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Maria Paz Moreno

Madrid: A Culinary History

641.594641 Mor​

A history of all things related to food in Spain’s capital city. Everything from restaurants to cookbooks to traditional dishes. Includes some recipes.


Alice Rio

Slavery After Rome, 500-1100


Looks at the evolution of slavery in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.



Joel Perlmann

America Classifies the Immigrant: From Ellis Island to the 2020 Census

325.73 Per​

Perlmann traces the history of U.S. classification of immigrants, from roughly 1880 to the present, showing how showing the difficulty in gaining consensus on ideas about racial, national, and ethnic difference. His focus ranges from the 1897 List of Races and Peoples, through changes in the civil rights era, to proposals for reform of the 2020 Census.

James D. Robenalt

Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland


A look at the roots of the violence between Cleveland police and black nationalists in 1968. On July 23 police battled black nationalists in a shootout in the Glenville neighborhood left ten dead and more than fifteen wounded. Days of rioting followed. Robenalt further shows how the specter of race, violence, and police brutality still haunts the United States today.

Dag Olav Hessen

The Many Lives of Carbon

546.681 Hes

Tells the story of a chemical element, C, its myriad properties, life cycle and its role in our world.


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