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- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17
In the 1530s, the Spanish, led by Pizarro, arrived in Peru, devastating the Inca culture and ending the infrastructure of its empire. Mansio Serra De Lequizamon was the last of the conquistadors to die and this book tells his story, taking as a staring point his apology for the conquest. more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one?s involvement with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies which begin... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
By considering Bourbon Peru in a chronological framework which begins at mid-century rather than 1700, this book focuses the readers attention on the key issue of the relationship between colonial reform in the late eighteenth century and the creation of an independent Peruvian state in the 1820s. Fisher sets out some uncluttered responses to... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00
In the middle of the Mississippi Delta lies rural, black-majority Sunflower County. J. Todd Moye examines the social histories of civil rights and white resistance movements in Sunflower, tracing the development of organizing strategies in separate racial communities over four decades. Sunflower County was home to both James Eastland, one of the... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 23.00
All along the Mississippi--on country plantation landings, urban levees and quays, and the decks of steamboats--nineteenth-century African Americans worked and fought for their liberty amid the slave trade and the growth of the cotton South. Offering a counternarrative to Twain's well-known tale from the perspective of the pilothouse, Thomas C. Buchanan... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00
In this long-term community study of the freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Emilye Crosby explores the impact of the African American freedom struggle on small communities in general and questions common assumptions that are based on the national movement. The legal successes at the national level in the mid 1960s... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
This study examines certain key elements of the "making" or "inventing" of Lima as Peru's viceregal capital. Through analysis of seventeenth-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.95
This volume stands as a key general resource for archaeologists working in the region extending from Louisiana through Mississippi north to Missouri and Kentucky, and it represents an opportunity to influence for decades a large part of the archaeological work to take place in the Southeast. The book responds to a need for a comprehensive... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.50
"An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. . . . [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology... more...