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  • Death in the Deltaby Molly Walling

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 28.00

    Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then in 2006 she discovered her father's complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta. Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman's search for the truth behind a closely... more...

  • Under a Watchful Eyeby Harry Walker

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one?s involvement with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies which begin... more...

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchuby Mark Adams

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 23.99

    Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a fascinating and funny account of a journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu? more...

  • Reading Inebriation in Early Colonial Peruby Mónica P. Morales

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    In this study, Morales analyses a variety of narratives-dictionaries, legal documents, conversion manuals, historical writings, literary accounts and chronicles-through the lens of inebriation imagery. Employing literary analysis and postcolonial theory, she evaluates the impact of representations of drinking and inebriation in the Spanish project... more...

  • The Peddlerâ??s Grandsonby Edward Cohen

    University Press of Mississippi 1999; US$ 30.00

    Edward Cohen grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, the heart of the Bible Belt, thousand of miles from the northern centers of Jewish culture. As a child he sang "Dixie" in his segregated school, said the "sh'ma" at temple. While the civil rights struggle exploded all around, he worked at the family clothing store that catered to blacks. His grandfather... more...

  • Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestorsby Anne S. Lipscomb; Kathleen Hutchison

    University Press of Mississippi 1994; US$ 81.25

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  • The Andean Codexby J. E. Williams

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2005; US$ 15.95

    Experience a Sacred Way of Life For more than thirty years Dr. J. E. Williams has risked his health and personal safety to journey among shamans in Peru, the place he calls the mystical and spiritual center of our times. In its rain forests, mountains, and environmentally attuned indigenous population, Peru's mystical landscape fosters inner discovery.... more...

  • The Inca Princessesby Stuart Stirling

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    Stuart Stirling tells the history of the Inca princesses and of their conquistador lovers and descendants. more...

  • Indigenous Migration and Social Changeby Ann M. Wightman

    Duke University Press 1990; US$ 74.95

    Many observers in colonial Spanish America?whether clerical, governmental, or foreign?noted the large numbers of forasteros, or Indians who were not seemingly attached to any locality. These migrants, or ?wanderers,? offended the bureaucratic sensibilities of the Spanish administration, as they also frustrated their tax and revenue efforts. Ann M.... more...

  • The Discovery and Conquest of Peruby Pedro de Cieza de León; Alexandra Parma Cook; Noble David Cook

    Duke University Press 1999; US$ 99.95

    Initial translation into English of a first-person account of the 16th century conquest of Peru, written by a Spanish soldier and naturalist; Pedro de Cieza de Leon was one of the first Europeans in the Andean region of South America to use native inform more...