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  • Colonial Natchitochesby Helen Sophie Burton; F. Todd Smith

    Texas A&M University Press 2008; US$ 80.00

    Strategically located at the western edge of the Atlantic World, the French post of Natchitoches thrived during the eighteenth century as a trade hub between the well-supplied settlers and the isolated Spaniards and Indians of Texas. Its critical economic and diplomatic role made it the most important community on the Louisiana-Texas frontier during... more...

  • Walking New Orleansby Barri Bronston

    Wilderness Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world?s most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans , lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love... more...

  • Shantyboat On The Bayousby Harlan Hubbard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Since the publication of Shantyboat: A River Way of Life in 1953, Harlan Hubbard achieved a wide reputation as a modern-day Thoreau. Not content simply to advocate a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency, Hubbard and his wife Anna in 1944 built with their own hands a houseboat on the banks of the Ohio near Cincinnati and in 1946 set out on a... more...

  • Occupied Cityby Gerald M. Capers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    New Orleans is the largest American city ever occupied by enemy forces for an extended period of time. Falling to an amphibious Federal force in the spring of 1862, the city was threatened with the possibility of Confederate recapture even as late as 1864. How this tension affected the lives of both civilians and soldiers during the occupation is... more...

  • Creole Cityby Nathalie Dessens

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In Creole City , Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a time of rapid expansion and dizzying change. The story?rooted in the Sainte-Gême Family Papers harbored at The Historic New Orleans Collection?follows the twenty-year correspondence of Jean Boze to Henri de Ste-Gême, both refugees from Saint-Domingue. Exploring... more...

  • City at the Center of the Worldby Ernesto Capello

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    In the seventeenth century, local Jesuits and Franciscans imagined Quito as the ?new Rome.? It was the site of miracles and home of saintly inhabitants, the origin of crusades into the surrounding wilderness, and the purveyor of civilization to the entire region. By the early twentieth century, elites envisioned the city as the heart of a modern,... more...

  • Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuadorby A. Kim Clark; Marc Becker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador chronicles the changing forms of indigenous engagement with the Ecuadorian state since the early nineteenth century that, by the beginning of the twenty-first century, had facilitated the growth of the strongest unified indigenous movement in Latin America. Built around nine case studies from... more...

  • Louisiana Off the Beaten Path®by Jackie Sheckler Finch; Gay N. Martin; Gay N. Martin

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Louisiana Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Louisiana Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Louisiana... 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...