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  • Laudonniere & Fort Carolineby Charles Bennett; Jerald T. Milanich

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    This classic historical resource remains the most complete work on the establishment of Fort Caroline, which heralded the start of permanent settlement by Europeans in North America. America's history was shaped in part by the clash of cultures that took place in the southeastern United States in the 1560s. Indians, French, and Spaniards vied... more...

  • Three Voyagesby Rene Laudonniere; Charles Bennett; Charles Bennett; Jerald T. Milanich

    University of Alabama Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    This translation of an eyewitness account by a major participant offers valuable information about all three attempts to establish a French colony on the south Atlantic coast of North America. Rene Laudonniere's account of the three attempts by France to colonize what is now the United States is uniquely valuable because he played a major... more...

  • Painful Birthby James Rolph Edwards

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 49.99

    Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional transformation, and ideological change involved, providing an invaluable case study in economics, international relations, and Latin... more...

  • The Pinochet Fileby Peter Kornbluh

    New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95

    Revised and updated for the fortieth anniversary of Augusto Pinochet?s September 11, 1973, military coup in Chile, The Pinochet File reveals a formerly secret record of complicity with atrocity on the part of the U.S. government. Documents that were first made publicly available in the original hardcover edition formed the heart of the international... more...

  • Thunder on the Riverby Daniel L. Schafer

    University Press of Florida 2010; US$ 29.95

    When the Civil War finally came to North Florida, it did so with an intermittent fury that destroyed much of Jacksonville and scattered its residents. The city was taken four separate times by Federal forces but abandoned after each of the first three occupations. During the fourth occupation, it was used as a staging ground for the ill-fated Union... more...

  • From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicansby David R. Colburn

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 19.99

    Likely to raise hackles among Democrats and Republicans alike, this dynamic history of modern Florida argues that the Sunshine State has become the political and demographic future of the nation. David Colburn reveals how Florida gradually abandoned the traditions of race and personality that linked it to the Democratic Party. The book focuses particularly... more...

  • River of Lakesby Bill Belleville

    University of Georgia Press 2000; US$ 19.95

    First explored by naturalist William Bartram in the 1760s, the St. Johns River stretches 310 miles along Florida's east coast, making it the longest river in the state. The first "highway" through the once wild interior of Florida, the St. Johns may appear ordinary, but within its banks are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Floridaby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • The Nation-State and Violenceby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 41.50

    The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to... more...

  • Non-Federal Censuses of Florida, 1784-1945by Karen Packard Rhodes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    From the days of the Spanish colonial settlements until the last state census in 1945, a variety of censuses have been taken within the regions now comprising the modern state, from lists of Seminole War refugees to modern school censuses. This book is a one-stop guide to the colonial, territorial, and state censuses, along with their supplements and... more...