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  • Culture and Customs of Peruby Cesar Ferreira; Eduardo Dargent-Chamot

    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...

  • The Measure of Our Daysby William F Winter; Andrew P Mullins

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 35.00

    Governor William F. Winter has enriched the political and cultural life of Mississippi and the United States for over five decades--as an infantryman in World War II, as a Mississippi House representative (1947-1959), as governor of Mississippi (1980-1984), as a member of President Bill Clinton's Advisory Board on Race (1997-1998), and as an advocate... more...

  • Mississippi Politicsby Jere Nash; Andy Taggart

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 35.00

    Originally published in 2006, Mississippi Politics quickly became the definitive work on the state?s recent political history, campaigns, legislative battles, and litigation, as well as how Mississippi shaped and was shaped by national and regional trends. A central theme of the 2006 edition was the state's gradual transition from a Democratic... more...

  • Before the Shining Pathby Jaymie Heilman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    This book examines the vibrant twentieth-century political history of rural Ayacucho, the region where Shining Path militants launched a bloody armed struggle in 1980. 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...

  • Cat Islandby John Cuevas

    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...

  • 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 seen in this... more...

  • Frontier Life in Ancient Peruby Melissa A Vogel

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Melissa Vogel's Frontier Life in Ancient Peru offers a new perspective on ancient Peruvian life and geopolitics during a pivotal period of Andean cultural transformation between AD 900 and AD 1300. 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...

  • The Life and Writings of Julio C. Telloby Richard L. Burger

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    The father of Peruvian archaeology, Julio Tello was the most distinguished Native American scholar ever to focus on archaeology. A Quechua speaker born in a small highland village in 1880, Tello did the impossible: he received a medical degree and convinced the Peruvian government to send him to Harvard and European universities to master archaeology... more...