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- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 39.95
Henry Flagler's opulent Hotel Ponce de Leon drew worldwide praise from the day its elaborately carved doors opened in 1888. Built in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the architectural and engineering marvel featured the talents of a team of renowned artisans, including the designs of architects John Carrère, Thomas Hastings, and Bernard Maybeck,... more...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key?s discovery of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. ?The swamp? consists of almost 260,000 acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay. There he leases a habitable outcropping of land and constructs a primitive cabin from driftwood to serve as a private getaway. His story is one that chronicles... more...
- DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Buenos Aires will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
In Visions of the Black Belt , Robin McDonald and Valerie Pope Burnes offer a richly illustrated tour of the Black Belt, the fertile arc that represents the cultural efflorescence of Alabama?s heartland. Like knowledgeable friends, McDonald and Burnes guide readers through the Black Belt?s towns and architecture and introduce the region?s great panoply... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
The long-lasting hegemonic rule of President Hugo Chávez not only involved significant rearrangements in the control of political power in Venezuela but also shifts in the way its citizens constructed, connected and interacted with politics. In this book, Elena Block explores the political communication style developed by Chávez to transmit his ideologies... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Too easily we forget that the process of European colonization was not simply a matter of armed invaders elbowing themselves into position to take charge. As John Juricek reminds us, the road to revolution was paved in part by complicated negotiations with Indians, as well as unique legal challenges. By 1763, Britain had defeated Spain and France... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95
"An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. . . . [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology of... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Beginning in the late 1950s political leaders in Venezuela built what they celebrated as Latin America?s most stable democracy. But outside the staid halls of power, in the gritty barrios of a rapidly urbanizing country, another politics was rising?unruly, contentious, and clamoring for inclusion. Based on years of archival and ethnographic research... more...