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  • The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spainby Jesus Cruz

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In recent years, scholars in the field of Spanish studies have analyzed disparate elements of modern middle-class milieu, such as leisure and sociability, but Jesus Cruz looks at these elements as part of the whole. In The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain he traces the contribution of nineteenth-century bourgeois cultures not... more...

  • Along the River Roadby Mary Ann Sternberg

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked... more...

  • Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese Worldby Erik Lars Myrup

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    Encompassing numerous territories across four different continents, Portugal's early modern empire depended upon a vast and complex bureaucracy, yet colonial power did not reside solely in the centralized state. In a masterful reconceptualization of the functioning of empire, Erik Lars Myrup's Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese World... more...

  • Troubled Watersby Paul F. Paskoff

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    In Troubled Waters, Paul F. Paskoff offers a comprehensive examination of the federal government's river improvements program, which aimed to reduce hazards to navigation on the great rivers of America's interior during the early and mid-nineteenth century. Danger on the rivers came in a variety of forms. Shoals, rapids, ice, rocks, sandbars, and... more...

  • Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexicoby Barry D. Keim; Robert A. Muller

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico presents a comprehensive history and analysis of the hurricanes that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico from the 1800s to the present, reporting each hurricane?s point of origin, oceanic and atmospheric influences, track, size, intensity, point of landfall, storm surge, and impact on life and the environment. Additional... more...

  • Shadow Boxby Fred Chappell

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    The two-for-the-price-of-one poems in Shadow Box?poems enclosed, or embedded, or inlaid within poems--comprise a new and dramatic verse form by one of America?s most respected poets. While playful in their construction, they present heartfelt examinations of human feelings, respond somberly to the news of the world, and rejoice in humankind?s plentiful... more...

  • A Politics of Understandingby Reed Davis

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Frequently hailed as one of the greatest defenders of democratic liberalism in postwar Europe, Raymond Aron left behind a staggering amount of published work on a remarkably wide range of topics, both scholarly and popular. While trained in philosophy, Aron nevertheless left his mark on such fields as economics, sociology, nuclear strategic thought,... more...

  • Negotiating in the Pressby Joseph R. Hayden

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Negotiating in the Press presents an engaging analysis of diplomacy and the press in the aftermath of WWI. Rather than revisiting the story of lost journalistic freedom, it describes the press?s newfound power in the war?s aftermath?a seminal moment when journalists discovered their ability to help broker peace deals. By challenging the assumption... more...

  • Executing Daniel Brightby Barton A. Myers

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Daniel Bright was executed in 1863 for his involvement in an irregular resistance to Union army incursions along the coast of North Carolina. Executing Daniel Bright uses life and death to exemplify a larger pattern of retaliatory executions and public murders meant to enforce a message of political loyalty and military conduct on the Confederate home... more...

  • Nothing But Freedomby Eric Foner

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    Nothing But Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, to the men they worked for, and to the government they lived under. Taking a comparative approach, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction in the southern... more...