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- The History Press 2003; US$ 15.99
Stuart Stirling tells the history of the Inca princesses and of their conquistador lovers and descendants. The detailed human stories of the princesses bring to life the world of the Incas and their conquerors and shed new light on the darker corners of colonial history. more...
- 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...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 65.00
In this study, Besom explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire. more...
- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 59.95
Former slaves, with no prior experience in electoral politics and with few economic resources or little significant social standing, created a sweeping political movement that transformed the South after the Civil War. Within a few short years after emancipation, not only were black men voting but they had elected thousands of ex-slaves to political... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95
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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
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...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 15.99
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...