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  • Louisiana Culture from the Colonial Era to Katrinaby John Lowe

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson acquired 828,000 square miles of French territory in what became known as the Louisiana Purchase. Although today Louisiana makes up only a small portion of this immense territory, this exceptional state embraces a larger-than-life history and a cultural blend unlike any other in the nation. Louisiana Culture from... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Pachakutikby Marc Becker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 34.99

    This authoritative book provides a deeply informed overview of contemporary Indigenous movements in Ecuador. Leading scholar Marc Becker traces the growing influence of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) in the wake of a 1990 uprising, the launch of a new political movement called Pachakutik in 1995, and the election... more...

  • The Louisiana Populist Movement, 1881-1900by Donna A. Barnes

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Populist movement of the late nineteenth century represents one of the largest third-party challenges in American history. Throughout the South widespread drops in crop prices led to agrarian revolt, which contributed to its popularity. Yet, in the largely rural state of Louisiana, despite the political group's focus on empowering distressed farmers,... more...

  • Uncivil Warby James K. Hogue

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    No other Reconstruction state government was as chaotic or violent as Louisiana's, located in New Orleans, the largest southern city at the time. James K. Hogue explains the unique confluence of demographics, geography, and wartime events that made New Orleans an epicenter in the upheaval of Reconstruction politics and a critical battleground in the... more...

  • Trekking Through Historyby Laura M. Rival

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 46.99

    The Huaorani of Ecuador lived as hunters and gatherers in the Amazonian rainforest for hundred of years, largely undisturbed by western civilization. Since their first encounter with North American missionaries in 1956, they have held a special place i more...

  • Dixie Bohemiaby John Shelton Reed

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    In the years following World War I, the New Orleans French Quarter attracted artists and writers with its low rents, faded charm, and colorful street life. By the 1920s Jackson Square had become the center of a vibrant if short-lived bohemia. A young William Faulkner and his roommate William Spratling, an artist who taught at Tulane University, resided... more...

  • A Perfect War of Politicsby John M. Sacher

    LSU Press 2003; US$ 17.95

    Though antebellum Louisiana shared the rest of the South's commitment to slavery and cotton, the presence of a substantial sugarcane industry, large Creole and Catholic populations, numerous foreign and northern immigrants, and the immense city of New Orleans made it perhaps the most unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher's A Perfect War of... more...

  • Fleur de Lys and Calumetby Richebourg McWilliams

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Andre Penicaut, a carpenter, sailed with Iberville to the French province of Louisiana in 1699 and did not return to France until 1721. The book he began in the province and finished upon his return to France is an eyewitness account of the first years of the French colony, which stretched along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas and in the Mississippi... more...

  • The Louisiana Scalawagsby Frank J. Wetta

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 32.50

    During the Civil War and Reconstruction, the pejorative term "scalawag" referred to white southerners loyal to the Republican Party. With the onset of the federal occupation of New Orleans in 1862, scalawags challenged the restoration of the antebellum political and social orders. Derided as opportunists, uneducated "poor white trash," Union sympathizers,... more...