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

Author: Duke University.
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: American encounters-global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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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Named Person: Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina; Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duke University.
ISBN: 9780822344070 0822344076
OCLC Number: 912795812
Notes: Índice.
Bibliografía: p. [409]-435.
Description: XXXI, 447 p. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Abbreviations ixPrologue xiPart One: The Refugees' Plight 1. "Our Ethnic Problem" 32. Think Big 283. Jewish Farmers 44Part Two: Converging Interests 4. "The Eyes of the World Are on the Dominican Republic" 695. One Good Turn 916. Lives in the Balance 1057. Playing God 127Part Three: Growing Pains 8. First Impressions 1519. Flawed Vision 17610. Containment 19811. Trial and Error 219Part Four: Middle Age 12. The Man Who Saved Souls 24313. A "Splendid President" 26614. Golden Years 28115. "The Beginning of the End" 29916. Ravages of Aging 314Epilogue 339Acknowledgments 355Notes 359Bibliography 409Index 437
Series Title: American encounters-global interactions.
Responsibility: Allen Wells.


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