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  • Dixieby Curtis Wilkie

    Scribner 2002; US$ 22.95

    Dixie is a political and social history of the South during the second half of the twentieth century told from Curtis Wilkie's perspective as a white man intimately transformed by enormous racial and political upheavals. Wilkie's personal take on some of the landmark events of modern American history is as engaging as it is insightful. He attended... more...

  • Empire of Blue Waterby Stephan Talty

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Culturesby Daniel Balderston; Mike Gonzalez; Ana M. Lopez

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 825.00

    This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 39.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of post-Cold War US-Caribbean relations. Focusing on Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad-Tobago, the book looks at the political history of the region during the Cold War years, the region's current political economy, international security, and issues of migration and crime. Spanning... more...