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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 monument,... more...