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Palabra de Mujer: Historia oral de las directoras de cine mexicanas (1988-1994)
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Arredondo, Isabel

Subject: Latin America

“In this compilation of interviews, [Isabel] Arredondo, professor of Latin American literature at SUNY Plattsburgh, documents the importance of allowing women filmmakers to develop their own dialogue about their craft. After an introduction detailing the governmental bureaucracies that control the …

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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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Parricide on the Pampa: A New Study and Translation of Los Gauchos Judíos
Gerchunoff, Alberto (edited by Edna Aizenberg)

Subject: Religion, South America

This book presents a radical rereading of Alberto Gerchunoff’s classic Argentinian immigrant saga, Los gauchos judíos (The Jewish Gauchos; 1910). This collection of stories about early 20th-century agricultural colonies founded by persecuted Eastern Europeans Jews on the pampa has been both …

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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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Pathetic Symphony: A Biographical Novel About Tchaikovsky
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Mann, Klaus

Subject: World Literature

Like Mephisto, Pathetic Symphony is a novel about important artists and their milieu. Drawing his material from documented sources, and without ever distorting historical truth or sacrificing biographical accuracy for the sake of the narrative, Klaus Mann here presents a …

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People and Issues in Latin American History
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Hanke, Lewis and Jane M. Rausch

Subject: Latin America, World History

This two-volume edition of People and Issues in Latin American History presents a range of sources on and interpretations of important topics in the history of Latin America that enable students to debate the historical significance of individuals and issues. …

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A People’s History of Latin America
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Horna, Hernan

Subject: Latin American History

The history of Latin America has been written principally with a top-down approach that focuses on leaders and the privileged. Hernán Horna brings us a history that centers on the experience of Native Americans, blacks, and the poor. It examines …

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Pilgrimage to Mecca: The Indian Experience, 1500–1800
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Pearson, Michael N.

Subject: Asia, Middle East, Religion

For over a thousand years, tens and hundreds of thousands of Muslim Indians have been making the pilgrimage to Mecca, the annual Hajj. In the early modern period, they followed a route over the Indian Ocean, producing an entanglement of politics, …

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Policing Accounting Knowledge: The Market for Excuses Affair
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Puxty, Tony and Tony Tinker

Subject: Accounting

What becomes “knowledge” in accounting research is primarily what is published in leading journals. One source of contention is the extent to which the institutional structure of access to academic media affects and might spread the public validity of knowledge …

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Political Cartoons in the Middle East
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Göçek, Fatma Müge

Subject: Middle East

The imagery of political cartoons provides a unique yet under-studied insight into how Middle Eastern societies think. By combining the indigenous comic tradition of shadow plays with the imported Western print form, and by drawing on both visual and verbal …

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Political Words and Ideas in Islam
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Lewis, Bernard

Subject: Religion

This book brings together 11 essays on Islamic political thought by Bernard Lewis, the acknowledged doyen of Middle Eastern studies. Few historians have garnered such a broad audience as Lewis, whose works are widely read by scholars, politicians, journalists, and the general …

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Politics in a Half-Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago 1925–2001
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Meighoo, Kirk

Subject: Caribbean

This book tells the story of 20th-century politics in Trinidad and Tobago, a multiracial Caribbean state located on two small islands. The enquiry begins in 1925 with the then-colony’s first elections for seats in the Legislative Council. It ends in …

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The Pond (La Charca): Puerto Rico’s 19th-Century Masterpiece
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Zeno-Gandia, Manuel (preface by Kal Wagenheim; introduction by Juan Flores)

Subject: Caribbean, World Literature

Before the turn of the century, while the rich in Madrid, Paris and Rome capped their sumptuous dinners with sips of Puerto Rico’s exquisite black café, the anemic men, women and children who harvested the precious crop lived in squalid …

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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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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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Problems in African History: The Pre-Colonial Centuries (Expanded Edition)
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Iyob, Ruth and Robert O. Collins, editors

Subject: African History, Pre-Colonial Africa

This updated and expanded new collection covers the major problems in the field, incorporating classic texts, the newest research, and recent controversies about the origins of African history and Africa’s contributions to non-Western world history.

The themes presented include: • …

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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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Puerto Rican Arrival in New York: Narratives of the Migration, 1920–1950
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Flores, Juan

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

“First to disembark were passengers traveling first class, businessmen, well-to-do families, students. In second class, where I was, there were the emigrants, most of us tabaqueros, or cigar workers. . .”

Thus writes Bernardo Vega in this collection of engaging …

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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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Puerto Rico 1898: The War After the War
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Picó, Fernando

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Picó’s text was originally published in Spanish in 1987, as one of several works written in the late-1990s marking the centennial of the Spanish-American-Cuban War of 1898 and its consequences for Puerto Rico. When the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico in …

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Puerto Rico Inside and Out: Changes and Continuities
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Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

The essays in this book deal with continuity and change in Puerto Rico and together constitute a delightful San Juan reader from a thoughtful historian’s point of view. The themes range from Puerto Rican events as seen from Paris, to …

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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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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: The Four-Storeyed Country
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González, José Luis

Subject: Caribbean

In this work, González dismantles the myth of a dominant Spanish and racially white national culture in Puerto Rican history. He claims that the national identity is primarily Mestizo (mixed race) with a significant contribution from Africa. González calls the …

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