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  • Bibb County, Alabamaby Rhoda C. Ellison

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county.    The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its south.... more...

  • Death at Cross Plainsby Gene L. Howard; Gary B. Mills

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Reconstruction in the South is a much studies and yet little understood dark epoch in the region?s history; in many areas it was marked by such violence as to have been in all but name guerrilla warfare. Death and Cross Plains is the history of one such clash, and the story of one of its casualties ? William Luke.             ... more...

  • The Metamorphosis of Headsby Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Since the days of the Spanish Conquest, the indigenous populations of Andean Bolivia have struggled to preserve their textile-based writings. This struggle continues today, both in schools and within the larger culture. The Metamorphosis of Heads explores the history and cultural significance of Andean textile writings--weavings and kipus (knotted... more...

  • Unresolved Tensionsby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The landslide election of Evo Morales in December 2005 pointed toward a process of accelerated change in Bolivia, forging a path away from globalization and the neoliberal paradigm in favor of greater national control and state intervention.  This in turn shifted the power relations of Bolivia's internal politics-beginning with greater inclusion... more...

  • Among the Swamp Peopleby Watt Key; Kelan Mercer

    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...

  • Rivers of Historyby Harvey H. Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Four streams make up the Alabama River system, the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama. Together they flow for more than 900 miles, through some of the most historic regions of the state. This book looks at the way these streams have shaped the lives of the people who lived along them, and how, in turn, people have used the rivers to their own... more...

  • Towards Democratic Viabilityby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    The book traces the twin processes of economic liberalization and political democratization in Bolivia since the 1980s, placing both in their historical context. By focusing on the issue of democratic 'viability', it seeks to raise the broader question of the relationship between democratization and the socio-economic context in which it takes place.... more...

  • The Fall of Che Guevaraby Henry Butterfield Ryan

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99 US$ 53.99

    The Fall of Che Guevara tells the story of Guevara's last campaign, in the backwoods of Bolivia, where he hoped to ignite s revolution that would spread throughout South America. For the first time, this book shows in detail the strategy of the U.S. and Bolivian governments to foil his efforts. Based on numerous interviews and on secret documents... more...

  • Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards in the Eastern Andesby Lolita Gutiérrez Brockington

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Examines the little known province of Mizque and its colonial populations from 1550 to 1782. This work also analyzes how imperial control met with resistance and how Africans, Indians, and Spaniards, and their descendants interacted with one another. It uncovers an intersection and cross-fertilization of sociocultural measurements. more...

  • Indianizing Filmby Freya Schiwy

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

     Latin American indigenous media production has recently experienced a noticeable boom, specifically in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia.  Indianizing Film  zooms in on a selection of award-winning and widely influential fiction and docudrama shorts, analyzing them in the wider context of indigenous media practices and debates over decolonizing knowledge.... more...