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  • The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmerby James L. Huston

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.50

    JAMES L. HUSTON is professor of history at Oklahoma State University and the author of The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War; Securing the Fruits of Labor: The American Concept of Wealth Distribution, 1765-1900; Calculating the Value of the Union: Slavery, Property Rights, and the Economic Origins of the Civil War ; and Stephen A. Douglas... more...

  • Securing the Fruits of Laborby James L. Huston; James L. Huston

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 28.50

    JAMES L. HUSTON is professor of history at Oklahoma State University and the author of The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War; Calculating the Value of the Union: Slavery, Property Rights, and the Economic Origins of the Civil War ; and Stephen A. Douglas and the Dilemmas of Democratic Equality. more...

  • The Force of Beautyby Holly Grout

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    The market for commercial beauty products exploded in Third Republic France, with a proliferation of goods promising to erase female imperfections and perpetuate an aesthetic of femininity that conveyed health and respectability. While the industry's meteoric growth helped to codify conventional standards of womanhood, The Force of Beauty goes beyond... more...

  • City Adriftby Center for Public Integrity; Dan Rather

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Hurricane Katrina was a stunning example of complete civic breakdown. Beginning on August 29, 2005, the world watched in horror as?despite all the warnings and studies?every system that might have protected New Orleans failed. Levees and canals buckled, pouring more than 100 billion gallons of floodwater into the city. Botched communications crippled... more...

  • The Education of a Black Radicalby D'Army Bailey; Roger Easson

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    D?Army Bailey was the freshman class president at Southern University when four black college students refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter of a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth?s on February 1, 1960. Their action set off a wave of similar protests among black college students across the South, including D?Army Bailey and his classmates... more...

  • Letters to My Fatherby William Styron; James L. W. III West

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    From 1943 to 1953, William Styron wrote over one hundred letters to his father, detailing his adventures and works in progress, and ruminating on the craft of writing. In all of American literature, no other extended series of such letters exists. Letters to My Father collects this correspondence for the first time, revealing the early, intimate thoughts... more...

  • Thomas Dixon Jr. and the Birth of Modern Americaby Michele K. Gillespie; Randal L. Hall

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    “A sweeping yet rigorous analysis of Dixon and his work. The collection approaches the southern intellectual through multiple methodologies—from literary theory and film studies to social history and religious studies. We get an exhaustive yet diverse perspective on Dixon’s influence and legacy.”—Journal of American HistoryThomas... more...

  • From Bauhaus to Ecohouseby Peder Anker

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. From Bauhaus to Eco-House examines key moments of inspiration and exchange between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar period to the eco-arks of the late 1980s. From Bauhaus to Eco-House provides new insight into a critical period... more...

  • These Extremesby Richard Bausch

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Many of the poems and prose in These Extremes focus on the author?s family and relationships, ranging from a memorialization of his oldest sister, who died young; to prose memory pieces recalling his childhood and adolescence; to loving but unsentimental portraits of his father, mother, and other relatives. ?Back Stories,? the center of the book, effortlessly... more...

  • Ledger of Crossroadsby James Brasfield

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    The poems of Ledger of Crossroads, Brasfield?s newest collection, fuse the distinct yet inseparable geographies of America and Eastern Europe, enabling readers to experience ?the identities of others, their time and place, and from the strata of their histories, to experience their lives.? more...