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  • Callachacaby Susan A. Niles

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 29.95

    Inca constructions, designed to conform to a state aesthetic, reveal the worldview of these masters of social and architectural engineering. In her meticulous analysis of Callachaca—the fifteenth-century estate of the royal Amaro Topa Inca and his retainers near the ancient capital of Cuzco—Susan Niles shows us that the physical order... more...

  • A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconographyby Donald A. Proulx

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    For almost eight hundred years (100 BC–AD 650) Nasca artists modeled and painted the plants, animals, birds, and fish of their homeland on Peru?s south coast as well as numerous abstract anthropomorphic creatures whose form and meaning are sometimes incomprehensible today. In this first book-length treatment of Nasca ceramic iconography to appear... more...

  • The Life and Writings of Julio C. Telloby Richard L. Burger

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    The father of Peruvian archaeology, Julio Tello was the most distinguished Native American scholar ever to focus on archaeology. A Quechua speaker born in a small highland village in 1880, Tello did the impossible: he received a medical degree and convinced the Peruvian government to send him to Harvard and European universities to master archaeology... more...

  • 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...

  • Paths to a Middle Groundby Charles A. Weeks

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Spanish imperial attempts to form strong Indian alliances to thwart American expansion in the Mississippi Valley.   Charles Weeks explores the diplomacy of Spanish colonial officials in New Orleans and Natchez in order to establish posts on the Mississippi River and Tombigbee rivers in the early 1790s. Another purpose of this diplomacy, urged... 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...