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  • Along the River Roadby Mary Ann Sternberg

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked... more...

  • Louisiana Legaciesby Janet Allured; Michael S. Martin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Showcasing the colorful, even raucous, political, social, and unique cultural qualities of Louisiana history, this new collection of essays features the finest and latest scholarship. Includes readings featuring  recent scholarship that expand on traditional historical accounts Includes material on every region of Louisiana Covers  a wide... more...

  • Crucible of Reconstructionby Ted Tunnell

    LSU Press 1984; US$ 20.95

    In late April, 1862, Union warships slipped past the Confederate river forts below New Orleans and blasted the Rebel fleet guarding the city. Advancing overland, General Benjamin F. Butler occupied New Orleans on May Day, and for the duration of the war the Stars and Stripes waved over the Confederacy's largest city. The reconstruction of Louisiana... more...

  • Ecotourism and Cultural Productionby Veronica Davidov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Ecotourism is a unique facet of globalization, promising the possibility of reconciling the juggernaut of development with ecological/cultural conservation. Davidov offers a comparative analysis of the issue using a case study of indigenous Kichwa people of Ecuador and their interactions with globalization and transnational systems. more...

  • Floreanaby Margret Wittmer

    Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries 2014; US$ 14.95

    The remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled the island of Floreana in the Galapagos-600 miles from the mainland of Ecuador. It took Wittmer and her family weeks to travel to the island in 1932; they battled with the ties for three full days before they could land.Wittmer and her husband left... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Reconstructionby Peyton McCrary

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 62.00 US$ 49.60

    After victorious federal troops swept through southern Louisiana in 1862, the state became the testing ground for Abraham Lincoln's approach to reconstruction, and thus the focal point for the debate over post-war policy in Washington. Peyton McCrary offers a comprehensive account of the social and political upheavals in Louisiana, set against the... more...

  • No More, No Moreby Daniel E. Walker

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    This ambitious book looks at how people of African descent in two societies?Havana and New Orleans in the nineteenth century?created their own forms of cultural resistance to the slave regime?s assault. No More, No More elucidates the economic, social, cultural, and demographic operations at work in two cities and the efforts at cultural resistance... more...

  • Black New Orleans, 1860-1880by John W. Blassingame

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Reissued for the first time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year period in which the city?s black population more than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and rare periodicals, John W. Blassingame?s groundbreaking history offers a unique look at the economic and social... 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 nobles, sharp-tongued women,... more...

  • Zeitounby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An... more...