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- Eland Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78
A Year in Jamaica is a complex memoir telling the story of two simultaneous journeys: Diana Lewes?s 1889 trip from England to visit her family?s sugar plantations in the Caribbean and, more intriguingly, the internal rite of passage of a Victorian girl on her journey to adulthood. For it is in Jamaica that Miss Lewes tries to find a place for herself... more...
- Down East Books 2011; US$ 15.99
This clever counting book from the award-winning authors of Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, combines rhyme with a fun exploration of Maine sea life. Children will be singing it to themselves and asking for it to be read to them again and again. more...
- Down East Books 2004; US$ 14.99
For more than ten years, Elizabeth Peavey has been traveling around the state of Maine, and writing about her wide-ranging experiences and discoveries in Down East magazine. This book collects her very best columns and essays. In a light and entertaining style laced with lots of entertaining humor, she weaves a wide-ranging tapestry that will give... more...
- Down East Books 2013; US$ 14.99
What better way for children to learn their ABCs?and discover a little about Maine?than with this vibrant and whimsical volume from Camden, Maine, artist Susan Ramsay Hoguet. Illustrating distinct Maine icons, such as moose, lobster, and Mount Katahdin, the rhyming verse will have children singing it, asking for it to be read again and again, and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 24.99
Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was pursuing manifest destiny. The war with Mexico had resulted in a vast increase of national territory, and many north Americans wanted Cuba as the next acquisition.... more...
- Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99
Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up... more...
- Lexington Books 2006; US$ 29.99
Planning the Past studies the way a post-colonial society reconstructs its national history and grapples with its colonial past, specifically in Port Royal, a Jamaican village with a dramatic history of pirates, naval admirals, and earthquakes. The plans for Port Royal's heritage tourism development represent a chronological record of historical revisionism,... more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 31.99
The roots of capitalism in America can be found in the archaeology and history of urban craftsmen and production in the Chesapeake regions of Annapolis and Alexandria.Revolutionary Economies examines archaeological sites in these early American cities in order to explore the country's economic history, charting the stages of production from household... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 24.99
This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the years has largely been hidden in the shadow of Fidel Castro. Real Life in Castro's Cuba is written by Catherine Moses, who lived and worked in... more...