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- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 19.00
The experiences of the rural all-black town of Harmony, Mississippi, as told in the voice of Winson Hudson, an extraordinary woman who led Harmony in its fight for racial equality during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
New York Times bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy. The State of Jones is a true story about the South during the Civil War?the real South. Not... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
By considering Bourbon Peru in a chronological framework which begins at mid-century rather than 1700, this book focuses the readers attention on the key issue of the relationship between colonial reform in the late eighteenth century and the creation of an independent Peruvian state in the 1820s. Fisher sets out some uncluttered responses to... more...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95
"An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. . . . [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology of... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 64.00
The breadth of Peru's culture from pre-Columbian times to today is surveyed in this one-stop reference. Modern Peru emerges as an ethnically divided nation progressing toward social integration of its heavily Indian and Hispanic population. Ferreira and Dargent, native Peruvians, illustrate how the diverse geography of the country?the Andes, coast,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
Just off the coast of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies Cat Island, an isolated, T-shaped sliver of sand with a remarkable past. A coveted hiding place for Jean Lafitte's pirate treasure in the late eighteenth century and illegal booze during Prohibition, Cat Island also witnessed the first shots of the Battle of New Orleans, an encampment... more...
- 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 seen in this... more...