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  • Pre-Columbian Jamaicaby Phillip Allsworth-Jones

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Much of Jamaican prehistoric research—like that in the rest of the Caribbean basin—has been guided by at least a subconscious attempt to allow prehistoric native peoples to find their places within the charts established by Irving Rouse, who guided Caribbean research for much of the last half-century. The pre-Columbian peoples of Jamaica,... more...

  • From Spaniard to Creoleby Charles Robin Ewen

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    While most studies of intercultural contact focus on the impact of the intrusive power on the native culture, this book examines the effects of the colonization process on the Spaniards in the New World during the 16th century. more...

  • Jamaica - Montego Bay, Port Antonio & Ocho Riosby John Bigley

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    We were enjoying a Jamaican meal at Verney's Tropical Resort, a small inn perched in the hills over Montego Bay. This was a true Jamaican feast - not a watered-down tourist version - served with real Jamaican hospitality. It's that opportunity to meet local residents, taste island dishes and retreat from the typical resort experience that brings... more...

  • Kingston, Negril & Jamaica's South Coastby John Bigley

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 5.99

    Following is an excerpt from this guide that specializes in some of the most popular areas of Jamaica. Also included in the guide is complete detail on where to stay, where to eat, what to see and what to do to make your trip unforgettable. We landed at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport long after dark. The city was celebrating Friday... more...

  • Revolutionary Economiesby Thomas W. Cuddy

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    The roots of capitalism in America can be found in the archaeology and history of urban craftsmen and production in the Chesapeake regions of Annapolis and Alexandria.Revolutionary Economies examines archaeological sites in these early American cities in order to explore the country's economic history, charting the stages of production from household... more...

  • The A to Z of the Old Southby William L. Richter

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time that have since slipped into oblivion are all covered in this book. Economic, social and religious backgrounds trace the seemingly inevitable... more...

  • Frommer's Portable Cayman Islandsby Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003; US$ 10.99

    Frommer's Portable Guides are for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to pack a full-size guidebook. The Portables have the same commitment to accuracy and detail as the Frommer's Complete Guides, with the same broad demographic appeal, from budget to deluxe. Frommer's Portable Cayman Islands includes complete... more...

  • The Myth of Southern Exceptionalismby Matthew D. Lassiter; Joseph Crespino

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    More than one-third of the population of the United States now lives in the South, a region where politics, race relations, and the economy have changed dramatically since World War II. Yet historians and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. Has the... more...

  • Island Livesby Paul Farnsworth; Jay B. Haviser; Andre Delpuech; Laurie A. Wilkie; Norman F. Barka; Lydia M. Pulsipher; Conrad Goodwin; Thomas C. Loftfield; David R. Watters

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This comprehensive study of the historical archaeology of the Caribbean provides sociopolitical context for the ongoing development of national identities. Long before the founding of Jamestown in 1607, there were Spanish forts, bustling towns, sugar plantations, and sea trade flourishing in the Caribbean. While richer nations, particularly... more...

  • Washington Information Directory 2009-2010by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 161.00

    Washington Information Directory (WID) is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental organizations. WID provides capsule descriptions that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization.  more...