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  • Amazonian Routesby Heather Roller

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    This book reconstructs the world of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility did not undermine settlement or community. In doing so, it revises longstanding views of native Amazonians as perpetual wanderers, lacking attachment to place and likely to flee at the slightest provocation. Instead, native Amazonians used traditional... more...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99

    Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo SÚrgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...

  • Through the Brazilian Wildernessby Theodore Roosevelt

    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...

  • The Williamston Freedom Movementby Amanda Hilliard Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    During the summer of 1963 civil rights movements were taking place all over the South. In Northeastern North Carolina the struggle for freedom focused on Williamston, a small agricultural based town. The town's legacy of voting rights advocacy and a history of violence caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian... more...

  • The Throes of Democracyby Bryan McCann

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 25.95

    In The Throes of Democracy Bryan McCann gives a panoramic view of Brazil's recent development, exploring the relationships between the rise of the political left, the escalation of urban violence, the agribusiness boom and the spread of pentecostal evangelization. more...

  • General Benjamin Smithby Alan D. Watson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This biography is about one of North Carolina's early governors, an advocate for public education in the post-Colonial period. Benjamin Smith (1757-1826) came from a distinguished South Carolina family and acquired enormous wealth in the Cape Fear region as a member of the planter class. Like his elite white peers, Smith was active in public life,... more...

  • Southeastern Brazilby John Waggoner

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99

    The best places to stay and eat in the Leewards are described here, with abundant pictures, often little-known except by celebrities and the wealthiest travelers. Anguilla, Barbuda, Antigua, Nevis, St. Barts, St. Kitts, St. Martin - all are described. With colorful insights into the history of each location, Secret Caribbean transports you into the... more...

  • Northeastern Brazilby John Waggoner

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99

    We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable.... more...

  • Sao Paolo & Brazil's Green Coastby John Waggoner

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    The Green Coast is a resort area just hours from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Here, amid the many unspoiled beaches, mountains and waterfalls, you can find lush island hideaways once used by pirates. The region takes its name from the striking color of the Ilha Grande Bay, considered one of the most beautiful coastlines in Brazil. The main destinations... more...