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  • A Brief History of Brazilby Teresa A Meade

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 59.40

    Introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries. This series touches on factors as diverse as the development of the economy to the role of women in society to changes in the political landscape. more...

  • The Abolition of Slavery in Brazilby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 168.00

    The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves.... more...

  • Brazil's Living Museumby Anadelia A. Romo

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial harmony. Yet this inclusive ideal has a complicated past. Chronicling the discourse among intellectuals and state officials during the period from the abolition... more...

  • Don't Sleep, There are Snakesby Daniel Everett

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahăs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. He describes how he began to realise that... more...

  • Orpheus and Powerby Michael George Hanchard

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 32.95

    From recent data on disparities between Brazilian whites and non-whites in areas of health, education, and welfare, it is clear that vast racial inequalities do exist in Brazil, contrary to earlier assertions in race relations scholarship that the country is a "racial democracy." Here Michael George Hanchard explores the implications of this increasingly... more...

  • The Unconqueredby Scott Wallace

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET?S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.   Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are... more...

  • The Paradox of Tar Heel Politicsby Rob Christensen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 21.00

    How can a state be represented by Jesse Helms and John Edwards at the same time? Journalist Rob Christensen answers that question and navigates a century of political history in North Carolina, one of the most politically vibrant and competitive southern states, where neither conservatives nor liberals, Democrats nor Republicans, have been able to... more...

  • Farm Fresh North Carolinaby Diane Daniel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    In the first statewide guidebook of its kind, Farm Fresh North Carolina takes readers on a lively tour of more than 425 farms, produce stands, farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin patches and corn mazes, pick-your-own orchards, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, agricultural festivals, and more, all open to the public and personally... more...

  • SCOPING THE AMAZONby Stephen Nugent

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness... more...

  • Down Along the Hawby Anne Melyn Cassebaum

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    North Carolina's Haw River has a rich geographic, ecological and cultural history, tracked here from its source to its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. From grinding mills to algae science, this popular history features interviews with mill owners and workers, archaeologists, environmentalists, farmers, water treatment managers and many others... more...