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Worse Than The Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, And Justice In A Time Of Terror - , Dean Strang

In 1917 a bomb exploded in a Milwaukee police station, killing nine officers and a civilian. Those responsible never were apprehended, but police, press, and public all assumed that the perpetrators were Italian. Days later, eleven alleged Italian......

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A Duel Of Nations: Germany, France, And The Diplomacy Of The War Of 1870-1871 - David Wetzel

On July 19, 1870, Emperor Napoleon III of France declared war against the Prussia of King William I and Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck. A Duel of Nations dramatically depicts the world in which that war took place. In this, the first book in Eng......

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Human Rights And Transnational Solidarity In Cold War Latin America

With the end of the global Cold War, the struggle for human rights has emerged as one of the most controversial forces of change in Latin America. Many observers seek the foundations of that movement in notions of rights and models of democratic i......

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The Shadow Of A Year: The 1641 Rebellion In Irish History And Memory - John Gibney

In October 1641 a rebellion broke out in Ireland. Dispossessed Irish Catholics rose up against British Protestant settlers whom they held responsible for their plight. This uprising, the first significant sectarian rebellion in Irish history, gave......

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How Difficult It Is To Be God: Shining Path's Politics Of War In Peru, 1980-1999 - Steve J. Degregori, Carlos Iván|stern

The revolutionary war launched by Shining Path, a Maoist insurgency, was the most violent upheaval in modern Peru's history, claiming some 70,000 lives in the 1980s-1990s and drawing widespread international attention. Yet for many observers, Shin......

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Channeling The Past: Politicizing History In Postwar America - Erik Christiansen

After the turmoil of the Great Depression and World War II, Americans looked to the nation's more distant past for lessons to inform its uncertain future. By applying recent and emerging techniques in mass communication-including radio and televis......

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Almost Home: A Brazilian American's Reflections On Faith, Culture, And Immigration - H. B. Cavalcanti

In Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian-born scholar who has spent three decades working and living in the United States, reflects on his life as an immigrant and places his story within the context of the larger history of immigration.     ......

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Thailand's Political Peasants: Power In The Modern Rural Economy - Andrew Walker

When a populist movement elected Thaksin Shinawatra as prime minister of Thailand in 2001, many of the country's urban elite dismissed the outcome as just another symptom of rural corruption, a traditional patronage system dominated by local stron......

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When Pigs Could Fly And Bears Could Dance: A History Of The Soviet Circus - Miriam Neirick

For more than seven decades the circuses enjoyed tremendous popularity in the Soviet Union. How did the circus-an institution that dethroned figures of authority and refused any orderly narrative structure-become such a cultural mainstay in a stat......

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Hooligans In Khrushchev's Russia: Defining, Policing, And Producing Deviance During The Thaw - Brian Lapierre

Swearing, drunkenness, promiscuity, playing loud music, brawling-in the Soviet Union these were not merely bad behavior, they were all forms of the crime of "hooliganism." Defined as "rudely violating public order and expressing clear disrespect f......

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Chicago Whispers: A History Of Lgbt Chicago Before Stonewall - St. Sukie De La Croix

Chicago Whispers illuminates a colorful and vibrant record of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people who lived and loved in Chicago from the city's beginnings in the 1670s as a fur-trading post to the end of the 1960s. Journalist St. Suk......

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Genocide Lives In Us: Women, Memory, And Silence In Rwanda - Jennie E. Burnet

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women faced the impossible-resurrecting their lives amidst unthinkable devastation. Haunted by memories of lost loved ones and of their own experiences of violence, women rebuilt their lives from "les......

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The Social World Of Batavia: Europeans And Eurasians In Colonial Indonesia - Jean Gelman Taylor

In the seventeenth century, the Dutch established a trading base at the Indonesian site of Jacarta. What began as a minor colonial outpost under the name Batavia would become, over the next three centuries, the flourishing economic and political n......

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Colonial Crucible: Empire In The Making Of The Modern American State

At the end of the nineteenth century the United States swiftly occupied a string of small islands dotting the Caribbean and Western Pacific, from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Hawaii and the Philippines. Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Mo......

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Conjoined Twins In Black And White: The Lives Of Millie-christine Mckoy And Daisy And Violet Hilton

Conjoined twins have long been a subject of fantasy, fascination, and freak shows. In this first collection of its kind, Millie-Christine McKoy, African American twins born in 1851, and Daisy and Violet Hilton, English twins born in 1908, speak fo......

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Lords Of The Ring: The Triumph And Tragedy Of College Boxing's Greatest Team - Doug Moe

    Lords of the Ring revives the exciting era-now largely forgotten-when college boxing attracted huge crowds and flashy headlines, outdrawing the professional bouts. On the same night in 1940 when Joe Louis defended his heavyweight crown before ......

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Sailing To The Far Horizon: The Restless Journey And Tragic Sinking Of A Tall Ship - Pamela Sisman Bitterman

The tall ship Sofia sank off New Zealand’s North Island in February 1982, stranding its crew on disabled life rafts for five days. They struggled to survive as any realistic hope of rescue dwindled. Just a few years earlier, Pamela Sisman Bi......

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Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay At The Movies - Patrick E. Horrigan

In 1973, a sweet-tempered, ferociously imaginative ten-year-old boy named Patrick Horrigan saw the TV premiere of the film version of Hello, Dolly! starring Barbra Streisand. His life would never be the same. Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at t......

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