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  • 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...

  • The Coasts of Carolinaby Bland Simpson; Scott D. Taylor

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 19.99

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  • Latino Migration Experience in North Carolinaby Hannah Gill

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 20.95

    Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Here, Hannah Gill offers North Carolinians from all walks of life a better understanding of their Latino neighbors, bringing light instead... more...

  • Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954by Shawn Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 35.95

    For more than half a century, the Brazilian army used fear and censorship to erase aspects of its history from public memory and to create its own political myths. Although the military had remarkable success in promoting its version of events, recent democratization has allowed scholars access to new materials with which to challenge the "official... more...