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- LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00
New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
This title focuses on Haiti from an international perspective. Haiti has endured undue influence from successive French and US governments; its fragile 'democracy' has been founded on subordination to and dominance of foreign powers. This book examines Haiti's position within the global economic and political order, and how the more dominant members... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 100.00
Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology offers a comprehensive overview of the available archaeological research conducted in the region. Beginning with the earliest native migrations and moving through contemporary issues of heritage management, the contributors tackle the usual questions of colonization, adaptation, and evolution while embracing... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95
Couchsurfer, hitchhiker, and rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin embarks on a couchsurfing adventure to the homeland of “firebrand,? “populist,? “anti-American? president Hugo Chavez: the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Alone in the crime capital of the world Maslin immediately finds himself in trouble—arrested by knife-wielding police officers and inoculated... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Shattered Glass in Birmingham traces the experiences of a white northern family during the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama's largest city. Recounted primarily from Randall Jimerson's perspective as one of five children of Reverend Norman C. "Jim" Jimerson, executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, the narrative explores... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Washington, D.C. , will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: ?What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? ?Why is it important? ?How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? ?What is its current state? ?How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95
Ideally suited for use in swift-moving surveys of World, Atlantic, and Latin American history, this abridgment of Ted Humphrey and Janet Burkes 2012 translation of the True History provides key excerpts from Diaz's text and concise summaries of omitted passages. Included in this edition is a new preface outlining the social, economic, and... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95
A personal and cultural mediation, Philip D. Beidler?s The Island Called Paradise explores the fascinating ways Cuban history and culture have permeated North American consciousness, and vice versa. In The Island Called Paradise , Philip D. Beidler shares his personal discovery of the vast, rich, and astonishing history of the island of Cuba and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology,... more...