Pol Tica

Autor: Phillip B. Gonzales
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803284659
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Política offers a stunning revisionist understanding of the early political incorporation of Mexican-origin peoples into the U.S. body politic in the nineteenth century. Historical sociologist Phillip B. Gonzales reexamines the fundamental issue in New Mexico’s history, namely, the dramatic shift in national identities initiated by Nuevomexicanos when their province became ruled by the United States. Gonzales provides an insightful, rigorous, and controversial interpretation of how Nuevomexicano political competition was woven into the Democratic and Republican two-party system that emerged in the United States between the 1850s and 1912, when New Mexico became a state. Drawing on newly discovered archival and primary sources, he explores how Nuevomexicanos relied on a long tradition of political engagement and a preexisting republican disposition and practice to elaborate a dual-party political system mirroring the contours of U.S. national politics. Política is a tour de force of political history in the nineteenth-century U.S.–Mexico borderlands that reinterprets colonization, reconstructs Euro-American and Nuevomexicano relations, and recasts the prevailing historical narrative of territorial expansion and incorporation in North American imperial history. Gonzales provides critical insights into several discrete historical processes, such as U.S. racialization and citizenship, integration and marginalization, accommodation and resistance, internal colonialism, and the long struggle for political inclusion in the borderlands, shedding light on debates taking place today over Latinos and U.S. citizenship.

Souls Grown Deep The Tree Gave The Dove A Leaf

Autor: Paul Arnett
Publisher: Tinwood Books
ISBN: 9780965376600
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The first comprehensive overview of an important genre of American art, Souls Grown Deep explores the visual-arts genius of the black South. This first work in a multivolume study introduces 40 African-American self-taught artists, who, without significant formal training, often employ the most unpretentious and unlikely materials. Like blues and jazz artists, they create powerful statements amplifying the call for freedom and vision.


Autor: MarcyKate Connolly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062272751
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For fans of tales by the Brothers Grimm, this novel, inspired by the fairytale Hansel and Gretel, is a riveting and wholly original story of an epic quest and a heroine who will stop at nothing to save the one she loves most. A companion to the author’s Monstrous, it will be enjoyed by fans of that book as well as readers who are new to this fully imagined and rich world. This paperback includes a bonus story, Precious, a prequel to both Monstrous and Ravenous. A witch has come to the city of Bryre. She travels in a hut that has chicken feet, and she’s ravenous for children. When the witch captures Hans, Greta’s little brother, Greta refuses to let her have him. The two strike up a bargain. Greta will retrieve something the witch desires in exchange for her brother’s freedom. To get the prize Greta must travel to Belladoma—a city where she was once held captive. With the help of a new friend, Dalen, a magical half-boy and half-horse, Greta embarks on the journey and tries to overcome her foes, as well as her own weaknesses.

Angels Flight

Autor: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742371671
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A lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial at the foot of Angels Flight in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

The Tennessee Campaign Of 1864

Autor: Steven E. Woodworth
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809334526
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Few American Civil War operations matched the controversy, intensity, and bloodshed of Confederate general John Bell Hood's ill-fated 1864 campaign against Union forces in Tennessee. The in-depth essays in this volume provide an insider's view into one of the most brutal and notorious campaigns in Civil War history.


Autor: Matthew Higgs
Publisher: Ccac Weiss International
ISBN: 9780972508032
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Over 40 years ago, Andy Warhol promoted the concept that artists are celebrities, just as portrayal as other cultural icons. "Likeness Portraits of Artists by Other Artists begins where Warhol let off. Presenting visually striking and conceptually diverse works in a range of mediums, "Likeness is the first exhibition and catalogue to propose a recent history of artists' representations of other artists--of friends, peers, and idols. While any portrait is both a document and a personal record of the relationship between the artist and his or her subject, blurring distinctions between public and private, portraits further enrich the situation; they commemorate and concretize the intimate social dramas of the art world and the economies of exchange. Selected here are over 50 works created by a loose network of artists primarily active in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin during the past three decades, including by AA Bronson, Bruce La Bruce, Chuck Close, Tacita Dean, Sam Durant, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mike Kelley, Robert Mapplethorpe, Dave Muller, Elizabeth Peyton, and others.

Theoretical Perspectives On Gender And Development

Autor: Jane L. Parpart
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780889369108
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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development demystifies the theory of gender and development and shows how it plays an important role in everyday life. It explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society. Classroom exercises, study questions, activities, and case studies are included. It is designed for use in both formal and nonformal educational settings.