Subject: US History

Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City
Haslip-Viera, Gabriel, Angelo Falcón and Félix V. Matos-Rodríguez, editors

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean, U.S. History

This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York’s Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors …

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Born at the Battlefield of Gettysburg: An African-American Family Saga
Rinaldi, Harriette C.

Subject: African American History, Women's History, History of Slavery

“Tremendous! Part history, part detective story, and wholly good.” — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The lives of Victor Chambers—who was born on the battlefield at Gettysburg to a runaway slave and later became an artist in Providence—and …

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Brown v. Board of Education: A Documentary History
Whitman, Mark

Subject: U.S. History

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

This critical contribution marks the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. The book lets the reader come to grips with the fascinating record of a case in which facts have made a more thrilling …

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By the Waters of Manhattan
Reznikoff, Charles (introduction by Milton Hindus)

Subject: Europe, U.S. History, World Literature

This is the first novel of Charles Reznikoff, one of the outstanding American poets of this century. It tells the story of a courageous woman in Russia who immigrates to America and starts a family and business in New York’s …

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Clemente! The Enduring Legacy
Wagenheim, Kal

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Roberto Clemente, the first Latino baseball superstar, died on December 31, 1972, when his plane crashed while he tried to fly relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente’s legacy endures nearly four decades after his tragic death, because he …

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Family Chronicle: An Odyssey from Russia to America
Reznikoff, Charles

Subject: Europe, U.S. History

This remarkably moving and often funny saga becomes the collective memoir of the celebrated American poet and his family. Drawing upon the childhood stories of his parents, the author weaves together narratives that portray life in 19th-century provincial Russia, capture …

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From Marxism to Judaism: Collected Essays of Will Herberg
Herberg, Will

Subject: Religion

This is the first book of essays by Will Herberg. His writings have had a major impact on American intellectual and political thought. They represent milestones of a spectrum of ideological stances, comprising American Marxism and conservatism as well as …

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From Plotzk to Boston: A Young Girl’s Journey from Russia to the Promised Land
Antin, Mary (edited by Pamela S. Nadell)

Subject: Europe, U.S. History, Jewish Studies

From Plotzk to Boston was written while the memory of the journey was still fresh, when Mary Antin was just 13 years old. She describes her family’s frightening and exciting journey to America in the 1890s. Like thousands of other …

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Historical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Survival in the United States
Rodriguez, Clara E. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, editors

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

This collection was originally developed as an interdisciplinary reader for Puerto Rican Studies courses under the title The Puerto Rican Struggle: Essays on Survival in the U.S. It is being reissued with updated commentary because of its continuing relevance to …

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History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

Updated and Expanded

Outstanding Academic Book of the Year, CHOICE Magazine

One of Puerto Rico’s leading historians, Fernando Picó has had tremendous influence over our currect understanding of Puerto Rican society. Here, he examines the ways in …

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