Search Results for 'The Invisible Empire'


115 results for 'The Invisible Empire'  

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Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs

Full of vivid photographs, vintage advertisements, and interviews with employees and patrons, Remembering Paradise Park portrays a place of delight and leisure during the painful era of Jim Crow. 

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Waiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Waiting for Contact tells the story of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) movement, which emerged in 1959 as new technological developments turned what once was speculation into science: astronomers began using radio telescopes to listen for messages from space. Boosted by support from Frank Drake, Philip Morrison, and Carl Sagan, the SETI movement gained followers and continues to capture imaginations today

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Conflict Archaeology, Historical Memory, and the Experience of War: Beyond the Battlefield

This volume presents approaches to the archaeology of war that move beyond the forensic analysis of battlefields, fortifications, and other sites of conflict to consider the historical memory, commemoration, and social experience of war.

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White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia Key

In May 1945, activists staged a "wade-in" at a whites-only beach in Miami, protesting the Jim Crow-era laws that denied blacks access to recreational waterfront areas. Pressured by protestors in this first postwar civil rights demonstration, the Dade County Commission ultimately designated the difficult-to-access Virginia Key as a beach for African Americans. The beach became vitally important to the community, offering a place to congregate with family and friends and to enjoy the natural wonders of the area. It was also a tangible victory in the continuing struggle for civil rights in public space.

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The Making of Florida’s Universities: Public Higher Education at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

In this book, Carl Van Ness describes the formative years of higher education in Florida, comparing the trajectory to that of other states and putting it in context within the broader history and culture of the South.

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Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Driven by facts and hard data, this volume reveals how gender dynamics affect the lives of dancers, choreographers, directors, students, educators, and others who are involved in the world of dance. It unpacks real issues that matter--not just to dance communities but also to broader societal trends in the West.

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Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

This valuable study conceptualizes Cusco as a system including the urban core, the heartland, and the imperial provinces from northwest Argentina to southern Colombia. Its unique approach and expansive findings reveal the sophisticated nature of Inka planning.

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Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern

152 b&w photographs and 30 color plates trace the development Latin American sculpture, architecture, pottery, painting and more, from pre-columbian times to the

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An Irish-Jewish Politician, Joyce’s Dublin, and Ulysses: The Life and Times of Albert L. Altman

In this book, Neil Davison argues that Albert Altman, a Dublin-based businessman and Irish nationalist, influenced James Joyce’s creation of the character of Leopold Bloom as well as Ulysses’ broader themes surrounding race, nationalism, and empire.

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The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration: New Deal Public Works, Modernization, and Colonial Reform

This book explores the history and impact of an important New Deal program that improved living conditions across Puerto Rico in the wake of destructive hurricanes and the Great Depression, while at the same time resulting in a strengthened colonial relationship between the island and the United States.