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- 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...
- Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99
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...
- 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...
- Nation Books 2014; US$ 16.99
No nation is as closely identified with the game of soccer as Brazil. For over a century, Brazil?s people, politicians, and poets have found in soccer the finest expression of the nation?s collective potential. Since the team?s dazzling performance in 1938 at the World Cup in France, Brazilian soccer has been revered as an otherworldly blend of the... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47
The recorded history of Brazil is brief when compared to most European countries, having been discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral just over five hundred years ago. Since then, however, its history has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship and poverty. But, it is also a vibrant, exciting and ethnically... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99
One of Brazils greatest legacies is the heritage and natural beauty of the Northeast Region. Once little more than forgotten hinterlands, the Northeast today has a number of prosperous cities and amazing cultural diversity. Apart from the tropical warmth and the customary cordiality of the local population, it is difficult to generalize about... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99
Southern Brazil could almost be considered its own country. Distinct from the rest of Brazil in culture and geography, there are endless nuances within the region itself. Settled predominantly by Europeans and their descendants, there are reminders of Europe everywhere you go, including villas that seemed to have stepped right out of Bavaria. Close... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, the fifth largest country in the world is the perfect topic for the next title in the Short History series Discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral more than 500 years ago, Brazil's history since then has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship, and... more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2013; US$ 9.99
Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies?blueberries and maple syrup?are discussed in detail. Profiles... more...