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  • 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...

  • Tumult and Silence at Second Creekby Winthrop D. Jordan

    LSU Press 1996; US$ 21.95

    In the war-fevered spring and summer of 1861, a group of slaves in Adams County, Mississippi, conspired to gain their freedom by overthrowing and murdering their white masters. The conspiracy was discovered, the plotters were arrested and tried, and at least forty slaves in and around Natchez were hanged. By November the affair was over, and the planters... more...

  • Portrait of a Scientific Racistby Jr. James G. Hollandsworth

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    In the years after Reconstruction, racial tension soared, as many white southerners worried about how to deal with the millions of free African Americans among them -- an issue they termed the "negro problem." In an attempt to maintain the status quo, white supremacists resurrected old proslavery arguments and sought new justification in scientific... 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...

  • 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...