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  • Political Culture and Secession in Mississippiby Christopher J. Olsen

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    This groundbreaking study of the politics of secession combines traditional political history with current work in anthropology and gender and ritual studies. Christopher J. Olsen has drawn on local election returns, rural newspapers, manuscripts, and numerous county records to sketch a new picture of the intricate and colorful world of local politics.... more...

  • New Hampshireby Craig A. Doherty; Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Providing a brief history of one of the first U.S. colonies, New Hampshire covers details of daily colonial life and the growing political workings of America as well as the effects of revolution, reform, and restoration in England on the colony. more...

  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

      To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... more...

  • Free State of Jonesby Victoria E. Bynum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where, legend has it, they declared the Free State of Jones. ... more...

  • High Cottonby Gerard Helferich

    Counterpoint 2008; US$ 15.95

    This dirt-under-the-fingernails portrait of a small-time farmer follows Zack Killebrew over a single year as he struggles to defend his cotton against weeds, insects, and drought, as well as 21st-century threats such as globalization. Over the course of the season, Helferich details how this singular crop has stamped American history and culture like... more...

  • Genocide and Millennialism in Upper Peruby NICHOLAS ROBINS

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 139.00

    Exploring one of the least studied genocides in post-conquest South America, Robins calls into question many of the central assumptions currently held by genocide scholars. Victims of genocide usually lack the organization and weaponry to battle their enemies. During the 1780-1782 Great Rebellion in Peru and Upper Peru (now Bolivia), however, the Indian... more...

  • Shadows of Empireby David T. Garrett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    This 2005 book traces the history of the late colonial Andean elite and their privilege and authority. more...

  • Lucy Somerville Howorthby Dorothy S. Shawhan; Martha H. Swain

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 18.95

    Born, raised, and retired in Mississippi, Lucy Somerville Howorth (1895?1997) was a champion for the rights of women long before feminism emerged as a widely recognized movement. As told by Dorothy S. Shawhan and Martha H. Swain, hers is a remarkable life story-from a small-town upbringing to a career as an attorney, an activist, and the last of a... more...

  • Lost City of the Incasby Hiram Bingham; Hugh Thomson

    Orion 2010; US$ 22.88

    First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. more...

  • Transformedby William G. McAtee; William F. Winter

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    What began in May 1964 as the routine beginning of a new pastorate at the Columbia Presbyterian Church soon turned into a life-changing experience for Bill McAtee, a fourth generation Mississippian and son of a Presbyterian minister. This story revolves around the quiet leadership of Earl D. "Buddy" McLean, who became Mayor of Columbia, determined... more...