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- LSU Press 2005; US$ 19.95
In recent years, ethnographers have recognized south Louisiana as home to perhaps the most complex rural society in North America. More than a dozen French-speaking immigrant groups have been identified there, Cajuns and white Creoles being the most famous. In this guide to the amazing social, cultural, and linguistic variation within Louisiana's French-speaking... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00
Creoles of Color are rightfully among the first families of south-western Louisiana. Yet in both antebellum and postbellum periods they remained a people considered apart from the rest of the population. Historians, demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists have given them only scant attention.This probing book, focused on the mid-eighteenth... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 49.95
In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the sophisticated French city of Bordeaux to begin his new life in the city with the second busiest port of debarkation in the U.S. Two years before, he had descended the Pyrenees to Bordeaux from his home village of Barbazan-Debat, a terrain in direct contrast to the flatlands of Louisiana. He arrived... more...
- NYU Press 1992; US$ 89.00
An emotionally evocative, richly textured history based on autobiographical accounts of those who lived and shaped the struggle. The importance of many of Rogers' subjects and the uniqueness of New Orleans make this must reading for anyone interested in the history of the movement. But those interested in oral history and African-American autobiography... more...
- LSU Press 1991; US$ 22.95
In a region famous for its flamboyant politicians, Earl K. Long was one of the most flamboyant of them all. This first full-scale biography of the former Louisiana governor explores his controversial life-style and his strong family ties, his raw humor and his political savvy, his abuse of power and his accomplishments in the areas of civil rights... more...
- Duke University Press 2012; US$ 94.95
This work looks at indigeneity in the central highlands of Ecuador focusing on the activism of the grassroots organization of Inca Atahualpa. Indigenous groups, who were still subject to extensive racism and injustice, began to reconfigure themselves in relationship to the state and to reorganize their strategies to combat the economic and political... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2005; US$ 17.99
Although there are numerous books about Louisiana, little information about the forts are included and none combines the forts with ghost stories. Louisiana has five distinct regions, and all have historic forts, ranging from French rule to Spanish, Confederate, Federal, and even Privateer. Each unique story is heightened by ghostly legends. The state... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: ?What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? ?Why is it important? ?How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? ?What is its current state? ?How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 26.36
A selection of letters written to the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper from 1870-1871 about steamboat travel on the Red River in 1838-1841. more...
- Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95
Like many other indigenous groups, the Huaorani of eastern Ecuador are facing many challenges as they attempt to confront the globalization of capitalism in the 21st century. In 1991, they formed a political organization as a direct response to the growing threat to Huaorani territory posed by oil exploitation, colonization, and other pressures.... more...