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  • North Carolina Off the Beaten Path®by Sara Pitzer

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    North Carolina Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales,  North Carolina Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of North... more...

  • Legacy of the Lashby Zachary R. Morgan

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men and the oppressive labor regimes under which they struggled, the book is an examination of the four-day Revolta da Chibata... more...

  • Brazilian Propagandaby Nina Schneider

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    In Brazilian Propaganda, Nina Schneider examines the various modes of official, and unofficial, propaganda used by an authoritarian regime. Such propaganda is commonly believed to be political, praising military figures and openly legitimizing state repression. However, Brazil?s military dictatorship (1964?1985) launched seemingly apolitical official... more...

  • The Wicked Good Bookby Stephen Gleasner; Patrick Corrigan

    Down East Books 2012; US$ 23.99

    Intergalactic travelers had their Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . Evolutionists had Darwin's The Origin of Species . And now Mainers can have their very own manual for the good life in Maine. Styled around the Dangerous Book for Boys , The Wicked Good Book is a pithy, nostalgic, practical, and irreverent guide to getting the most... more...

  • Parmanaby Anna Curtenius Roosevelt

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Parmana: Prehistoric Maize and Manioc Subsistence along the Amazon and Orinoco argues for a reinterpretation of prehistoric subsistence in the Greater Amazonian region of South America. Based on the preliminary results of an archaeological fieldwork in Parmana of the Orinoco basin, Venezuela, the book re-evaluates some of the assumptions made by anthropologists... more...

  • The Last Days of Big Grassy Forkby Hunter James

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork recounts newspaperman Hunter James's attempts to save his 100-year-old family farm and homestead from extinction. Wise, irreverent, pugnacious, and often hilarious, James fights back against the galloping urbanization of his beloved North Carolina piedmont. Interweaving current affairs and family history, James... more...

  • Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountryby Johanna Miller Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the quarter of a century before the thirteen colonies became a nation, the northwest quadrant of North Carolina had just begun to attract permanent settlers. This seemingly primitive area may not appear to be a likely source for attractive pottery and ornate silverware and furniture, much less for an audience to appreciate these refinements.... more...

  • Common Whitesby Bill Cecil-Fronsman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Class and culture in Antebellum North Carolina have been largely forgotten. In the past few years, several important studies have examined common whites in individual counties or groups of counties, but they have focused on family life, the economy, or other specific features of the common-white life. C ommon Whites: Class and Culture in Antebellum... more...

  • Brazil?s Emerging Role in Global Governanceby Markus Fraundorfer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The author examines Brazil's emerging role as an important actor in various sectors of global governance. By exploring how Brazil's exercise of power developed over the last decade in the sectors of health, food security and bioenergy, this book sheds light on the power strategies of an emerging country from the global south. more...

  • Sentencing Canudosby Adriana Michele Campos Johnson

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    In the late nineteenth century, the Brazilian army staged several campaigns against the settlement of Canudos in northeastern Brazil. The colony?s residents, primarily disenfranchised former slaves, mestizos, landless farmers, and uprooted Indians, followed a man known as Antonio Conselheiro (?The Counselor?), who promoted a communal existence, free... more...