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- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00
- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture - Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery - Maps reflect current political boundaries more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 18.95
This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and... more...
- Touchstone 2010; US$ 21.99
Welcome to Martha's Place . . . † Martha Hawkins was the tenth of twelve children born in Montgomery, Alabama. There was no money, but her childhood was full of love. Martha's mother could transform a few vegetables from the backyard into a feast and never turned away a hungry mouth.† † Memories of the warmth of her family's supper table would... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40
The historic election in 2005 of Evo Morales Ayma marked a radical and trans-formative moment in Bolivia's history. It was the first time that a democratic election ushered in change on the scale of the 1952 National Revolution that emancipated the indigenous population, abolished involuntary servitude, and extended voting and land ownership rights.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Situated at the head of the Alabama River system—at the juncture of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers—Fort Toulouse in 1717 was planned to keep the local Indians neutral, if not loyal, to the French and contain the British in their southernmost Atlantic colonies. Unlike the usual frontier settlements, Fort Toulouse was both a diplomatic... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2005; US$ 14.95
An archaeological guide to the earliest French settlement on the northern Gulf Coast. Archaeological excavations since 1989 have uncovered exciting evidence of the original townsite of Mobile, first capital of the Louisiana colony, and remnants of the colony's port on Dauphin Island. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00
Why does Bolivia have two recognized capital cities—unlike any other nation in the Western Hemisphere? And why does Bolivia have an active naval military force when it is a landlocked country with no direct access to the sea? The answers lie in the historical events of Bolivia's past. more...
- Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.99
On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s rest room she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00
In 1847, in a small rural courthouse in Coles County, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln represented a Kentucky slave owner named Robert Matson in his attempt to recover a runaway slave woman and her four children. Most Americans, even those with a penchant for the nation's history, have never heard of this court case. This is no coincidence. Lincoln's... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 17.50
From the mountain top, he pointed the way for us - a land no longer torn asunder with racial hatred and ethnic strife, a land that measured itself by how it treats the least of these ... a land in which all of God's children might come together in a spirit of brotherhood. From U.S President Barack Obama's tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin... more...