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Amerikanuak

Author : William A. Douglass
ISBN : 0874176255
Genre : Social Science
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An accessible overview of the Basque diaspora in the Western Hemisphere, this book is both a pioneering study of one of the American West's most important ethnic minorities and an engaging, comprehensive survey of Basque migration and settlement in the Americas. This edition includes a fresh preface by William A. Douglass.

Three Plays Of Maureen Hunter

Author : Hunter, Maureen
ISBN : 9781896239996
Genre : Drama
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Home Away From Home

Author : Jeronima Echeverria
ISBN : 0874173299
Genre : History
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"In this meticulously researched study of Basque boardinghouses in the United States, Jeronima Echeverria offers a history of the institution that most deeply shaped Basque immigrant life and served as the center of Basque communities throughout the West. She weaves into her narrative the stories of the boardinghouse owners and operators and the ways they made their establishments a home away from home for their fellow compatriots, as well as the stories of the young Basques who left the security of their beloved homeland to find work in the U.S."--BOOK JACKET.

Portraits Of Basques In The New World

Author : Richard W. Etulain
ISBN : 0874173329
Genre : History
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This collection of essays provides an overview of the varied Basque experiences throughout the American Far West. It covers four centuries in three parts: the Basque diaspora in the New World; immigration and assimilation; and modern Basques.

Basque History Of The World

Author : Mark Kurlansky
ISBN : 9780307369789
Genre : History
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"They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people," writes Mark Kurlansky. Settled in a corner of France and Spain in a land marked on no maps except their own, the Basques are a nation without a country, whose ancient and dramatic story illuminates Europe's own saga. Where did they come from? Signs of their civilization exist well before the arrival of the Romans in 218 B.C., and their culture appears to predate all others in Europe. Their mysterious and forbidden tongue, Euskera, is related to no other language on Earth. The Basques have stubbornly defended their unique culture against the Celts, the Romans, the Visigoths and Moors, the kings of Spain and France, Napoleon, Franco, the modern Spanish state, and the European Union. Yet as much as their origins are obscure, the Basques' contributions to world history have been clear and remarkable. Early explorers, they made fortunes whaling before the year 1000 and became the premier cod fishermen in Europe after discovering Canada's Grand Banks. Juan Sebastian de Elcano, a Basque, was the first man to circumnavigate the globe in 1522. Their influence has also been felt in religion as founders of the Jesuits in 1534, and in business, as leaders of the Industrial Revolution in southern Europe. Mark Kurlanky's passion for the Basque people, and his exuberant eye for detail, shine throughout this fascinating history. Like his acclaimed Cod, it blends human, economic, political, literary and culinary history into a rich and heroic tale. From the Hardcover edition.

An Enduring Legacy

Author : John Bieter
ISBN : 0874175682
Genre : History
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Brothers John and Mark Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890 to the present, a story that begins with a few solitary sheep-herders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community they are today.

Essays In Basque Social Anthropology And History

Author : William A. Douglass
ISBN : 1877802026
Genre : Social Science
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This book contains fourteen essays by noted scholars in the fields of Basque anthropology, history, folklore and immigration studies.

Possible Paradises

Author : José Manuel Azcona Pastor
ISBN : 0874174449
Genre : History
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Among them were such distinguished personages as Juan de Zumarraga, the first bishop of Mexico; Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of Spanish California; and the sixteenth-century merchant Simon Bolivar, whose eponymous descendant achieved immortality as a leader of the Latin American independence movement."

The Accordionist S Son

Author : Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN : 1555970028
Genre : Fiction
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A celebrated international author, listed among the "21 top writers for the 21st century" (The Observer, U.K.) As David Imaz, on the threshold of adulthood, divides his time between his uncle Juan's ranch and his life in the village, where he reluctantly practices the accordion, a tradition that his authoritarian father insists he continue, he becomes increasingly aware of the long shadow cast by the Spanish Civil War. Letters found in a hotel attic, along with a silver pistol, lead David to unravel the story of the conflict, including his father's association with the fascists, and the opposition of his uncle, who took considerable risks in helping to hide a wanted republican. With affection and lucidity, Bernardo Atxaga describes the evolution of a young man caught between country and town, between his uncle the horse-breeder and his political father. The course of David's life changes one summer night when he agrees to shelter a group of students on the run from the military police. This is the most accomplished novel to date by an internationally celebrated writer. The Accordionist's Son is memorable for its epic scope—from 1936 to 1999—and the details with which it sparkles in gorgeous prose. It is easy to understand why The Observer listed Atxaga as one of the top twenty-one writers for the twenty-first century.

France And The Americas

Author : Bill Marshall
ISBN : 9781851094110
Genre : America
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