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Clemente! The Enduring Legacy
Clemente
Wagenheim, Kal

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Roberto Clemente, the first Latino baseball superstar, died on December 31, 1972, when his plane crashed while he tried to fly relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente’s legacy endures nearly four decades after his tragic death, because he …

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Cuentos: Stories from Puerto Rico (Bilingual)
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Wagenheim, Kal, editor

Subject: Caribbean

Cuentos is a bilingual anthology of twelve short stories, many of which appeared in the 1960s in the English-language magazine The San Juan Review, co-founded by Kal Wagenheim and Augusto Font. Written by six of Puerto Rico’s leading writers, the themes …

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Women in Islam
Women_In_Islam
Walther, Wiebke

Subject: Middle East

This book does not pretend that the society of Islam was dominated by women, but illustrates that the world from the classical period to modern times is also a woman’s world. Here we have tales of A’isha, who joined the …

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Dr. Moritz (Don Mauricio) Hochschild, 1881–1965: A German Jewish Mining Entrepreneur in South America
Mauricio
Waszkis, Helmut (edited by Heinrich Schipperges)

Subject: South America

The colorful life and activities of Dr. Moritz Hochschild in Latin America between 1911 and 1965 are the center of the first biography of the man, an important mining entrepreneur and ore buyer, and his companies. Moritz Hochschild became one …

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The Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings by Robert Wedderburn
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Wedderburn, Robert (edited by Iain MacCalman)

Subject: Caribbean

Robert Wedderburn was one of the first promoters of black power by revolutionary force, if necessary. His publications had an enormous impact in his time. The Horrors of Slavery is a vivid record of the history, ideas, and rhetoric of a …

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The Kingdom of Kush
Kush
Welsby, Derek A.

Subject: Africa

When Rome was a small village and the Greek city-states held sway over minuscule territories, the Kushites ruled an empire stretching from central Sudan to the borders of Palestine. During the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E., its rulers controlled Egypt …

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Brown v. Board of Education: A Documentary History
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Whitman, Mark

Subject: U.S. History

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

This critical contribution marks the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. The book lets the reader come to grips with the fascinating record of a case in which facts have made a more thrilling …

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The Irony of Desegregation Law 1955–1995: Essays and Documents
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Whitman, Mark, editor

Subject: U.S. History

This volume continues the story begun in the author’s earlier work, Removing a Badge of Slavery. It seeks to provide an interpretive history of the major developments in school desegregation law beginning with Brown II. It suggests we may be …

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Removing a Badge of Slavery: The Record of Brown v. Board of Education
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Whitman, Mark, editor

Subject: U.S. History

This compelling collection lets the reader come to grips with the fascinating record of a case in which facts have made a more thrilling story than fiction. The suit involved civil rights giants Thurgood Marshall and the leaders of the …

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Inward Hunger: The Education of a Prime Minister
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Williams, Eric (introduction by Colin Palmer)

Subject: Caribbean

“When the author, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was a lad, his country was a British crown colony, and its government offered one university scholarship a year to the entire population. Young Williams won it, and went off …

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Annotated Index of Medieval Women
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Williams, Marty and Anne Echols

Subject: World History

This is the most exhaustive bibliography in the field, compiled by two librarians who are also trained historians. Over 1,500 women who lived between 800 and 1500 C.E. are listed alphabetically, and details on nationality and brief summaries of available …

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Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages
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Williams, Marty; Echols, Anne

Subject: European History, Women's History

“A fascinating and highly readable survey.” — Library Journal

“Crusader and concubine, laundress and troubadour, mystic and midwife and miniaturist, beguine and bondwoman and the bersatrix rocking the cradle of kings — all find their rightful place in this bountiful …

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The Chinese in the Caribbean
Chinese_Caribbean
Wilson, Andrew, editor

Subject: Asia, Caribbean, World History

The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from all parts of the globe. Each group contributed to the social fabric, culture, and commerce …

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Aspects of Avicenna
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Wisnovsky, Robert, editor

Subject: Middle East, Religion, World Literature

The philosopher and physician Abû ‘Alî al-Husayn ibn ‘Abdallâh ibn Sînâ (d. 1037 c.e.), known in the West by his Latinized name Avicenna, was one of the most influential thinkers of the Islamic and European Middle Ages. Yet for a …

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The Islamic Middle East and Japan: Perceptions, Aspirations, and the Birth of Intra-Asian Modernity
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Worringer, Renée, editor

Subject: Asia, Middle East, Religion, World history

Iranian and Ottoman travelers to Japan in the late nineteenth century found a model to admire — a culture that was beginning to take its place in the modern world without sacrificing its traditional culture. Their admiration was bolstered when Japan …

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Japan’s Economy: A Bibliography of Its Past and Present
Wray, William D.

Subject: Asia

This useful bibliography covers Early Modern Japan (Tokugawa period through the Restoration era), Modern Japan (1868-1945, World War II, the Occupation and Postwar eras) and Contemporary Japan.