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  • The Population Dynamics of the Mucajai Yanomamaby John Early

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Population Dynamics of the Mucajai Yanomama is an analysis of the Mucajai Yanomama, an Indian foraging/horticultural group located in northern Brazil. The text is an investigation of the population dynamics of the Yanomama Indians, using methods of quantitative demography and qualitative ethnography. The timeline of text focuses from 1958 to 1987,... more...

  • Bull City Survivorby Simon Partner; Emma Johnston

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    Emma Johnston (a pseudonym) is an African American resident of Durham, North Carolina, whose son was brutally murdered in 2007. Combining the voices of Emma and her coauthor Simon Partner, a professor at Duke University, the book recounts the postwar history of one of the South's fastest-growing communities through the eyes of one of its most disadvantaged... more...

  • Tales from Pinehurstby Robert Hartman; William C. Campbell

    Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Pinehurst, a pinpoint on the map of North Carolina, is a 100-year-old course beloved by all true golf fans. In Pinehurst, golf is more than a game; it?s a way of life. In Tales From Pinehurst , readers will experience historical tales and lore from those that have witnessed the growth of one of golf?s most endearing playing ?elds?from the infamous... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Brazilby Peter M. Beattie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 28.99

    The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people experienced historical continuities and changes by exploring how they related to the rise of Brazilian national identity and the emergence of... more...

  • African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazilby Scott Ickes

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Examines how in the middle of the twentieth century, Bahian elites began to recognize African-Bahian cultural practices as essential components of Bahian regional identity. Previously, public performances of traditionally African-Bahian practices such as capoeira, samba, and Candomblé during carnival and other popular religious festivals had been repressed... more...

  • Brazil in the Makingby Carmen Nava; Jr. Ludwig Lauerhass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    This innovative volume traces Brazil's singular character, exploring both the remarkable richness and cohesion of the national culture and the contradictions and tensions that have developed over time. What shared experiences and memories give its citizens their sense of being Brazilian? What metaphors and stereotypes of identity have emerged? The... more...

  • Dom Pedro the Magnanimous, Second Emperor of Brazilby Mary Wilhelmine Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

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  • Princess Isabel of Brazilby Roderick J. Barman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent, or head of state, when her father was required to leave the country for extended periods. On each occasion, she served as the dutiful daughter,... more...

  • The WPA Guide to North Carolinaby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Blackbeardby Craig Cabell; Graham A. Thomas; Allan Richards

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    Edward Teach - ‘Blackbeard’-is one of the legends of the so-called ‘golden age of piracy’. There have been so many accounts of his short, bloody career that it is hard to see him and his times in a clear historical light. This new study looks for the man behind the legend, and it gives a vivid insight into the nature of piracy and... more...