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Essays on Twentieth-Century History (review)

Essays on Twentieth-Century History (review) journal of world history, june 2012 tion leave the reader with a bird's-eye view of the West Indian experience on the north coast of Honduras. Those familiar with the growing body of literature on West Indian migration and diasporas will not be startled by the conclusions; there are close parallels to other case studies of Central America and the United States. Yet, even if Race, Nation, and West Indian Immigration to Honduras does not necessarily break new theoretical ground, it does succeed in its basic goal of "bring[ing] the history of West Indians in Honduras from the periphery" and into the spotlight (p. 5). It also succeeds--as any good book must--in raising questions that will, ideally, prompt additional research. Scholars interested in Honduras, immigration and diasporas, blackness studies, labor issues and the banana industry will certainly find food for thought in this book. molly todd Augustana College Essays on Twentieth-Century History. Edited by michael adas. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010. 350 pp. $81.50 (cloth); $37.95 (paper); $36.95 (e-book). Intended to serve as a corrective of the dearth of general texts on the twentieth-century world, Essays on Twentieth-Century History takes bold steps in attempting to construct a new narrative http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Essays on Twentieth-Century History (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 23 (2) – Aug 9, 2012

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journal of world history, june 2012 tion leave the reader with a bird's-eye view of the West Indian experience on the north coast of Honduras. Those familiar with the growing body of literature on West Indian migration and diasporas will not be startled by the conclusions; there are close parallels to other case studies of Central America and the United States. Yet, even if Race, Nation, and West Indian Immigration to Honduras does not necessarily break new theoretical ground, it does succeed in its basic goal of "bring[ing] the history of West Indians in Honduras from the periphery" and into the spotlight (p. 5). It also succeeds--as any good book must--in raising questions that will, ideally, prompt additional research. Scholars interested in Honduras, immigration and diasporas, blackness studies, labor issues and the banana industry will certainly find food for thought in this book. molly todd Augustana College Essays on Twentieth-Century History. Edited by michael adas. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010. 350 pp. $81.50 (cloth); $37.95 (paper); $36.95 (e-book). Intended to serve as a corrective of the dearth of general texts on the twentieth-century world, Essays on Twentieth-Century History takes bold steps in attempting to construct a new narrative

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 9, 2012

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