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  • Top 10 New Orleansby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best New Orleans has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features.... more...

  • French, Cajun, Creole, Houmaby Carl A. Brasseaux

    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...

  • Through Gates of Splendorby Elisabeth Elliot

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed. more...

  • Righteous Livesby Kim Lacy Rogers

    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...

  • Creoles of Color in the Bayou Countryby Carl A. Brasseaux; Claude F. Oubre; Keith P. Fontenot

    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...

  • Eyes of an Eagleby Christopher Everette Cenac; Claire Domangue Joller; Carl A. Brasseaux

    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...

  • Earl K. Longby Michael L. Kurtz; Morgan D. Peoples

    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...

  • The Forgotten Peopleby Gary B. Mills; Elizabeth Shown Mills; H. Sophie Burton

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River's "forgotten people" and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Creole slaves and the roles allowed to freed people of color, tackling issues of race,... more...

  • Indians, Oil, and Politicsby Allen Gerlach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.99

    'It is indispensable that Ecuador has peace, but to have peace you need freedom and to have freedom you need justice. And the Indian population needs justice.'-President Gustavo Noboa, January 23, 2000 For five centuries, the Indians had very little voice in Ecuador. Now they are major protagonists who seek more acceptable terms in which to coexist... more...

  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud; Joseph C. Lambert

    LSU Press 1974; US$ 49.95

    Marcel Giraud has long been acknowledged as the leading European scholar in the filed of the history and development of colonial French Louisiana. Now the long-awaited English translation of Volume One of his Histoire de la Louisiana Franšaise makes the results of his meticulous research readily available. Professor Giraud explores all phases of... more...