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  • Governor's Travelsby Angus 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

    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...

  • Radio Free Dixieby Timothy B. Tyson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Historians have customarily portrayed the civil rights movement as a nonviolent call on America's conscience--and the subsequent rise of Black Power as a violent repudiation of the civil rights dream. But Radio Free Dixie reveals that both movements grew out of the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and reflected the same quest for African... more...

  • Kinship with Monkeysby Loretta A. Cormier

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    How can monkeys be both eaten as food and nurtured as children? Her research reveals that monkeys play a vital role in Guaja society, ecology, economy, and religion. In Guajá animistic beliefs, all forms of plant and animal life -- especially monkeys -- have souls and are woven into a comprehensive kinship system. more...

  • Victimsby Philip Shaw Paludan

    University of Tennessee Press 2004; US$ 17.95

    "Phillip Paludan has combined the findings of the social sciences with an exercise in la petite histoire to create an intriguing study. From his base point, the massacre of thirteen Unionist mountaineers at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina, the author expands the investigation to embrace larger issues, such as the impact of the Civil War on small communities,... more...

  • North Carolina Experienceby Lindley S. Butler; Alan D. Watson

    The University of North Carolina Press 1984; US$ 34.95

    This collection of nineteen original essays on selected topics and epochs in North Carolina history offers a broad survey of the state from its discovery and colonization to the present. Each chapter consists of an interpretive essay on a specific aspect of North Carolina's history, a collection of supporting documents, and a brief bibliography. more...

  • Homelandsby Leonard Rogoff

    University of Alabama Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Homelands blends oral history, documentary studies, and quantitative research to present a colorful local history with much to say about multicultural identity in the South. Homelands is a case study of a unique ethnic group in North America--small-town southern Jews. Both Jews and southerners, Leonard Rogoff points out, have long struggled with... more...

  • African Roots, Brazilian Ritesby Cheryl Sterling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomblé and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the vectors of public rituals, carnival, drama, poetry, and hip hop. more...

  • Raceby Vincent Sarich; Frank Miele

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    Contends that race is a biologically real phenomenon with important consequences, contrary to widespread and politically correct views that race doesn't matter - or doesn't even exist more...

  • The Civil War Roster of Davie County, North Carolinaby Mary Alice M. Hasty; Hazel M. Winfree

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95

    It could be said that Davie County, North Carolina, entered the Civil War only reluctantly. As late as February of 1861, a statewide ballot calling for a convention on secession had been defeated by a relatively small margin of votes. In Davie County, however, some 754 people voted against the convention, with only 263 in favor. Yet despite the initial... more...