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  • A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbeanby Gary Buslik

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 14.95

    "If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts... more...

  • Chattoogaby John Lane

    University of Georgia Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    Before the novel and the film Deliverance appeared in the early 1970s, any outsiders one met along the Chattooga River were likely serious canoeists or anglers. In later years, untold numbers and kinds of people have felt the draw of the river’s torrents, which pour down the Appalachians along the Georgia-South Carolina border. Because of Deliverance... more...

  • Noodling for Flatheadsby Burkhard Bilger

    Scribner 2001; US$ 16.99

    The Old South is slow to give up its secrets. Though satellite dishes outnumber banjo players a thousand to one, most traditions haven't died; they've just gone into hiding. Cockfighting is illegal in forty-eight states, yet there are three national cockfighting magazines and cockpits in even the most tranquil communities. Homemade liquor has been... more...

  • The United States and the Caribbeanby Anthony P. Maingot; Wilfredo Lozano

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of post-Cold War US-Caribbean relations. more...

  • Empire of Blue Waterby Stephan Talty

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades?and brought it to its knees. Empire of Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the... more...

  • Diaspora Conversionsby Paul Christopher Johnson

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    By joining a diaspora, a society may begin to change its religious, ethnic, and even racial identifications by rethinking its "pasts." This pioneering multisite ethnography explores how this phenomenon is affecting the remarkable religion of the Garifuna, historically known as the Black Caribs, from the Central American coast of the Caribbean. It is... more...

  • American South in a Global Worldby Harry L. Watson; James L. Peacock; Carrie R. Matthews

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 35.95

    Looking beyond broad theories of globalization, this volume examines the specific effects of globalizing forces on the southern United States. Eighteen essays approach globalization from a variety of perspectives, addressing such topics as relations between global and local communities; immigration, particularly of Latinos and Asians; local industry... more...

  • Myths and Realities of Caribbean Historyby Basil A. Reid

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    This book seeks to debunk eleven popular and prevalent myths about Caribbean history. Using archaeological evidence, it corrects many previous misconceptions promulgated by history books and oral tradition as they specifically relate to the pre-Colonial and European-contact periods. It informs popular audiences, as well as scholars, about the current... more...

  • Contemporary Southern Identityby Rebecca B Watts

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    In Contemporary Southern Identity Rebecca Bridges Watts explores the implications of four public controversies about Southern identity-debates about the Confederate flag in South Carolina, the gender integration of the Virginia Military Institute, the display of public art in Richmond, and Trent Lott\'s controversial comments regarding Strom Thurmond\'s... more...

  • A Turn in the Southby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South -- from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill. From the Trade Paperback... more...