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  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    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...

  • High Cottonby Gerard Helferich

    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...

  • Genocide and Millennialism in Upper Peru: The Great Rebellion of 1780-1782by Nicholas Robins

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 109.00

    Exploring one of the least studied genocides in post-conquest South America, Robins calls into question many of the central assumptions currently held by genocide scholars. Victims of genocide usually lack the organization and weaponry to battle their enemies. During the 1780-1782 Great Rebellion in Peru and Upper Peru (now Bolivia), however, the... more...

  • Paths to a Middle Groundby Charles A. Weeks

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Spanish imperial attempts to form strong Indian alliances to thwart American expansion in the Mississippi Valley.   Charles Weeks explores the diplomacy of Spanish colonial officials in New Orleans and Natchez in order to establish posts on the Mississippi River and Tombigbee rivers in the early 1790s. Another purpose of this diplomacy, urged... more...

  • Shadows of Empireby David T. Garrett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    This book traces the history of the late colonial Andean elite and their privilege and authority. more...

  • Lucy Somerville Howorthby Dorothy S. Shawhan; Martha H. Swain

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 18.95

    Born, raised, and retired in Mississippi, Lucy Somerville Howorth (1895?1997) was a champion for the rights of women long before feminism emerged as a widely recognized movement. As told by Dorothy S. Shawhan and Martha H. Swain, hers is a remarkable life story-from a small-town upbringing to a career as an attorney, an activist, and the last of a... more...

  • Montane Foragersby Mark S. Aldenderfer

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 45.00

    The rich and diversified archaeological record recovered at Asana--which spans from 10,000 to 3,500 years ago--includes the earliest houses as well as public and ceremonial buildings in the central cordillera. Built, used, and abandoned over many millennia, the Asana structures completely transform our understanding of the antiquity and development... more...

  • Reading Inca Historyby Catherine Julien

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    At the heart of this book is the controversy over whether Inca history can and should be read as history. Did the Incas narrate a true reflection of their past, and did the Spaniards capture these narratives in a way that can be meaningfully reconstructed? In Reading Inca History, Catherine Julien finds that the Incas did indeed create detectable... more...

  • The Shape of Inca Historyby Susan A. Niles

    University of Iowa Press 2002; US$ 29.95

    In  The Shape of Inca History,  Susan Niles considers the ways in which the Inca concept of history informed their narratives, rituals, and architecture. Using sixteenth-century chronicles of Inca culture, legal documents from the first generation of conquest, and field investigation of architectural remains, she strategically explores... more...

  • An American Planterby Martha Jane Brazy

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Extraordinarily wealthy and influential, Stephen Duncan (1787-1867) was a landowner, slaveholder, and financier with a remarkable array of social, economic, and political contacts in pre-Civil War America. In this, the first biography of Duncan, Martha Jane Brazy offers a compelling new portrait of antebellum life through exploration of Duncan's multifaceted... more...