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Shirley Ann Wilson Moore.

May 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 245 pages.

This book traces the development of the African American community in Richmond, California, a city on the San Francisco Bay. This social history, based on numerous oral histories,...

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A Translucent Mirror

Pamela KyleCrossley.

February 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Asian history. 417 pages.

In this landmark exploration of the origins of nationalism and cultural identity in China, the author traces the ways in which a large, early modern empire of Eurasia, the Qing (1636–1912),...

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Gimme Some Truth

Jon Wiener.

January 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 344 pages.

This book tells the story of the author's remarkable fourteen-year court battle to win release of the FBI's surveillance files on John Lennon under the Freedom of Information Act. The files...

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Revolutionizing the Family

Neil Diamant.

April 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Asian history. 458 pages.

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it...

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From Monuments to Traces

Rudy Koshar.

July 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: modern history (1700 to 1945). 368 pages.

This book provides a powerful framework in which to examine the subject of German collective memory, which for more than a half century has been shaped by the experience of Nazism, World...

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Black Workers Remember

Michael Keith Honey.

March 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 423 pages.

The labor of black workers has been crucial to economic development in the United States. Yet because of racism and segregation, their contribution remains largely unknown. Spanning the...

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The Culture of Sectarianism

Ussama Makdisi.

July 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Asian history. 274 pages.

Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, this book shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. It challenges those who have...

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An Empire on Display

Peter Hoffenberg.

May 2001; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: modern history (1700 to 1945). 445 pages.

The grand exhibitions of the Victorian and Edwardian eras are the lens through which this book examines the economic, cultural, and social forces that helped define Britain and the British...

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Prague Territories

Scott Spector.

January 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: modern history (1700 to 1945). 345 pages.

This book maps the “territories” carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. It explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts...

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Becoming Chinese

Edited by Wen-hsin Yeh.

April 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Asian history. 445 pages.

This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of twentieth-century Chinese identity. The chapters argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves...

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