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- LSU Press 2004; US$ 21.95
In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained... more...
- 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...
- University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 23.96
Louisiana?s Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Originally a lawless buffer zone between Spain and the United States, its hardy residents formed tight-knit communities for protection and developed a reliance on self, kin, and neighbor. In the early 1900s, the timber boom... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 25.00
Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is a collection of creative nonfiction pieces about the lively personalities who call south Louisiana home. Originally published in newspapers based in Lafayette- Times of Acadiana and Independent Weekly -the twenty-five profiles and features provide intriguing glimpses into the lives of well-known Louisianans such... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Reissued for the first time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year period in which the city’s black population more than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and rare periodicals, John W. Blassingame’s groundbreaking history offers a unique look at the economic... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 19.95
In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses ? police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
Building the Devil’s Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans’s early years, tracing the town’s development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy’s picaresque account of New Orleans’s wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 10.99
Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species.... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99
Weather patterns, including rainfall that in some places exceeds even the levels of the Ecuadorian Amazon, combine with a varied topography to create unique ecological life zones on the coast. Flora and fauna in some areas are more typical of Colombia and Central America. Endemic animal species abound and tropical forests meet the crashing waves of... more...
- Garrett County Press 2010; US$ 0.99
This anonymous tourist pamphlet written at the beginning of the 20th century covers the culture, history, architecture and romance of New Orleans, Louisiana. Although written in the 1920s or 30s the guide is remarkably useful. Covers Jackson Square, Pontalba Buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon, Jean and Pierre Lafitte, Ursuline Convent, the Lalaurie... more...