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La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

A unique presentation of the Hispanic roots that run deep in Florida's past and present and will assuredly shape its future.

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La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina: Gender, Nation, and Popular Culture

In this book, Cecilia Tossounian reconstructs different representations of modern femininity from 1920s and 1930s Argentina, a time in which the country saw new economic prosperity, a growing cosmopolitan population, and the emergence of consumer culture. Tossounian analyzes how these popular images of la joven moderna—the modern girl—helped shape Argentina’s emerging national identity.

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La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

This intriguing biography details the life and work of world dance pioneer La Meri (1899–1988). An American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer, La Meri was ahead of her time in championing cross-cultural dance performances and education, yet she is almost totally forgotten today. In La Meri and Her Life in Dance, Nancy Ruyter introduces readers to a visionary artist who played a pivotal role in dance history.  

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Labor Politics in Latin America: Democracy and Worker Organization in the Neoliberal Era

In recent decades, Latin American countries have sought to modernize their labor market institutions to comply with the demands of globalization. This book evaluates the impact of such neoliberal reforms on labor movements and workers’ rights in the region through comparative analyses of labor politics in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.  

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Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Beginnings of the AME Church in Florida, 1865-1895

Written by two eminent historians, Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord examines the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida from the beginning of Reconstruction to the institution of Jim Crow segregation, a period when the AME Church played a crucial role in the religious, cultural, and political lives of black Floridians. The book begins with an overview of slave religion and the first stirrings of African Methodism before 1865 and culminates with the formidable challenges that faced the church by 1895.

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Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians

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Labor-Management Relations in Puerto Rico during the Twentieth Century

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Land into Water Water into Land: A History of Water Management in Florida, Updated Edition

A History of Water Management in Florida. Published thirty years ago, Land into Water, Water into Land is now considered a classic in the field of environmental history. The seminal study regarding Everglades drainage, the Cross-Florida Canal, the overall development of water policy in Florida from the early nineteenth century onward has proven to be remarkably prescient. This updated edition includes a new introduction, two new chapters, and a new afterword.

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Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida

From New Spain, to Old South, to New South, to Sunbelt, the story of how and why millions have come to Florida and influenced the enduring but changing meanings of a dreamstate. 52 b&w and 6 color photos, 4 maps.

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Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 1941–1969

In this intimate and enlightening work, Ismael García-Colón uses ethnography, political and economic theory, and primary and secondary historical sources to paint a compelling and human portrait of the land redistribution program.