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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Look Away Dixielandby James B. Twitchell

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Look Away, Dixieland Vermont-native James Twitchell sets out from his home in Florida on the inauguration day of America's first black president to find the ?real? South and to try to figure out the truth about his illustrious ancestor, Marshall Harvey Twitchell?a carpetbagger and a victim of the Coushatta Massacre (having both his arms shot off),... more...

  • Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world, 1750–1820by Douglas Hamilton

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00

    This is the first book wholly devoted to assessing the array of links between Scotland and the Caribbean in the later eighteenth century. It uses a wide range of archival sources to paint a detailed picture of the lives of thousands of Scots who sought fortunes and opportunities, as Burns wrote, ‘across th’ Atlantic roar’. It outlines... more...

  • The Silent Majorityby Matthew D. Lassiter

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    Suburban sprawl transformed the political culture of the American South as much as the civil rights movement did during the second half of the twentieth century. The Silent Majority provides the first regionwide account of the suburbanization of the South from the perspective of corporate leaders, political activists, and especially of the ordinary... more...

  • The Connected Caribbeanby Angus A. A. Mol

    Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 28.50

    The modern-day Caribbean is a stunningly diverse but also intricately interconnected geo-cultural region, resulting partly from the islands’ shared colonial histories and an increasingly globalizing economy. Perhaps more importantly, before the encounter between the New and Old World took place, the indigenous societies and cultures of the pre-colonial... 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...