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  • North Carolinaby Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Describes life in the early colony, including the many conflicts with Native Americans, disease, the presence of pirates, the use of timber and tar in shipbuilding (which contributed to the state's nickname "The Tar Heel State"), and the history of slavery in the colony. more...

  • CultureShock! Brazilby Volker Poelzl

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

    CultureShock! Brazil dispels the preconceptions about this diverse dynamic country and reveals the beauty and character that is Brazil. Written in a personable style, the book touches on all aspects of Brazilian life presenting the reader with a balanced, realistic and useful guide. This book leads you through the economic power house that is São... more...

  • The Candelaria Massacreby Julia Rochester

    Vision Paperbacks 2009; US$ 17.99

    Just after midnight, in the early morning of 23 July 1993, a group of men, later identified as off-duty policemen, opened fire on a group of street children sleeping rough outside one of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmarks - the Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. The incident became known as the Candelaria Massacre and it roused the people... more...

  • Our Separate Waysby Christina Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    In an in-depth community study of women in the civil rights movement, Christina Greene examines how several generations of black and white women, low-income as well as more affluent, shaped the struggle for black freedom in Durham, North Carolina. In the city long known as "the capital of the black middle class," Greene finds that, in fact, low-income... more...

  • Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954by Shawn Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 35.95

    For more than half a century, the Brazilian army used fear and censorship to erase aspects of its history from public memory and to create its own political myths. Although the military had remarkable success in promoting its version of events, recent democratization has allowed scholars access to new materials with which to challenge the "official... more...

  • Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environmentby Rui Murrieta; Walter Neves

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Amazonia is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. This book addresses a comprehensive range of questions from the politics of conservation and sustainable development to the organization of women's work and the diet and health of Amazonian people. more...

  • Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History 1500-1800by Joao Capistrano de Abreu; Arthur Brakel; Stuart Schwartz

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 15.99

    In Chapters in Brazil's Colonial History, Capistrano de Abreu created an integrated history of Brazil in a landmark work of scholarship that is also a literary masterpiece. Abreu offers a startlingly modern analysis of the past, based on the role of the economy, settlement, and the occupation of the interior. In these pages, he combines sharp portraits... more...

  • Legalizing Identitiesby Jan Hoffman French

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Anthropologists widely agree that identities--even ethnic and racial ones--are socially constructed. Less understood are the processes by which social identities are conceived and developed. Legalizing Identities shows how law can successfully serve as the impetus for the transformation of cultural practices and collective identity. Through ethnographic,... more...

  • Immigration and Xenophobiaby Rosana Barbosa

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 36.99

    In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as a significant aspect of the city's history. During the first half of the nineteenth century, many Portuguese fled the difficult economic and social conditions in Portugal for better economic opportunities in post-independence Brazil,... more...

  • Brazilby Volker Poelzl

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

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