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Haya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Twentieth-Century Peru and Latin America

by Iñigo García-Bryce The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

Like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Peruvian Victor Raul Haya de la Torre (1895–1979) was one of Latin America's key revolutionary leaders, well known across national boundaries. Inigo Garcia-Bryce's biography...


Containing Arab Nationalism

by Salim Yaqub The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Under the Eisenhower Doctrine, the United States pledged to give increased economic and military aid to receptive Middle Eastern countries and to protect--with U.S. armed forces if necessary--the territorial...


Pullman Porters and the Rise of  Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945

by Beth Tompkins Bates The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Between World War I and World War II, African Americans' quest for civil rights took on a more aggressive character as a new group of black activists challenged the politics of civility traditionally embraced...


Inventing the Criminal

by Richard F. Wetzell The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of biological research into the causes of crime, but the origins of this kind of research date back to the late nineteenth century. Here, Richard Wetzell presents the...


Dealing with the Devil

by M. E. Sarotte The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

Using new archival sources--including previously secret documents of the East German secret police and Communist Party--M. E. Sarotte goes behind the scenes of Cold War Germany during the era of detente, as...


Self-Exposure

by Charles L. Ponce de Leon The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2003)

Few features of contemporary American culture are as widely lamented as the public's obsession with celebrity--and the trivializing effect this obsession has on what appears as news. Nevertheless, America's...


Winds of Change

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 25, 2002)

The first book to establish hurricanes as a key factor in the development of modern Cuba, Winds of Change shows how these great storms played a decisive role in shaping the economy, the culture, and the nation...


DDT and the American Century

by David Kinkela The University of North Carolina Press (November 07, 2011)

Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical...


Turning the Tables

by Andrew P. Haley The University of North Carolina Press (May 30, 2011)

In the nineteenth century, restaurants served French food to upper-class Americans with aristocratic pretensions, but by the turn of the century, even the best restaurants cooked ethnic and American foods for...


Caught in the Middle East

by Peter L. Hahn The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

American postwar efforts to ameliorate Arab-Israeli relations entangled the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict in complex ways. Peter L. Hahn explores the diplomatic and cultural factors that influenced...


Modern Bodies

by Julia L. Foulkes The University of North Carolina Press (November 03, 2003)

In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in...


A Nation for All

by Alejandro de la Fuente The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

After thirty years of anticolonial struggle against Spain and four years of military occupation by the United States, Cuba formally became an independent republic in 1902. The nationalist coalition that fought...


The Real Thing

by Miles Orvell The University of North Carolina Press (August 25, 2014)

In this classic study of the relationship between technology and culture, Miles Orvell demonstrates that the roots of contemporary popular culture reach back to the Victorian era, when mechanical replications...


Mapping the Cold War

by Timothy Barney The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2015)

In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney...