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Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South

When her family moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, Von Diaz traded plantains, roast pork, and Malta for grits, fried chicken, and sweet tea. Brimming with humor and nostalgia, Coconuts and Collards is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South. The stories center on the women in Diaz’s family who have used food to nourish and care for one another.

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Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida

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The History of Human Space Flight

Beginning with the invention of balloons that lifted early explorers into the stratosphere, Ted Spitzmiller describes how humans first came to employ lifting gasses such as hydrogen and helium. He traces the influence of science fiction writers on the development of rocket science, looks at the role of rocket societies in the early twentieth century, and discusses the use of rockets in World War II warfare.

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Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada

By including local, national, and transnational perspectives, the editors emphasize the value of tracking connections over large spaces and political boundaries and, in so doing, present rich new scholarship to the field.

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Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

The musically formative years of an American genius.

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Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics is the first multidisciplinary, comprehensive examination of the American veteran experience.

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Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America

This fascinating look at the cultural and military importance of British forts in the colonial era explains how these forts served as communities in Indian country more than as bastions of British imperial power.

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The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling

Dennis Noble highlights the policies, strategy, and tactics used by the U.S. Coast Guard in enforcing immigration laws and puts a human face on both undocumented migrants and those who enforce policy.