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The Parish Behind God's Back - The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados (Paperback): George Gmelch, Sharon Gmelch The Parish Behind God's Back - The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados (Paperback)
George Gmelch, Sharon Gmelch
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Comprehensive ethnographic portrait of contemporary rural Barbados focuses on patterns of work, gender relations and life cycle, community, and religion in St. Lucy Parish. Recurring theme throughout work is impact of widening social relations - throughglobalization, tourism, transnationalism, tech

Villa - Soldier of the Mexican Revolution (Hardcover): Robert L Scheina Villa - Soldier of the Mexican Revolution (Hardcover)
Robert L Scheina
R377 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Analyzes the raucous career of one of the Mexican Revolution's central figures - Provides a fascinating introduction to Mexican political and cultural history - Examines a contentious period in U.S.-Mexican relations Starting with twenty-eight followers, Francisco Pancho Villa rose out of banditry to become a dynamic strategist who mastered the tactical use of a diverse array of weapons, including modern railroads and cavalry, to contest control of Mexico. In his early days as a brigand, the peasantry idolized him because he often gave them the largesse of his raids on the wealthy haciendas. His military career began in 1910 during the Mexican Revolution, and by the time of his defeat at the Battle of Celaya in 1915 he commanded 15,000 horsemen. Villa could be a generous patron to his loyal followers but a terrifying enemy. He believed that those whom he defeated earned the "privilege" of being executed by his own hand. During the bloodiest months of the Mexican Revolution, he even contended for control of the nation. He could not be intimidated by anyone, including the U.S. Army's Punitive Expedition led by Gen. John J. Pershing, who was sent to capture Villa after his raids into New Mexico during 1916. He died as he lived, violently, the victim of an assassination squad in 1923. Robert Scheina analyzes this complex man and provides a solid overview of Mexico's political history against the fabric of social and cultural turmoil.

The Scopes Monkey Trial (Paperback): Randy Moore, William McComas The Scopes Monkey Trial (Paperback)
Randy Moore, William McComas; Foreword by Tom Davis
R415 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R85 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
White - The Biography of Walter White, Mr Naacp (Hardcover): Kenneth Robert Janken White - The Biography of Walter White, Mr Naacp (Hardcover)
Kenneth Robert Janken
R599 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From his earliest years, Walter White was determined to transcend the rigid boundaries of segregation-era America. An African American of exceptionally light complexion, White went undercover as a young man to expose the depredations of Southern lynch mobs. As executive secretary of the NAACP from 1931 until his death in 1955, White was among the nation's preeminent champions of civil rights, leading influential national campaigns against lynching, segregation in the military, and racism in Hollywood movies.

White is portrayed here for the first time in his full complexity, a man whose physical appearance enabled him to negotiate two very different worlds in segregated America, yet who saw himself above all as an organization man, "Mr. NAACP." Deeply researched and richly documented, White's biography provides a revealing vantage point from which to view the leading political and cultural figures of his time -- including W.E.B. DuBois, Eleanor Roosevelt, and James Weldon Johnson -- and an unrivaled glimpse into the contentious world of civil rights politics and activism in the pre-civil rights era.

Lost Denver (Paperback): Mark A. Barnhouse Lost Denver (Paperback)
Mark A. Barnhouse
R416 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R85 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mount Mitchell (Paperback): Jonathan Howard Bennett, David Biddix Mount Mitchell (Paperback)
Jonathan Howard Bennett, David Biddix
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Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps (Paperback): Connie M. Huddleston Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps (Paperback)
Connie M. Huddleston
R421 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R84 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

At a time when our country struggled with a deep financial depression, the United States began to see incredible numbers of men and women who could not find work. During the first days of his administration, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to create opportunities for this country's uneducated and undereducated young men to find work, help support their families, and receive training in a variety of fields. President Roosevelt's own vision brought about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Images of America: Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps examines the role these young men played in developing three national forests, three national monuments, a national battlefield, 10 state parks, and four military installations. This book illustrates and gives voice to the CCC's rich contribution to Georgia's landscape and history and allows us to understand how the creation of this social employment program was once seen as the shining example of FDR's New Deal.

The President's Lady - A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson (Paperback): Irving Stone The President's Lady - A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson (Paperback)
Irving Stone
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In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time." -- "The Saturday Review of Literature"

Albion and Noble County (Paperback): Mark R. Hunter, Emily Hunter Albion and Noble County (Paperback)
Mark R. Hunter, Emily Hunter
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Rio Rancho (Paperback): Gary Herron Rio Rancho (Paperback)
Gary Herron
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Hudson (Paperback): Jill A Grunenwald Hudson (Paperback)
Jill A Grunenwald
R442 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R90 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Golf in Broome County (Paperback): Jim Maggiore, Michael J McCann Golf in Broome County (Paperback)
Jim Maggiore, Michael J McCann
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Fifty Years of Meadow Brook Theatre (Paperback): Thom F Foxlee, Maryann Foxlee Fifty Years of Meadow Brook Theatre (Paperback)
Thom F Foxlee, Maryann Foxlee
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Kenosha (Paperback): Jennifer Billock Kenosha (Paperback)
Jennifer Billock
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Ted Williams and Friends: - 1960-2002 (Paperback): Dick Trust Ted Williams and Friends: - 1960-2002 (Paperback)
Dick Trust
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Folsom (Paperback): Roberta Kludt Long Folsom (Paperback)
Roberta Kludt Long
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Vetter Health Services (Paperback): Danita Naimoli, Diane Neal Vetter Health Services (Paperback)
Danita Naimoli, Diane Neal
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Galveston S Tree Carvings (Paperback): Joseph R Pellerin Galveston S Tree Carvings (Paperback)
Joseph R Pellerin
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Forward Together - South Carolinians in the Great War (Paperback): Fritz P Hamer Forward Together - South Carolinians in the Great War (Paperback)
Fritz P Hamer
R423 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R38 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Great War opened the eyes of South Carolinians. In 1917, the United States recognized the threat that Imperial Germany posed to the rest of the world, and declared war on the rampaging country and her allies. The nation was immediately thrust into a new kind of war?one that would transform American society. Following the patriotic lead of the president and Congress, South Carolina's leaders took steps to foster total support for the war effort among residents of the Palmetto State. With insight from curators at the South Carolina's top museums, this engaging, accessible history explores the state's contributions to the war effort and examines the impact the Great War had on its people. Also highlighted are the South Carolinians who served their country on the Western front and helped break the Hindenburg line. Compelling and poignant, this look at South Carolina's role in World War I shows how the state and its people rose to the call of duty to help defeat one of history's gravest threats.

The Burning Tigris - The Armenian Genocide and America's Response (Paperback, 1st Perennial Ed.): Peter Balakian The Burning Tigris - The Armenian Genocide and America's Response (Paperback, 1st Perennial Ed.)
Peter Balakian
R319 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A history of the Armenian massacres of the 1890s and the genocide of 1915 also traces America's effort to assist the Armenian people, citing the contributions of such figures as Julia Ward Howe, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Mark Twain, and Clara Barton.

Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century (Paperback): Perinton Historical Society Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century (Paperback)
Perinton Historical Society
R415 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R85 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century documents the transformation of this upstate New York community into a suburban center. The change began with the arrival of a high-speed electric train in 1906. After that, the era of building and invention was under way. Pictured are some of the first housing subdivisions and period buildings-which survived most of the twentieth century but were razed for urban renewal-and the people of the time, including inventors Willis Trescott and Robert Douglas, whose patents for apple processing and Certo revolutionized the fruit industry.

Murder at the Brown Palace - A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal (Paperback): Dick Kreck Murder at the Brown Palace - A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal (Paperback)
Dick Kreck
R346 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R26 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On May 24, 1911, one of the most notorious murders in Denver's history occurred. The riveting tale involves high society, adultery, drugs, multiple murder, and more, all set in Denver's grand old hotel, the Brown Palace. As foreword writer and historian Tom Noel proclaims, "Hollywood murder mystery writers could not have contrived a thriller as chilling as this factual account." The characters in this real-life melodrama could not have been better cast. At the center of the storm was the seductively beautiful Denver socialite, Isabel Springer. In her thrall were three men--two locked in a struggle for her affections, and the third her unsuspecting husband. Little did ambitious John W. Springer, wealthy Denver businessman and politician, know that lovely Isabel, 20 years his junior, had been feeding the romantic fire of an out-of-town suitor at the same time that she was developing a cozy relationship with a man he regarded a friend and business partner. Threat and counter-threat between one-time cowboy and automobile racing driver Sylvester Louis ("Tony") von Phul and the dapper Harold Francis Henwood culminated in a barroom confrontation and a double gunshot murder. What followed were two of the most lurid court trials in Colorado history. This tragic story of a spectacular crime of passion and how it ruined the lives of those involved is one readers won't be able to put down.

The Race Beat - The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation (Paperback): Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff The Race Beat - The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation (Paperback)
Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff
R343 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R60 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press--and the journalists responsible for them--profoundly changed the nation's thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and '60s.
Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen--black and white--revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its citizens to act. Meticulously researched and vividly rendered, "The Race Beat" is an extraordinary account of one of the most calamitous periods in our nation's history, as told by those who covered it.

A World Made New (Paperback): Mary Ann Glendon A World Made New (Paperback)
Mary Ann Glendon
R342 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R26 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Unafraid to speak her mind and famously tenacious in her convictions, Eleanor Roosevelt was still mourning the death of FDR when she was asked by President Truman to lead a controversial commission, under the auspices of the newly formed United Nations, to forge the world’s first international bill of rights.

A World Made New is the dramatic and inspiring story of the remarkable group of men and women from around the world who participated in this historic achievement and gave us the founding document of the modern human rights movement. Spurred on by the horrors of the Second World War and working against the clock in the brief window of hope between the armistice and the Cold War, they grappled together to articulate a new vision of the rights that every man and woman in every country around the world should share, regardless of their culture or religion.

A landmark work of narrative history based in part on diaries and letters to which Mary Ann Glendon, an award-winning professor of law at Harvard University, was given exclusive access, A World Made New is the first book devoted to this crucial turning point in Eleanor Roosevelt’s life, and in world history.


Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

National Insecurities - Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882 (Hardcover, New Ed): Deirdre M Moloney National Insecurities - Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882 (Hardcover, New Ed)
Deirdre M Moloney
R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For over a century, deportation and exclusion have defined eligibility for citizenship in the United States and, in turn, have shaped what it means to be American. In this broad analysis of policy from 1882 to present, Deirdre Moloney places current debates about immigration issues in historical context. Focusing on several ethnic groups, Moloney closely examines how gender and race led to differences in the implementation of U.S. immigration policy as well as how poverty, sexuality, health, and ideologies were regulated at the borders.
Emphasizing the perspectives of immigrants and their advocates, Moloney weaves in details from case files that illustrate the impact policy decisions had on individual lives. She explores the role of immigration policy in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and other nations, and shows how federal, state, and local agencies had often conflicting priorities and approaches to immigration control. Throughout, Moloney traces the ways that these policy debates contributed to a modern understanding of citizenship and human rights in the twentieth century and even today.

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