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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93
While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...
- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95
The recent retirement of Fidel Castro turned the world?s attention toward the tiny but prominent island nation of Cuba and the question of what its future holds. Amid all of the talk and hypothesizing, it is worth taking a moment to consider how Cuba reached this point, which is what Antoni Kapcia provides with his incisive history of Cuba since 1959. Cuba... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Ulysses Press 2008; US$ 15.95
EXPLORE THE HIDDEN REALM ? Lose the tourist crowds gator-watching in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary ?Savor a piece of luscious homemade Key lime pie at Mangrove Mama?s ?Watch the fire-red sunset as you sip a minty mojito at the Top Lounge ?Luxuriate on a porcelain-white beach at the ultra-exclusive The Moorings And many more Hidden gems... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 19.95
This book seeks to debunk eleven popular and prevalent myths about Caribbean history. Using archaeological evidence, it corrects many previous misconceptions promulgated by history books and oral tradition as they specifically relate to the pre-Colonial and European-contact periods. It informs popular audiences, as well as scholars, about the current... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 25.95
In The Long Shadow of the Civil War , Victoria Bynum relates uncommon narratives about common Southern folks who fought not with the Confederacy, but against it. Focusing on regions in three Southern states--North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas--Bynum introduces Unionist supporters, guerrilla soldiers, defiant women, socialists, populists, free... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2004; US$ 30.00
"The black experience in the antebellum South has been thoroughly documented. But histories set in the North are few. In the Shadow of Slavery , then, is a big and ambitious book, one in which insights about race and class in New York City abound. Leslie Harris has masterfully brought more than two centuries of African American history back to life... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
A recognized Latin American history masterpiece "The History of the Conquest of Peru" offers an authoritative vision of Pizarro's turbulent defeat of the Inca Empire. Overflowing with spectacle, every page encapsulates the ruthlessness and arrogance of the conquistadors. more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours... more...