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  • Insiders' GuideŽ to North Carolina's Outer Banksby Karen Bachman

    Insider's Guide 2012; US$ 17.99

    Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information. Written by a local (and true insider), it offers a personal and practical perspective of this beautiful coastal land and its surrounding environs. Published annually, this guide is fully revised and updated and features a new... more...

  • It Happened in North Carolinaby Scotti Cohn

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the Tar Heel State, It Happened in North Carolina describes everything from one of the first incidences of American resistance against British rule to a courageous milestone in the civil rights movement. 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 Confederadosby Cyrus B. Dawsey; Michael B Montgomery; Wayne Flynt; Michael L. Conniff; James M. Dawsey; John Dawson; Cecil Ataide Melo; Elizabeth Weisbrod; Eugene C. Harter; James M. Gravois; Laura Jarnagin; William C. Griggs

    University of Alabama Press 1998; US$ 24.95

    This collection of essays--which also includes a previously unpublished narrative by an original settler-- examines the fascinating experiences of southern Confederate exiles in Brazil and their continuing legacy. During the late 1860s Southerners dissatisfied with the outcome of the Civil War and fearful of the extent of Union reprisals migrated... 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...

  • 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...