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Harnessing The Technicolor Rainbow: Color Design In The 1930s - Scott Higgins

Like Dorothy waking up over the rainbow in the Land of Oz, Hollywood discovered a vivid new world of color in the 1930s. The introduction of three-color Technicolor technology in 1932 gave filmmakers a powerful tool with which to guide viewers' at......

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Aztecs, Moors, And Christians: Festivals Of Reconquest In Mexico And Spain - Max Harris

In villages and towns across Spain and its former New World colonies, local performers stage mock battles between Spanish Christians and Moors or Aztecs that range from brief sword dances to massive street theatre lasting several days. The festiva......

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The Colonial Spanish-american City: Urban Life In The Age Of Atlantic Capitalism - Jay Kinsbruner

The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, co......

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Understanding The Chiapas Rebellion: Modernist Visions And The Invisible Indian - Nicholas P. Higgins

To many observers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mexico appeared to be a modern nation-state at last assuming an international role through its participation in NAFTA and the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development). Then ca......

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Gabriel Garcia Moreno And Conservative State Formation In The Andes - Peter V. N. Henderson

This book explores the life and times of Ecuador's most controversial politician within the broader context of the new political history, addressing five major themes of nineteenth-century Latin American history: the creation of political networks......

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Palestinians Born In Exile: Diaspora And The Search For A Homeland - Juliane Hammer

In the decade following the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, some 100,000 diasporic Palestinians returned to the West Bank and Gaza. Among them were children and young adults who were born in exile and whose sense of Palestinian identity was shaped not by......

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Western Representations Of The Muslim Woman: From Termagant To Odalisque - Mohja Kahf

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed-the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Musli......

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Poison Arrows: North American Indian Hunting And Warfare - David E. Jones

Biological warfare is a menacing twenty-first-century issue, but its origins extend to antiquity. While the recorded use of toxins in warfare in some ancient populations is rarely disputed (the use of arsenical smoke in China, which dates to at le......

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The Great Confusion In Indian Affairs: Native Americans And Whites In The Progressive Era - Tom Holm

The United States government thought it could make Indians "vanish." After the Indian Wars ended in the 1880s, the government gave allotments of land to individual Native Americans in order to turn them into farmers and sent their children to boar......

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Return To The Center: Culture, Public Space, And City-building In A Global Era - Lawrence A. Herzog

The redesign and revitalization of traditional urban centers is the cutting edge of contemporary urban planning, as evidenced by the intense public and professional attention to the rebuilding of city cores from Berlin to New York City's "Ground Z......

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The First New Chronicle And Good Government: On The History Of The World And The Incas Up To 1615 - Felipe Guaman Poma De Ayala

One of the most fascinating books on pre-Columbian and early colonial Peru was written by a Peruvian Indian named Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This book, The First New Chronicle and Good Government, covers pre-Inca times, various aspects of Inca c......

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We Came Naked And Barefoot: The Journey Of Cabeza De Vaca Across North America - Alex D. Krieger

Perhaps no one has ever been such a survivor as álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Member of a 600-man expedition sent out from Spain to colonize "La Florida" in 1527, he survived a failed exploration of the west coast of Florida, an open-boat crossing o......

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Delirio-the Fantastic, The Demonic, And The Reel: The Buried History Of Nuevo Leon - Marie Theresa Hernandez

Striking, inexplicable stories circulate among the people of Nuevo León in northern Mexico. Stories of conversos (converted Jews) who fled the Inquisition in Spain and became fabulously wealthy in Mexico. Stories of women and children buried in wa......

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Whose School Is It?: Women, Children, Memory, And Practice In The City - Rhoda H. Halperin

Whose School Is It?: Women, Children, Memory, and Practice in the City is a success story with roadblocks, crashes, and detours. Rhoda Halperin uses feminist theorist and activist Gloria Anzaldúa's ideas about borderlands created by colliding cult......

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Profiles In Power: Twentieth-century Texans In Washington, New Edition

Profiles in Power offers concise biographies of fourteen twentieth-century Texans who wielded significant political power and influence in Washington, D.C. First published in 1993 by Harlan Davidson, it has been revised and updated with new chapte......

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