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- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
For the city?s first two hundred years, the story told at Washington DC?s symbolic center, the National Mall, was about triumphant American leaders. Since 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated, the narrative has shifted to emphasize the memory of American wars. In the last thirty years, five significant war memorials have been built... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 27.95
From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes.... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 105.00
In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the canefields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting tradition of inquiry. The medical history of the region, however, has been at times tragic. Disease, death, and generations of poor health... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 186.00
Compiled from the original documents of Sir William Young who headed a commission to the island after it was annexed to Britain in 1763, this history shows an independent people in their struggle against the Red Charaibs and then against the British settlers. more...
- DK Publishing 2012; US$ 14.00
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, the DK Top 10 Guides use exciting and excellent photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel companion. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, aswell as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 15.99
The Garifuna people today live all along the Caribbean littoral of Central America, from Belize, through Guatemala and Honduras down to Nicaragua, and also in some of the biggest cities of the United States. For more than two hundred years they have preserved their unique culture and language--the direct descendant of that spoken in the islands at... more...