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  • Always the Underdogby Keagan LeJeune

    University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 23.96

    Louisiana?s Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Originally a lawless buffer zone between Spain and the United States, its hardy residents formed tight-knit communities for protection and developed a reliance on self, kin, and neighbor. In the early 1900s, the timber boom... 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...

  • Black Rage in New Orleansby Leonard N. Moore

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses -- police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity... 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...

  • Culture and Customs of Ecuadorby Michael Handelsman

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 64.00

    Culture and Customs of Ecuador celebrates the extraordinary cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity that has made this small country one of Latin America's most unique. Through this overview of its history, religious institutions, literature, social customs, cinema, media, and visual and performing arts, Ecuador emerges as a vibrant microcosm of... more...

  • French Colonial Louisiana and the Atlantic Worldby Bradley G. Bond; Jr. Daniel H. Usner; Christopher Morris; Khalil Saadani; James Taylor Carson; Bertrand Van Ruymbeke; Emily Clark; Cecile Vidal; Paul Mapp; James Pritchard; Paul LaChance; Nathalie Dessens-Hind; Ibrahima Seck; Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    French colonial Louisiana has failed to occupy a place in the historic consciousness of the United States, perhaps owing to its short duration (1699--1762) and its standing outside the dominant narrative of the British colonies in North America. This anthology seeks to locate early Louisiana in its proper place, bringing together a broad range of... more...

  • Iberville's Gulf Journalsby Pierre Iberville; Richebourg McWilliams; Tennant S. McWilliams; Richebourg McWilliams

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Europe's expansion into the New World during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries was a story of power alignment and cultural transmission as well as dramatic individual effort. Spain had her conquistadores , France her coureurs de bois , and England her sea dogs. Isolated from the authority of home governments, tempted by the abundance of gold,... more...

  • Intimate Enemiesby Christina Vella

    LSU Press 1997; US$ 21.95

    Born into wealth in New Orleans in 1795 and married into misery fifteen years later, the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba led a life ripe for novelization. Intimate Enemies, however, is the spellbinding true account of this resilient woman?s life ? and the three men who most affected its course. Immediately upon marrying CÚlestin de Pontalba,... more...

  • Louisiana History: An Annotated Bibliographyby Florence Jumonville

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 95.00

    From the accounts of 18th-century travelers to the interpretations of 21st-century historians, Jumonville lists more than 6,800 books, chapters, articles, theses, dissertations, and government documents that describe the rich history of America's 18th state. Here are references to sources on the Louisiana Purchase, the Battle of New Orleans, Carnival,... more...

  • Louisiana Place Namesby Clare D'Artois Leeper

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    From Aansel to Zwolle, with Mamou in between, researcher Clare D'Artois Leeper offers an alphabet of Louisiana place names, both past and present. Leeper includes 893 entries that reveal a distinct view of the state's history. Her unique blend of documented fact and traditional wisdom results in an entertaining guide to Louisiana's place name lore.... more...