29 Mar 2020

Category: Americas

Americas

All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900 (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) 

The place of women’s rights in African American public culture has been an enduring question, one that has long engaged activists, commentators, and scholars. All Bound Up Together explores the roles black women played in their communities’ social movements and the consequences of elevating women…

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Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia (Volume 3) (Violence in Latin American History) 

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past. Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters between government officials, rural peoples, provincial elites, and urban intellectuals during…

Americas

Fit to Be Citizens? (American Crossroads) 

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Fit to Be Citizens? demonstrates how both science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Through a careful examination of the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, Natalia Molina illustrates…