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  • 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...

  • The Slaves of Libertyby Dale Edwyna Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 158.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Little Taste of Freedomby Emilye Crosby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    In this long-term community study of the freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Emilye Crosby explores the impact of the African American freedom struggle on small communities in general and questions common assumptions that are based on the national movement. The legal successes at the national level in the mid 1960s... more...