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Ghosts Of Home: The Afterlife Of Czernowitz In Jewish Memory - , Leo Spitzer

In modern-day Ukraine, east of the Carpathian Mountains, there is an invisible city. Known as Czernowitz, the "Vienna of the East" under the Habsburg empire, this vibrant Jewish-German Eastern European culture vanished after World War II-yet an id......

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Spectacle Of Deformity: Freak Shows And Modern British Culture - Nadja Durbach

In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's "prevailing taste for deformity." This vividly detailed work argues that far from being purely exploitative, displays of anomalous bodies served a ......

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Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies And The Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967 - Hillel Cohen

Based on his reading of top-secret files of the Israeli police and the prime minister's office, Hillel Cohen exposes the full extent of the crucial, and, until now, willfully hidden history of Palestinian collaboration with Israelis-and of the Ara......

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In The Shadow Of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy In The Atlantic World - Judith Carney

The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the......

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Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence, And The Politics Of Eating In Samburu, Northern Kenya - Jon Holtzman

This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, J......

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Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern And Muslim Americans Respond - , Medhi Bozorgmehr

For most Americans, September 11, 2001, symbolized the moment when their security was altered. For Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans, 9/11 also ushered in a backlash in the form of hate crimes, discrimination, and a string of devastating governm......

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Gatekeepers Of The Arab Past: Historians And History Writing In Twentieth-century Egypt - Yoav Di-capua

This groundbreaking study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, Gatekeep......

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Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, And Brainwashing - Susan L. Carruthers

This provocative history of early cold war America recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. Headlines were dominated by stories of Soviet slave laborers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, and courageous escapees like Oksana Kasenkina who......

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What Kind Of Liberation?: Women And The Occupation Of Iraq - , Nicola Pratt

In the run-up to war in Iraq, the Bush administration assured the world that America's interest was in liberation-especially for women. The first book to examine how Iraqi women have fared since the invasion, What Kind of Liberation? reports from ......

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It S All For The Kids: Gender, Families, And Youth Sports - Michael A. Messner

Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equa......

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A Nation Of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages Its Migration - David Fitzgerald

What do governments do when much of their population simply gets up and walks away? In Mexico and other migrant-sending countries, mass emigration prompts governments to negotiate a new social contract with their citizens abroad. After decades of ......

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Dignity And Defiance: Stories From Bolivia S Challenge To Globalization

Dignity and Defiance is a powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spil......

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The Environment And World History

Since around 1500 C.E., humans have shaped the global environment in ways that were previously unimaginable. Bringing together leading environmental historians and world historians, this book offers an overview of global environmental history thro......

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Society Of Others: Kinship And Mourning In A West Papuan Place - Rupert Stasch

This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that i......

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Speaking Of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, And The Creation Of An American Public Identity - Lila Corwin Berman

Lila Corwin Berman asks why, over the course of the twentieth century, American Jews became increasingly fascinated, even obsessed, with explaining themselves to their non-Jewish neighbors. What she discovers is that language itself became a cruci......

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Both Sides Now: The Story Of School Desegregation's Graduates - Amy Wells

This is the untold story of a generation that experienced one of the most extraordinary chapters in our nation's history-school desegregation. Many have attempted to define desegregation, which peaked in the late 1970s, as either a success or a fa......

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