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  • The Pecan Orchardby Peggy Vonsherie Allen

    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...

  • The Little Book of Birminghamby Norman Bartlam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    The Little Book of Birmingham is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the city's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Norman Bartlam's... more...

  • Bonapartists in the Borderlandsby Rafe Blaufarb

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Bonapartists in the Borderlands recounts how Napoleonic exiles and French refugees from Europe and the Caribbean joined forces with Latin American insurgents, Gulf pirates, and international adventurers to seek their fortune in the Gulf borderlands.  The U.S. Congress welcomed the French to America and granted them a large tract... more...

  • El Libertadorby Simon Bolivar; Fred Fornoff; David Bushnell

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 8.95

    General Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), called El Liberator, and sometimes the "George Washington" of Latin America, was the leading hero of the Latin American independence movement. His victories over Spain won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Bolivar became Columbia's first president in 1819. In 1822, he became... 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...

  • Daybreak of Freedomby Stewart Burns

    The University of North Carolina Press 1997; US$ 35.95

    The Montgomery bus boycott was a formative moment in twentieth-century history: a harbinger of the African American freedom movement, a springboard for the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., and a crucial step in the struggle to realize the American dream of liberty and equality for all. In Daybreak of Freedom , Stewart Burns presents a groundbreaking... more...

  • Power and Violence in the Colonial Cityby Oscar Cornblit; Elizabeth Ladd Glick

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the characteristics of political power in the cities of the colonial Spanish Empire between the 1740s and 1780s. more...

  • Towards Democratic Viabilityby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • CultureShock! Boliviaby Mark Cramer

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Bolivia provides readers with a thorough understanding of this South American country, a nation steeped in history, culture, and tradition. Containing pages of useful information, advice, tips and resources, this book will guide you through the social and psychic adjustment necessary when moving to Bolivia. Learn, first and foremost,... more...

  • CultureShock! Boliviaby Mark Cramer

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2009; US$ 12.99

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Bolivia more...