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A Law For The Lion: A Tale Of Crime And Injustice In The Borderlands - Beatriz De La Garza

"Esto no es cosa de armas" (this is not a matter for weapons). These were the last words of Don Francisco Gutiérrez before Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutiérrez. What began as a simple dispute over Allee's unauthorized ......

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Battle On The Bay: The Civil War Struggle For Galveston - Jr. Cotham, Edward T.

The Civil War history of Galveston is one of the last untold stories from America's bloodiest war, despite the fact that Galveston was a focal point of hostilities throughout the conflict. As other Southern ports fell to the Union, Galveston emerg......

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The Dance Of Freedom: Texas African Americans During Reconstruction - Barry A. Crouch

This anthology brings together the late Barry A. Crouch's most important articles on the African American experience in Texas during Reconstruction. Grouped topically, the essays explore what freedom meant to the newly emancipated, how white Texan......

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El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos And The Construction Of A Cultural Persona On The U.s.-mexico Border - Mark Cameron Edberg

Since the late 1970s, a new folk hero has risen to prominence in the U.S.-Mexico border region and beyond-the narcotrafficker. Celebrated in the narcocorrido, a current form of the traditional border song known as the corrido, narcotraffickers are......

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Pachangas: Borderlands Music, U.s. Politics, And Transnational Marketing - Margaret E. Dorsey

A uniquely Tejano version of the old-fashioned political barbeque, the traditional South Texas pachanga allowed politicians to connect with voters in a relaxed setting where all could enjoy live music and abundant food and drink along with politic......

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Bonfire Of Roadmaps - Joe Ely

Since he first hitched a ride out of Lubbock, Texas, at the age of sixteen, singer-songwriter and Flatlanders band member Joe Ely has been a road warrior, traveling highways and back roads across America and Europe, playing music for "2 hours of e......

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Sobral Pinto, "the Conscience Of Brazil": Leading The Attack Against Vargas (1930-1945) - John W. F. Dulles

Praised by his admirers as "one of those rare heroic figures out of Plutarch" and as "an intrepid Don Quixote," Brazilian lawyer Heráclito Fontoura Sobral Pinto (1893-1991) was the most consistently forceful opponent of dictator Getúlio Vargas. Th......

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Resisting Brazil's Military Regime: An Account Of The Battles Of Sobral Pinto - John W. F. Dulles

Praised by his many admirers as a "courageous and fearless" defender of human rights, Heráclito Fontoura Sobral Pinto (1893-1991) was the most consistently forceful opponent of the regime of Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas. John W. F. Dulles chr......

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Blockading The Border And Human Rights: The El Paso Operation That Remade Immigration Enforcement - Timothy J. Dunn

To understand border enforcement and the shape it has taken, it is imperative to examine a groundbreaking Border Patrol operation begun in 1993 in El Paso, Texas, "Operation Blockade." The El Paso Border Patrol designed and implemented this radica......

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Living With Coyotes: Managing Predators Humanely Using Food Aversion Conditioning - Stuart R. Ellins

The coyote may well be North America's most adaptable large predator. While humans have depleted or eliminated most other native predators, the coyote has defied all attempts to exterminate it, simultaneously expanding its range from coast to coas......

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The Solaris Effect: Art And Artifice In Contemporary American Film - Steven Dillon

What do contemporary American movies and directors have to say about the relationship between nature and art? How do science fiction films like Steven Spielberg's A.I. and Darren Aronofsky's Ï represent the apparent oppositions between nature and ......

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Exiled In The Homeland: Zionism And The Return To Mandate Palestine - Donna Robinson Divine

Offering a new perspective on Zionism, Exiled in the Homeland draws on memoirs, newspaper accounts, and archival material to examine closely the lives of the men and women who immigrated to Palestine in the early twentieth century. Rather than red......

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Charles Dickens And The Street Children Of London - Andrea Warren

Award-winning author Andrea Warren takes readers on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of a beloved writer who used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the ......

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Rancheros In Chicagoacán: Language And Identity In A Transnational Community - Marcia Farr

Rancheros hold a distinct place in the culture and social hierarchy of Mexico, falling between the indigenous (Indian) rural Mexicans and the more educated city-dwelling Mexicans. In addition to making up an estimated twenty percent of the populat......

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Remembering Childhood In The Middle East: Memoirs From A Century Of Change

Growing up is a universal experience, but the particularities of homeland, culture, ethnicity, religion, family, and so on make every childhood unique. To give Western readers insight into what growing up in the Middle East was like in the twentie......

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Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement And The Origins Of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930 - Patrick Ettinger

Although popularly conceived as a relatively recent phenomenon, patterns of immigrant smuggling and undocumented entry across American land borders first emerged in the late nineteenth century. Ingenious smugglers and immigrants, long and remote b......

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