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• Author :_Serafín Mendez Mendez
• Pages :_465 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780313314438
• ISBN-13 :_0313314438

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• Description : Caribbeans and Caribbean Americans are celebrated in the first major biographical dictionary devoted exclusively to their contributions. [...] by Publisher : 'Greenwood Publishing Group'



• Author :_Alan West
• Pages :_235 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780313312403
• ISBN-13 :_0313312400

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• Description : Celebrates the African cultural heritage of Caribbean islands and countries, examining the economy, history, religion, music, literature, arts, and daily lives of each area's inhabitants. [...] by Publisher : 'Greenwood Publishing Group'



• Author :_Mary C. WATERS
• Pages :_431 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780674044944
• ISBN-13 :_0674044940

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• Description : The story of West Indian immigrants to the United States is generally considered to be a great success. Mary Waters, however, tells a very different story. She finds that the values that gain first-generation immigrants initial success--a willingness to work hard, a lack of attention to racism, a desire for education, an incentive to save--are undermined by the realities of life and race relations in the United States. Contrary to long-held beliefs, Waters finds, those who resist Americanization are most likely to succeed economically, especially in the second generation. [...] by Publisher : 'Harvard University Press'



• Author :_Reuel R. Rogers
• Pages :_233 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_113945272X
• ISBN-13 :_9781139452724

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• Description : This book examines the political behavior of Afro-Caribbean immigrants in New York City to answer a familiar, but nagging question about American democracy. Does racism still complicate or limit the political integration patterns of racial minorities in the United States? With the arrival of unprecedented numbers of immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean over the last several decades, there is reason once again to consider this question. The country is confronting the challenge of incorporating a steady, substantial stream of non-white, non-European voluntary immigrants into the political system. Will racism make this process as difficult for these newcomers as it did for African Americans? The book concludes discrimination does interfere with the immigrants' adjustment to American political life. But their political options and strategic choices in the face of this challenge are unexpected ones, not anticipated by standard accounts in the political science literature. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'



• Author :_Mary K. Mannix
• Pages :_386 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_083891294X
• ISBN-13 :_9780838912942

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• Description : An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography. [...] by Publisher : 'American Library Association'



• Author :_Elizabeth H. Oakes
• Pages :_272 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781573564731
• ISBN-13 :_1573564737

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• Description : Here is an expert guide for students to the vast resources on the Web. The handy A-Z format enables users to quickly research key topics in the history curriculum by using reliable, level-appropriate sites chosen by a curriculum expert. Each topical entry offers an annotated list of sites chosen for their accuracy and for their ability to answer questions generated by the curriculum. Citations include a detailed description of the site that discusses its strengths and weaknesses and explains how to navigate it most effectively. Other chapters present basic information about the Web--search engines and other search tools, how to evaluate Web material, and copyright and plagiarism issues--as well as handy information on resources for teachers and parents, museums, summer programs, and careers. [...] by Publisher : 'Greenwood Publishing Group'



• Author :_Alan McPherson
• Pages :_804 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1598842609
• ISBN-13 :_9781598842609

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• Description : This unique reference shows how the United States has intervened militarily, politically, and economically in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from the early 19th century to the present day. • Covers all acts of involvement by the United States in Latin American affairs, including proxy wars, spying, and economic coercion • Contributions from leading military experts and historians from across the globe • Presents a timeline of significant events involving the region • Includes important tables and charts for additional reinforcement [...] by Publisher : 'ABC-CLIO'



• Author :_Thomas A. Greenfield
• Pages :_779 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0313342652
• ISBN-13 :_9780313342653

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• Description : This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes [...] by Publisher : 'Greenwood'



• Author :_David Reimers
• Pages :_389 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0814775349
• ISBN-13 :_9780814775349

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• Description : Publisher description: In Other immigrants, David M. Reimers offers the first comprehensive account of non-European immigration, chronicling the compelling and diverse stories of frequently overlooked Americans. Reimers traces the early history of Black, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants from the fifteenth century through World War II, when racial hostility led to the virtual exclusion of Asians and aggression towards Blacks and Hispanics. He also describes the modern state of immigration to the U.S., where Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians made up nearly thirty percent of the population at the turn of the twenty-first century. [...] by Publisher : 'NYU Press'



• Author :_K. O. Laurence
• Pages :_648 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UTEXAS:059173020684898

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• Description : When Emancipation finally came in the 1830s, white Caribbean plantation owners first sought to replace slaves with immigrant labour from India. Most of these efforts were unsuccessful, except in Trinidad and Guyana (formerly British Guiana), where an enduring pattern of immigration built up. This text begins with the 1870s, when immigration laws for both countries were substantially revised in response to the success of the indenture drive in Asia, and explores the history of indentured immigration from that period up until 1917. [...] by Publisher : 'no defined'



• Author :_Franklin W. Knight
• Pages :_233 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780190614423
• ISBN-13 :_0190614420

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• Description : "From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Pelé, the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography will provide a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. The project will be unprecedented in scale, covering the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It will also encompass the full scope of history, with entries on figures from the first forced slave migrations in the sixteenth centuries, to entries on living persons such as the Haitian musician and politician Wyclef Jean and the Cuban author and poet Nancy Morejón. Individuals will be drawn from all walks of life including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people whose lives have contributed to the history of the Caribbean and Latin America"--Provided by publisher. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Carrie Gibson
• Pages :_480 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0802192351
• ISBN-13 :_9780802192356

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• Description : A “wide-ranging, vivid” narrative history of one of the most coveted and complex regions of the world: the Caribbean (The Observer). Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In Empire’s Crossroads, British American historian Carrie Gibson offers a panoramic view of the region from the northern rim of South America up to Cuba and its rich, important history. After that fateful landing in 1492, the British, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, and even the Swedes, Scots, and Germans sought their fortunes in the islands for the next two centuries. These fraught years gave way to a booming age of sugar, horrendous slavery, and extravagant wealth, as well as the Haitian Revolution and the long struggles for independence that ushered in the modern era. Gibson tells not only of imperial expansion—European and American—but also of life as it is lived in the islands, from before Columbus through the tumultuous twentieth century. Told “in fluid, colorful prose peppered with telling anecdotes,” Empire’s Crossroads provides an essential account of five centuries of history (Foreign Affairs). “Judicious, readable and extremely well-informed . . . Too many people know the Caribbean only as a tourist destination; [Gibson] takes us, instead, into its fascinating, complex and often tragic past. No vacation there will ever feel quite the same again.” —Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars and King Leopold’s Ghost [...] by Publisher : 'Open Road + Grove/Atlantic'