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- LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95
In Look Away, Dixieland Vermont-native James Twitchell sets out from his home in Florida on the inauguration day of America's first black president to find the ?real? South and to try to figure out the truth about his illustrious ancestor, Marshall Harvey Twitchell?a carpetbagger and a victim of the Coushatta Massacre (having both his arms shot off),... more...
- Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00
This is the first book wholly devoted to assessing the array of links between Scotland and the Caribbean in the later eighteenth century. It uses a wide range of archival sources to paint a detailed picture of the lives of thousands of Scots who sought fortunes and opportunities, as Burns wrote, across th Atlantic roar. It outlines... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
Suburban sprawl transformed the political culture of the American South as much as the civil rights movement did during the second half of the twentieth century. The Silent Majority provides the first regionwide account of the suburbanization of the South from the perspective of corporate leaders, political activists, and especially of the ordinary... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95
In The Devil behind the Mirror, Steven Gregory provides a compelling and intimate account of the impact that transnational processes associated with globalization are having on the lives and livelihoods of people in the Dominican Republic. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the adjacent towns of Boca Chica and Andrés, Gregory's study... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50
Undoing Empire brings to light the story of what José F. Buscaglia-Salgado terms mulataje?the ways Caribbean aesthetics offer the possibility of the ultimate erasure of racial difference. Undoing Empire gives a broad panorama stretching from the complex politics of medieval Iberian societies to the beginning of direct U.S. hegemony in the Caribbean... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among them took to the seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 26.00
In 1948, a group of conservative white southerners formed the States' Rights Democratic Party, soon nicknamed the "Dixiecrats," and chose Strom Thurmond as their presidential candidate. Thrown on the defensive by federal civil rights initiatives and unprecedented grassroots political activity by African Americans, the Dixiecrats aimed to reclaim conservatives'... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.50
How ritualized public ceremonies affirm or challenge cultural identities associated with the American South * A Choice Outstanding Academic Title "From the jazz funeral processions in the streets of New Orleans to the annual Natchez Pilgrimage in Mississippi and the Scottish Highland games atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, the... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 23.00
The most visited site in the National Park system, the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina. According to most accounts, the Parkway was a New Deal "Godsend for the needy," built without conflict or opposition by landscape architects and planners who traced their vision along... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 8.99
The Caribbean crises of the Cold War are revealed as never before in this riveting story of clashing ideologies, the rise of the politics of fear, the machinations of superpowers, and the brazen daring of the mavericks who took them on During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis. The men responsible... more...