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  • 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...

  • Cultural Forests of the Amazonby William Balée; William Balée

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Winner of the Society for Economic Botany's Mary W. Klinger Book Award. Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world.   Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as... more...

  • A Parisian in Brazilby Adèle Toussaint-Samson; June E. Hahner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 30.99

    This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and highspirited young Parisian Ad_le Toussaint-Samson traveled with her... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Brazilby Peter M. Beattie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 31.99

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Naked Tropicsby Kenneth Maxwell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Princess Isabel of Brazilby Roderick J. Barman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    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...