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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Silent Majorityby Matthew D. Lassiter

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 42.00 US$ 33.60

    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 Disputatious Caribbeanby Sarah Barber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This history of the 'Torrid Zone' offers a comprehensive and powerfully rich exploration of the 17th century Anglophone Atlantic world, overturning British and American historiographies and offering instead a vernacular history that skillfully negotiates diverse locations, periodizations, and the fraught waters of ethnicity and gender. more...

  • Undoing Empireby Josť F. Buscaglia-Salgado

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50

    Undoing Empire brings to light the story of what Josť F. Buscaglia-Salgado terms mulataje?the ways Caribbean aesthetics offer the possibility of the ultimate erasure of racial difference. Undoing Empire gives a broad panorama stretching from the complex politics of medieval Iberian societies to the beginning of direct U.S. hegemony in the Caribbean... more...

  • Jewish Pirates of the Caribbeanby Edward Kritzler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among them took to the seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing... more...

  • Southern Heritage on Displayby Celeste Ray; Melissa Schrift; Celeste Ray; Helen Regis; Kathryn VanSpanckeren; Gwen Kennedy Neville; Susan Emley Keefe; Paul Monaghan; Joan Flocks; Laura Ehrisman; Steven Hoelscher; Clyde Ellis

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    How ritualized public ceremonies affirm or challenge cultural identities associated with the American South * A Choice Outstanding Academic Title "From the jazz funeral processions in the streets of New Orleans to the annual Natchez Pilgrimage in Mississippi and the Scottish Highland games atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, the... more...

  • Reconstructing Appalachiaby Andrew L. Slap; Gordon B. McKinney; Keith S. Hebert; T.R.C. Hutton; Steven Nash; Paul Yandle; Kyle Osborn; Mary E. Engel; Randall S. Gooden; Kenneth Fones-Wolf; Robert M. Sandow; Tom Lee; John C. Inscoe; Anne Marshall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Families, communities, and the nation itself were irretrievably altered by the Civil War and the subsequent societal transformations of the nineteenth century. The repercussions of the war incited a broad range of unique problems in Appalachia, including political dynamics, racial prejudices, and the regional economy. Andrew L. Slap's anthology... more...

  • Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Tradeby Eli Faber

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    In the wake of the civil rights movement, a great divide has opened up between African American and Jewish communities. What was historically a harmonious and supportive relationship has suffered from a powerful and oft-repeated legend, that Jews controlled and masterminded the slave trade and owned slaves on a large scale, well in excess of their... more...