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  • Music Along the Rapidanby James A. Davis

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 45.00

    In December 1863, Civil War soldiers took refuge from the dismal conditions of war and weather. They made their winter quarters in the Piedmont region of central Virginia: the Union?s Army of the Potomac in Culpeper County and the Confederacy?s Army of Northern Virginia in neighboring Orange County. For the next six months the opposing soldiers eyed... more...

  • Range Warsby Ryan H. Edgington

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00

    Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities. In this environmental history of... more...

  • Scars of Partitionby William F.S. Miles

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial... more...

  • Uses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern Plainsby Gilbert Livingston Wilson; Michael Scullin

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 65.00

    In 1916 anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson worked closely with Buffalobird-woman, a highly respected Hidatsa born in 1839 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, for a study of the Hidatsas? uses of local plants. What resulted was a treasure trove of ethnobotanical information that was buried for more than seventy-five years in Wilson?s... more...

  • Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippiby Katherine M. B. Osburn

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 25.00

    When the Choctaws were removed from their Mississippi homeland to Indian Territory in 1830, several thousand remained behind, planning to take advantage of Article 14 in the removal treaty, which promised that any Choctaws who wished to remain in Mississippi could apply for allotments of land. When the remaining Choctaws applied for their allotments,... more...

  • Freshwater Passagesby David Chapin

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 50.00

    Peter Pond, a fur trader, explorer, and amateur mapmaker, spent his life ranging much farther afield than Milford, Connecticut, where he was born and died (1740?1807). He traded around the Great Lakes, on the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers, and in the Canadian Northwest and is also well known as a partner in Montreal?s North West Company and... more...

  • Ethos and Narrative Interpretationby Liesbeth Korthals Altes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker?s psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos (of, for example,... more...

  • Leopold's Maneuversby Cortney Davis

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 27.95

    In the venerable tradition of caregivers writing about the healing arts?a tradition peopled by the likes of Anton Chekhov, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Walker Percy, and Denise Levertov?Cortney Davis brings to poetry the experience, insight, and compassion of a nurse practitioner who daily confronts the unexpected frailties, passions, and... more...

  • Prophets of the Great Spiritby Alfred Cave

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 27.95

    Prophets of the Great Spirit offers an in-depth look at the work of a diverse group of Native American visionaries who forged new, syncretic religious movements that provided their peoples with the ideological means to resist white domination. By blending ideas borrowed from Christianity with traditional beliefs, they transformed ?high? gods or... more...

  • The Translingual Imaginationby Steven G. Kellman

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 50.00

    It is difficult to write well even in one language. Yet a rich body of translingual literature?by authors who write in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one?exists. The Translingual Imagination is a pioneering study of the phenomenon, which is as ancient as the use of Arabic, Latin, Mandarin, Persian, and Sanskrit... more...