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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Written with young audiences in mind, the volume Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts is a rip-roaring tour through the history of the seagoing scallywags and outlaws who trolled the waters around what is now the United States. Though filled with interesting facts and historical nuggets, the narrative is engaging enough to ensnare the attention of... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95
In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape?2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized communities, including Native Americans, African-American maroons,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95
The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar ?a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Despite the contributions of enslaved African Americans to our country?s economy, culture, and history, records of their existence are all but expunged from plantation sites, which are reluctant to show and interpret the homes and lives of the enslaved. One such site is Mount Clare near Baltimore, Maryland, where Teresa Moyer?s work examines the lives... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
In revisiting his past, Thomas has come up with this brilliant piece. In a series of essays he has elucidated his experiences and observations. He narrates his goals, efforts and ideas as well as his successes and failures on the way. A memorable work! more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Theodore Roosevelt's epic hunting adventures and journeys of exploration throughout North America are the stuff of legend, but what some readers may not know is that Roosevelt's insatiable love of adventure also took him to other parts of the world. This thoroughly entertaining account of Roosevelt's travels in Brazil is infused with the... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 56.02
Die Royal Navy war im frühen 19. Jahrhundert auf allen Weltmeeren präsent. Sie war nicht nur ein Instrument der Seekriegsführung, sondern auch dafür zuständig, die Wildnis Tasmaniens in einen Garten zu verwandeln und den malaysischen Piraten die Landwirtschaft nahezubringen. Die Vermessung der Welt, die »Verbesserung« der Natur und die Eingriffe in... more...
- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 25.99
William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied to become a minister and inspired many people with his words. Kings dedication to civil rights and his peaceful protests were the major force in the desegregation of the U.S. Find out how his peaceful means made such important changes in our society. See how he sacrificed... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00
The e-book serves as a valuable platform for new theory and research that integrates multidisciplinary perspectives in describing, explaining, predicting, and influencing culture, tourism, and hospitality in the U.S. Southern States. This region of the United States is distinguishable from other regions by its cultural values and practices. Tourism... more...