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  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud; Brian Pearce

    LSU Press 1993; US$ 49.95

    The death of Louis XIV in 1715 and the accession of his more progressive younger brother as Regent of France might have brought some hopeful changes to Louisiana, France's tiny, struggling outpost on the Gulf of Mexico. However, the continuation of the debilitating regime of the merchant Antoine Crozat and the extreme impoverishment of the French... more...

  • Louisiana Haunted Fortsby Elaine Coleman

    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...

  • Bourbon Streetby Richard Campanella

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from... 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...

  • Performing Politics, Making Spaceby Schurr Carolin

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 48.34

    <P>Constructing more inclusive political spaces has been a central concern of social movements in postcolonial societies. This e-book engages with Ecuador?s recent processes of political transformation by questioning to what extent these contribute to a decolonization of Ecuador's democracy.</P> <P>Based on visual ethnographic research... more...

  • Resistance In An Amazonian Communityby Lawrence Ziegler-Otero

    Berghahn Books 2006; 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...

  • 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...

  • Climbing The Equatorby Neville Shulman

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 10.99

    Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species.... more...

  • Nine Livesby Dan Baum

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives  discussion guide. Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan... more...

  • Building the Devil's Empireby Shannon Lee Dawdy

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Building the Devil’s Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans’s early years, tracing the town’s development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy’s picaresque account of New Orleans’s wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned... more...