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  • The Incasby Terence N. D'Altroy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen.  Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. ? Written by one of the world?s leading experts on Inca civilization ? Covers... more...

  • A Midwife's Taleby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    "A major source through which we can vicariously experience the rural life of early New England." --Carl N. Degler, The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Brazil on the Riseby Larry Rohter

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and... more...

  • The History of the Conquest of Peruby William H. Prescott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    A recognized Latin American history masterpiece "The History of the Conquest of Peru" offers an authoritative vision of Pizarro's turbulent defeat of the Inca Empire. Overflowing with spectacle, every page encapsulates the ruthlessness and arrogance of the conquistadors. more...

  • Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropicsby Peter W. Stahl

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 62.00

    This volume explore problems faced by archaeologists in the difficult conditions of the lowland American tropics. more...

  • Byron's Narrative of the Loss of the Wagerby John Byron

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In 1741, the HMS Wager wrecked in an uninhabited area off the coast of Chile. In the aftermath of the disaster, chaos took hold. One faction of the surviving crew rose up against the officers of the ship and attempted to make their way to a Chilean city in a rickety boat. In this volume, Royal Navy officer John Byron presents his version of the mutiny. more...

  • The Americans as They Areby Charles Sealsfield

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This... more...

  • Unequal Freedomsby Jeff Strickland

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    During the latter half of the nineteenth century, German and Irish immigrants were as central to the development of the political economy of Charleston, South Carolina, as white southerners and African Americans. As artisans and entrepreneurs, foreigners occupied a middle tier in the racial and ethnic hierarchy of the South?s most economically and... more...

  • Stars Fell on Alabamaby Carl Carmer; Howell Raines

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Stars Fell on Alabama is truly a classic. The book enjoyed enormous popularity and notoriety when it was first published (it was a selection of The Literary Guild and also sold widely in Europe). It can be described as a book of folkways?not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys... more...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99

    Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...