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The Folds Of Parnassos: Land And Ethnicity In Ancient Phokis - Jeremy Mcinerney

Independent city-states (poleis) such as Athens have been viewed traditionally as the most advanced stage of state formation in ancient Greece. By contrast, this pioneering book argues that for some Greeks the ethnos, a regionally based ethnic gro......

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Fdr's Good Neighbor Policy: Sixty Years Of Generally Gentle Chaos - Fredrick B. Pike

During the 1930s, the United States began to look more favorably on its southern neighbors. Latin America offered expanded markets to an economy crippled by the Great Depression, while threats of war abroad nurtured in many Americans isolationist ......

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Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, And Pelados: Class And Culture On The South Texas Border - Chad Richardson

"The Valley of South Texas," a recent joke goes, "is a great place to live. It's so close to the United States." Culturally, this borderland region is both Mexican and Anglo-American, and its people span the full spectrum, from a minority who wish......

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Soldaderas In The Mexican Military: Myth And History - Elizabeth Salas

Since pre-Columbian times, soldiering has been a traditional life experience for innumerable women in Mexico. Yet the many names given these women warriors-heroines, camp followers, Amazons, coronelas, soldadas, soldaderas, and Adelitas-indicate t......

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Guillermo Cabrera Infante: Two Islands, Many Worlds - Raymond D. Souza

A native Cuban who has lived in London since 1966, Guillermo Cabrera Infante is, in every sense, a multilingual and multicultural author. Equally at ease in both Spanish and English, he has distinguished himself with daring and innovative novels, ......

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The Social Life Of Numbers: A Quechua Ontology Of Numbers And Philosophy Of Arithmetic - Gary Urton

Unraveling all the mysteries of the khipu-the knotted string device used by the Inka to record both statistical data and narrative accounts of myths, histories, and genealogies-will require an understanding of how number values and relations may h......

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Brave Black Women: From Slavery To The Space Shuttle - , Sharon Kahn

Brave black women have played important roles in American history. Before the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, black women bore the bonds of slavery with courage and strength. Since Emancipation, black women have supported schools, churches, and......

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Rocky Mountain Divide: Selling And Saving The West - John B. Wright

The opposing forces of conservation and development have shaped and will continue to shape the natural environment and scenic beauty of the American West. Perhaps nowhere are their opposite effects more visible than in the neighboring states of Co......

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe: Faith And Empowerment Among Mexican-american Women - Jeanette Rodriguez

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most important religious symbol of Mexico and one of the most powerful female icons of Mexican culture. In this study, based on research done among second-generation Mexican-American women, Rodriguez examines the role ......

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The Illusion Of Inclusion: The Untold Political Story Of San Antonio, Texas - Rodolfo Rosales

To many observers, the 1981 election of Henry Cisneros as mayor of San Antonio, Texas, represented the culminating victory in the Chicano community's decades-long struggle for inclusion in the city's political life. Yet, nearly twenty years later,......

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Inventing The Savage: The Social Construction Of Native American Criminality - Luana Ross

Luana Ross writes, "Native Americans disappear into Euro-American institutions of confinement at alarming rates. People from my reservation appeared to simply vanish and magically return. [As a child] I did not realize what a 'real' prison was and......

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The Bear And His Sons: Masculinity In Spanish And Mexican Folktales - James M. Taggart

All the world over, people tell stories to express their deepest feelings about such things as what makes a "real" man or woman; what true love, courage, or any other virtue is; what the proper relationships are between people. Often groups of peo......

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Anita Brenner: A Mind Of Her Own - Susannah Joel Glusker

Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, Anita Brenner was one of Mexico's most discerning interpreters. Born to a Jewish immigrant family in Mexico a few years before the Revolution of 1910, she matured into an inde......

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