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  • Another Arabesqueby John Tofik Karam

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Offering a novel approach to the study of ethnicity in the neoliberal market, Another Arabesque is the first full-length book in English to focus on the estimated seven million Arabs in Brazil. With insights gained from interviews and fieldwork, John Tofik Karam examines how Brazilians of Syrian-Lebanese descent have gained greater visibility and... more...

  • The Sorcery of Colorby Elisa Larkin Nascimento

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 33.95

    Originally published in 2003 in Portuguese,  The Sorcery of Color  argues that there are longstanding and deeply-rooted relationships between racial and gender inequalities in Brazil. In this pioneering book, Elisa Larkin Nascimento examines the social and cultural movements that have attempted, since the early twentieth century, to challenge... more...

  • A Brief History of Brazilby Teresa A Meade

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 59.40

    Introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries. This series touches on factors as diverse as the development of the economy to the role of women in society to changes in the political landscape. more...

  • The Abolition of Slavery in Brazil: The Liberation of Africans Through the Emancipation of Capitalby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 132.00

    The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves.... more...

  • Don't Sleep, There are Snakesby Daniel Everett

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahăs, they converted him . He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise... more...

  • Brazil on the Riseby Larry Rohter

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 13.29

    In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and... more...

  • Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Societyby Stuart B. Schwartz

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 60.00

    This study examines the history of the sugar economy and the development of plantation society in Bahia. more...

  • Down Along the Hawby Anne Melyn Cassebaum

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    North Carolina's Haw River has a rich geographic, ecological and cultural history, tracked here from its source to its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. From grinding mills to algae science, this popular history features interviews with mill owners and workers, archaeologists, environmentalists, farmers, water treatment managers and many others... more...

  • Governor's Travelsby Jr. Angus S. King

    Down East Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    In January 2003, after two terms as Governor of the State of Maine, Angus King hit the road. Packing his wife and children into a Newmar Dutch Star RV, he set out on a five-and-a-half-month journey to circumnavigate the United States. Governor's Travels is the story of that adventure, describing the places they went and the people they met along the... more...

  • The Revolt of the Whipby Joseph Love

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.99

    This short book brings to life a unique and spectacular set of events in Latin American history. In November 1910, shortly after the inauguration of Brazilian President Hermes da Fonseca, ordinary sailors killed several officers and seized control of major new combat vessels, including two of the most powerful battleships ever produced, and commenced... more...