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Tropical Zion : General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosua

Author: Allen Wells
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A history of Sosua, a Dominican Republic settlement founded as a refuge for Jews fleeing Nazi Europe, and an analysis of the geopolitics underlying the settlements formation.


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wells, Allen, 1951-
Tropical Zion.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2009
Named Person: Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina; Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina; Franklin D Roosevelt; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo; Franklin D Roosevelt; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Wells
ISBN: 9780822343899 0822343894 9780822344070 0822344076
OCLC Number: 272303269
Description: xxxi, 447 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Our ethnic problem" --
Think big --
Jewish farmers --
Converging interests --
"The eyes of the world are on the Dominican Republic" --
One good turn --
Lives in the balance --
Playing god --
Growing pains --
First impressions --
Flawed vision --
Containment --
Trial and error --
Middle age --
The man who saved Sosua --
A "splendid president" --
Golden years --
"The beginning of the end" --
Ravages of aging.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Allen Wells.


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