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  • Citizen-Officersby Andrew S. Bledsoe

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.50

    From the time of the American Revolution, most junior officers in the American military attained their positions through election by the volunteer soldiers in their company, a tradition that reflected commitment to democracy even in times of war. By the outset of the Civil War, citizen-officers had fallen under sharp criticism from career military... more...

  • Values in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Designby M. Elen Deming

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The successful realization of diversity, resilience, usefulness, profitability, or beauty in landscape design requires a firm understanding of the stakeholders? values. This collection, which incorporates a wide variety of geographic locations and cultural perspectives, reinforces the necessity for clear and articulate comprehension of the many factors... more...

  • The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisianaby David D. Plater

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1833, Edward G. W. and Frances Parke Butler moved to their newly constructed plantation house, Dunboyne, on the banks of the Mississippi River near the village of Bayou Goula. Their experiences at Dunboyne over the next forty years demonstrated the transformations that many land-owning southerners faced in the nineteenth century, from the evolution... more...

  • Postmark Bayou Cheneby Gwen Roland

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    In the heart of Louisiana?s Atchafalaya Basin, a letter sent from an isolated settlement, addressed to Hautes-Pyrénées, France, and marked undeliverable, shows up at the Bayou Chene post office. That same day locals find a dog, nearly dead and tethered to an empty skiff. Odd yet seemingly trivial, the arrival of a masterless dog and a returned letter... more...

  • Reconstructing Violenceby Deborah E. Barker

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.50

    In this bold study of cinematic depictions of violence in the south, Deborah E. Barker explores the ongoing legacy of the ?southern rape complex? in American film. Taking as her starting point D. W. Griffith?s infamous Birth of a Nation , Barker demonstrates how the tropes and imagery of the southern rape complex continue to assert themselves across... more...

  • All Soulsby Brenda Marie Osbey

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    All Souls: Essential Poems brings together work that reflects the interweaving of history, memory, and the indelible bonds between living and dead that has marked the output of Louisiana Poet Laureate Emerita Brenda Marie Osbey. Comprising poems written and published over the span of four decades, this thematic collection highlights the unity of... more...

  • Forestry in the U.S. Southby Mason C. Carter; Robert C. Kellison; R. Scott Wallinger

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    During the second half of the twentieth century, the forest industry removed more than 300 billion cubic feet of timber from southern forests. Yet at the same time, partnerships between public and private entities improved the inventory, health, and productivity of this vast and resilient resource. A comprehensive and multilayered history, Forestry... more...

  • New Directions in Slavery Studiesby Jeff Forret; Christine E. Sears

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.00

    In this landmark essay collection, twelve contributors chart the contours of current scholarship in the field of slavery studies, highlighting three of the discipline?s major themes?commodification, community, and comparison?and indicating paths for future inquiry. New Directions in Slavery Studies addresses the various ways in which the institution... more...

  • Damn Yankees!by George C. Rable

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    During the Civil War, southerners produced a vast body of writing about their northern foes, painting a picture of a money-grubbing, puritanical, and infidel enemy. Damn Yankees! explores the proliferation of this rhetoric and demonstrates how the perpetual vilification of northerners became a weapon during the war, fostering hatred and resistance... more...

  • Voodoo and Powerby Kodi A. Roberts

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power , the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead, a much more complicated patchwork of influences created New... more...