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  • A Short History of Brazilby Gordon Kerr

    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...

  • The Williamston Freedom Movementby Amanda Hilliard Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    During the summer of 1963 civil rights movements were taking place all over the South. In Northeastern North Carolina the struggle for freedom focused on Williamston, a small agricultural based town. The town's legacy of voting rights advocacy and a history of violence caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian... more...

  • Maine 101by Nancy Griffin

    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...

  • The Construction of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Brazilby Cristina Maria de Castro

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99

    This book represents a contribution to the studies of Muslim minorities, and can be compared and contrasted to the analysis of Islam in Europe and in the USA. Besides presenting data about the largest Muslim community in Latin America, an area of the globe that is still ignored by those who study the ?Muslim diaspora?, this book contributes to the... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 27.99

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

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  • 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...