent of blues and jazz gave new forms to styles of songs, notably feeling …

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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
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Ruete, Emily (edited by Patricia Romero)

Subject: Middle East

Born a princess Sayyida on the African spice island of Zanzibar, Emily Ruete was brought up in a harem in the Sultan’s palace, naturalized as a German through marriage, and then manipulated by both Germans and British in their …

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