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  • Fighting Like a Communityby Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    The indigenous population of the Ecuadorian Andes made substantial political gains during the 1990s in the wake of a dynamic wave of local activism. The movement renegotiated land development laws, elected indigenous candidates to national office, and successfully fought for the constitutional redefinition of Ecuador as a nation of many cultures.... 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...

  • Culture and Customs of Ecuadorby Michael Handelsman

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 81.00

    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... more...

  • Louisiana Historyby FLORENCE JUMONVILLE

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 213.00

    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...

  • Madame Vieux Carréby Scott S Ellis

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 28.00

    Celebrated in media and myth, New Orleans's French Quarter (Vieux Carré) was the original settlement of what became the city of New Orleans. In Madame Vieux Carré , Scott S. Ellis presents the social and political history of this famous district as it evolved from 1900 through the beginning of the twenty-first century. From the immigrants... more...

  • Black Rage in New Orleansby Leonard N. Moore

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Native Society and Disease in Colonial Ecuadorby Suzanne Austin Alchon

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 33.00

    A regional history of the Amerindians' biological experience under colonial rule. more...

  • 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...

  • Traces Behind the Esmeraldas Shoreby Warren DeBoer

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Although long famous for its antiquities—notably intricate goldwork, elaborate pottery, and earthen mounds—the Santiago-Cayapas region of coastal Ecuador has been relatively neglected from the standpoint of scientific archaeology. Until recently, no sound chronology was available, and even the approximate age of the region's most impressive... more...

  • Lost Plantationby Marc R. Matrana

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00

    Along the fertile banks of the Mississippi River across from New Orleans, planter Camille Zeringue transformed a mediocre colonial plantation into a thriving gem of antebellum sugar production, complete with a columned mansion known as Seven Oaks. Under the moss-strewn oaks, the privileged master nurtured his own family, but enslaved many others. Excelling... more...