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The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988
Collins, Robert O.

Subject: African History

This is a history of the hydropolitics of the Nile Valley from 1900 to 1988. Attempts to develop the Nile and control its waters are of vital significance to the future of the inhabitants of Egypt, the Sudan, Ethiopia, and …

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West Africa, Islam, and the Arab World
Hunwick, John

Subject: Africa, Religion, Middle East

West Africa is defined as the area south of the Sahara between the Atlantic and Lake Chad, encompassing the Sahel zone, tropical forests, and pasturelands. West Africans speak languages belonging to three major families: Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and Afro-Asiatic, as well …

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The West and the World: A History of Civilization, Vol. I: From the Ancient World to 1700
Reilly, Kevin

Subject: World History

The West and the World engages students and provokes discussion by presenting the past through the prism of current and perennial issues. Interpretive chapters on such topics as gender, religion, war, ecology, and nationalism create both thematic narratives and the …

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The West and the World: A History of Civilization, Vol. II: From 1400 to the Present
Reilly, Kevin

Subject: World History

The West and the World engages students and provokes discussion by presenting the past through the prism of current and perennial issues. Interpretive chapters on such topics as gender, religion, war, ecology, and nationalism create both thematic narratives and the …

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The White Minority in the Caribbean
Johnson, Howard and Karl Watson

Subject: Caribbean

This collection of essays by historians, anthropologists and political scientists locates a discussion of the white minority in the Caribbean within the mainstream of the social science literature on the region. This is especially important because white minorities — particularly …

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Women in Caribbean History
Shepherd, Verene

Subject: Caribbean Women's History

Early historical works portrayed women, especially those of African descent, in a sexist and racist manner. Women in Caribbean History embodies the progress of research on Caribbean women. It reveals new historical information on Caribbean women and provides detail on …

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Women in San Juan: 1820-1868
Matos Rodríguez, Félix V.

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

When the threat of political revolution lurked behind the shadows of the Spanish colonial state in Puerto Rico, one of the earliest casualties of anti-independence persecution in San Juan was a woman — Maria de las Mercedes Barbudo, who was …

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Women in the Islamic World: From Earliest Times to the Arab Spring
Schneider, Irene (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Middle Eastern Studies, Women Studies, Religion, World History

This book describes and analyzes the different roles women have played in the Islamic world, past and present. Starting with Sharia regulations and their applications in societies throughout history, Schneider observes and pinpoints the obstacles and opportunities women …

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Women’s Voices on Africa: A Century of Travel Writings
Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: Africa, Women's History

In African Women: A Historical Panorama, Patricia W. Romero seeks to address what she perceives as a gap in existing scholarship on the history of African women, namely a lack of personalisation and case studies in accounts of women who …

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Zionism: A Brief History
Brenner, Michael (translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Middle East, Religion, World History

This book explores the origins of Zionism within Jewish tradition, the variety of Zionist ideologies, and the political circumstances that fostered this movement. Jewish immigration to Palestine, shifting British policies, Arab reactions to Jewish settlements, and the impact of the …

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