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  • Outside the Southern Mythby Noel Polk

    University Press of Mississippi 1997; US$ 112.50

    Noel Polk, the Faulkner scholar and academician, is a native of the small Mississippi city of Picayune. In his career as an international scholar and traveler and in his role as a teacher and a professor of literature he has moved beyond his origins while continuing to be nourished by his hometown roots. Like many other southern men he doesn't fit... more...

  • Los incasby Bernard Baudouin

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    Los incas ?fundadores de uno de los imperios más grandes de todos los tiempos, Tahuantinsuyu, que ocupaba un territorio de más de 4.000 km de longitud sobre la costa de Sudamérica y agrupaba a aproximadamente doce millones de habitantes? reinaron durante cientos de ańos antes de que su organización sucumbiera a principios del siglo xvi. La civilización... more...

  • Looking Back Mississippiby Forrest Lamar Cooper

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00

    For the past three decades, historian and archivist Forrest Lamar Cooper has written a regular column for Mississippi Magazine about unusual, fascinating aspects of the state's history, culture, products, and people. Whether describing the Jubilee Beverage Company of Jackson, the origins of the Mississippi State Fair, a Mississippi veteran who... more...

  • Inka Human Sacrifice and Mountain Worshipby Thomas Besom

    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...

  • The Cord Keepersby Frank Salomon; Walter D. Mignolo; Irene Silverblatt; Sonia Saldívar-Hull

    Duke University Press 2004; US$ 99.95

    An ethnography of Andean knot writing, where media convey information without an alphabet or any other visual likeness of speech, examining the ways that such "mute inscription" communicates social experience. more...

  • Courage Tastes of Bloodby Florencia E. Mallon; Daniel J. Walkowitz

    Duke University Press 2005; US$ 23.95

    Follows the history of an indigenous community in southern Chile across the 20th century, using oral history and archival material to analyze the shifting relationship between the Mapuche people and the Chilean state. more...

  • The Peru Readerby Orin Starn; Carlos Iván Degregori; Robin Kirk

    Duke University Press 2009; US$ 99.95

    An interdisciplinary anthology of work from and about Peru, including nonfiction, poetry, journalism, history, and cultural analysis, that includes many primary resources never before published in English. more...

  • A Culture of Stoneby Carolyn Dean

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 79.95

    Argues that the imperial Inka understood stone as potentially animate, sentient, and sacred; building in stone was a way of ordering unordered nature, domesticating untamed spaces, and claiming new territories. more...

  • Let the People Decideby J. Todd Moye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    In the middle of the Mississippi Delta lies rural, black-majority Sunflower County. J. Todd Moye examines the social histories of civil rights and white resistance movements in Sunflower, tracing the development of organizing strategies in separate racial communities over four decades. Sunflower County was home to both James Eastland, one of the... more...

  • Senator and the Sharecropperby Chris Myers Asch

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    In this fascinating study of race, politics, and economics in Mississippi, Chris Myers Asch tells the story of two extraordinary personalities--Fannie Lou Hamer and James O. Eastland--who represented deeply opposed sides of the civil rights movement. Both were from Sunflower County: Eastland was a wealthy white planter and one of the most powerful... more...