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University Press of Mississippi

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  • Understanding Alzheimers Diseaseby Neal R. Cutler; John J. Sramek

    University Press of Mississippi 1997; US$ 14.00

    Alzheimer's disease has received growing attention in recent years because the affected population is growing quickly as life spans in America creep ever upward. As they near retirement, many Americans start to fear that any minor memory lapse-misplacing the keys or forgetting a name-might spell Alzheimer's. In reality such incidents are a... more...

  • Understanding Mental Retardationby Patricia Ainsworth; Pamela C Baker

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 14.00

    CONSUMER HEALTH-->. What measures can parents and advocates take to insure that people who have mental retardation live full, rewarding lives from infancy to old age?. Understanding Mental Retardation explores a diverse group of disorders from their biological roots to the everyday challenges faced by this special population and their families.... more...

  • Sam Myersby Sam Myers; Jeff Horton

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 50.00

    Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story recounts the life of bluesman Sam Myers (1936-2006), as told in his own words to author Jeff Horton. Myers grew up visually handicapped in the Jim Crow South and left home to attend the state school for the blind at Piney Woods. Myers's intense desire to become a musician and a scholarship from the American Conservatory... more...

  • Mississippiby Works Progress Administration; Robert S. McElvaine

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00

    Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State, was part of a nationwide series of guides in the 1930s that created work during the Depression for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other professionals. This classic book is a lively collaborative project that covers a distinct era in Mississippi from the hills to the Delta to the Gulf Coast.... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...

  • The Beatby Kip Lornell; Charles C. Stephenson

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 25.00

    The Beat! was the first book to explore the musical, social, and cultural phenomenon of go-go music. In this new edition, updated by a substantial chapter on the current scene, authors Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson, Jr., place go-go within black popular music made since the middle 1970s--a period during which hip-hop has predominated. This... more...

  • Understanding Crohn Disease and Ulcerative Colitisby Jon Zonderman; Ronald Vender

    University Press of Mississippi 2000; US$ 14.00

    Written from a patient's perspective, this book provides timely information about how to obtain and maintain the highest quality of life possible while living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis--together known as inflammatory bowel disease--are chronic illnesses of unknown origin. The inflammation within... more...

  • Covering for the Bossesby Joseph B Atkins

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 45.00

    Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press probes the difficult relationship between the press and organized labor in the South from the past to the present day. Written by a veteran journalist and first-hand observer of the labor movement and its treatment in the region's newspapers and other media, the text focuses on the modern South... more...

  • Revolt of the Tar Heelsby James M Beeby

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 50.00

    During the 1890s, North Carolina witnessed a political revolution as the newly formed Populist Party joined with the Republicans to throw out do-nothing, conservative Democrats. Focusing on political transformation, electoral reform, and new economic policies to aid poor and struggling farmers, the Populists and their coalition partners took power... more...

  • Understanding Chronic Painby Miriam Bloom

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 14.00

    Pain accounts for more than thirty-five million new office visits and more than seventy million of all office visits to physicians each year in the United States. Although there is no cure for chronic pain, Understanding Chronic Pain outlines new and effective treatments that focus on the management of pain and improvement in a patient's quality... more...