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Subject: History / General

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Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador’s Transition to Democracy

|9780822956464| With the resignation of General Renee Emilio Ponce in March 1993, the Salvadorian army’s sixty-year domination of El Salvador came to an end. The country’s January 1992 peace accords stripped the military of the power it once enjoyed, placing many areas under civilian rule. Establishing civilian control during the transition to democracy was no easy task, especially for a country that had never experienced even a brief period of democracy in its history.Phillip J. Williams and Knut Walter argue that prolonged military rule produced powerful obstacles that limited the possibilities for demilitarization in the wake of the peace accords….

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Steelton

|9780822960935|Immigration and Industrialization, 1870–1940|A study of the immigrants who flocked to this Central Pennsylvania steel town in the late nineteenth century in search of employment. Comprised primarily of Southern blacks and Eastern European immigrants, they formed the lower class of this town. Analyzes the social structure and dominance of the white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant elite.| John Bodnar|| History / General History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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A Coffee Frontier

|9780822956327|Land, Society, and Politics in Duaca, Venezuela, 1830–1936|This study views the economic transformation of Duaca, Venezuela into a major coffee export center in the late nineteenth century. Yarrington examines the rise of the peasantry to prosperity, yet they later lost their stature as the local elite allied itself with the state to restructure society and coffee production on its own terms in the twentieth-century. The book is a pioneering study on peasant studies, export-led development, the relationship of state and society, and the consolidation of nation-states in Latin America.| Douglas Yarrington| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History /…

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Factory and Community in Stalin’s Russia

|9780822985846|The Making of an Industrial Working Class| Kenneth Straus weaves together many threads in Russian social history to develop a new theory of working-class formation in the years of Stalin’s First Five Year Plan. In so doing, he addresses a long-standing debate among historians by suggesting new answers to an old question: Was there social support for the Stalin regime among the Soviet working class during the 1930s, and if so, why? Straus argues that the keys for interpreting Stalinism lie in occupational specialization, on the one hand, and community organization, on the other. He focuses on the daily life…

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Between Nation and State

|9780822985815|Serbian Politics in Croatia Before the First World War|Nicholas Miller chronicles the politics in Croatia (1903-1914,) prior to the first World War. He examines the failures of the Croat-Serbian Coalition that led to their future inability to create a cohesive civic/democratic union during the war years. The Serb-Croat differences—political, ethnic, and regional—prevail to this day.| Nicholas J. Miller| Russian and East European Studies| History / Europe / Baltic States History / General

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