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Doing Business with the Dictators: A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944

by Paul J. Dosal

The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's...


Portuguese Film, 1930-1960,: The Staging of the New State Regime

by Patricia Vieira

Portuguese Film, 1930-1960: The Staging of the New State Regime provides groundbreaking analysis of Portuguese feature films produced in the first three decades of the New State (Estado Novo), a right-wing totalitarian...


The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery," 1796

by Amelia Simmons

Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites — pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and...


The Politics of Literature in Nazi Germany: Books in the Media Dictatorship

by Jan-Pieter Barbian & Kate Sturge

This is the most comprehensive account to date of literary politics in Nazi Germany and of the institutions, organizations and people who controlled German literature during the Third Reich. Barbian details...


Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change

by Kamran Matin

Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran's experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the...


Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117

by Richard Alston

This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first...


The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism: Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut

by Caroline Rooney & Rita Sakr

This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other...


Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and Practice

by Katherine Eaton

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the...


Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

by T.R.C. Hutton

The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence...


Ottoman Refugees, 1878-1939: Migration in a Post-Imperial World

by Isa Blumi

In the first half of the 20th century, throughout the Balkans and Middle East, a familiar story of destroyed communities forced to flee war or economic crisis unfolded. Often, these refugees of the Ottoman Empire...


Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 32

by Hayden Lorimer & Charles W. J. Withers

This volume of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies brings together essays on four Frenchmen, a Czech, and three Englishmen. The lives of our subjects extend from the late Enlightenment and the era of 'polite...


Developing the Rivers of East and West Africa: An Environmental History

by Heather J. Hoag

How did rivers contribute to the economic and political development of modern Africa? How did African and European notions of nature's value and meaning differ? And how have these evaluations of Africa's rivers...


Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

by Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn R. McPherson & Sarah Enloe

This volume extends the reach of the American Shakespeare Center, which consistently provides the finest in Shakespearean and Elizabethan dramatic performance and scholarship, by providing the best of its biannual...


Lectures on the French Revolution

by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Delivered at Cambridge University between 1895 and 1899, Lectures on the French Revolution is a distinguished account of the entire epochal chapter in French experience by one of the most remarkable English...


The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1852

by Jon Miller

"I am not ambitious, I seek only to please for the present moment, leaving the glory of posthumous fame, to the thousand little celebrities of the day," writes Lizzie, one of the regular contributors to The...


Cafv© con leche: Race, Class, and National Image in Venezuela

by Winthrop R. Wright

For over a hundred years, Venezuelans have referred to themselves as a café con leche (coffee with milk) people. This colorful expression well describes the racial composition of Venezuelan society, in which...


Africa in Europe: Interdependencies, Relocations, and Globalization

by Stefan Goodwin

Africa in Europe, in two volumes, is an interdisciplinary work about Europeans that demonstrates fluid boundaries and connections between them and Africans from antiquity until the present. Written by a scholar...


Western Europe 2013

by Wayne C. Thompson

Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present.


The USA and The World 2013

by David M. Keithly

USA and the World endeavors to describe not only what happened, but to put events in the context of the past and to criticize policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in...


Nordic, Central, and Southeastern Europe 2013

by Wayne C. Thompson

This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present.