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  • Little Taste of Freedomby Emilye Crosby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    In this long-term community study of the freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Emilye Crosby explores the impact of the African American freedom struggle on small communities in general and questions common assumptions that are based on the national movement. The legal successes at the national level in the mid 1960s... more...

  • Time's Riverby Janet Rafferty; Hector Neff; Gayle J. Fritz; Robert C. Dunnell; Jay K. Johnson; Philip J. Carr; Amy L Young; Ian W. Brown; H. Edwin Jackson; S. Homes Hogue; James H Turner; Michael L Galaty; Carl P Lipo; Kevin L Bruce; John R Underwood; Evan Peacock

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This volume stands as a key general resource for archaeologists working in the region extending from Louisiana through Mississippi north to Missouri and Kentucky, and it represents an opportunity to influence for decades a large part of the archaeological work to take place in the Southeast.   The book responds to a need for a comprehensive... more...

  • 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...

  • Lines in the Waterby Ben Orlove

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    This beautifully written book weaves reflections on anthropological fieldwork together with evocative meditations on a spectacular landscape as it takes us to the remote indigenous villages on the shore of Lake Titicaca, high in the Peruvian Andes. Ben Orlove brings alive the fishermen, reed cutters, boat builders, and families of this isolated region,... more...

  • Families of the Forestby Allen Johnson

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in Families of the Forest. According to Allen Johnson?s deft ethnography, the Matsigenka people of southeastern Peru cannot be understood or appreciated except as a family level society; the family level of sociocultural... 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...

  • 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...