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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Atchafalaya River Basinby Bryan P. Piazza

    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...

  • Captain W. W. Withenbury's 1838-1842 "Red River Reminiscences"by Jacques D. Bagur

    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...

  • Resistance in an Amazonian Communityby Lawrence Ziegler-Otero

    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...

  • The Globalization of Contentious Politicsby Pamela Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 148.00

    This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral... more...

  • How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow? Racism in 21st-Century New Orleansby Liza Lugo

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    The disproportionate effect of Hurricane Katrina on African Americans was an outcome created by law and societal construct, not chance. This book takes a hard look at racial stratification in American today and debunks the myth that segregation is a thing of the past. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleansby Marilyn Wood

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus a city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and... 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...