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  • 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...

  • 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    This collection of essays--which also includes a previously unpublished narrative by an original settler-- examines the fascinating experiences of southern Confederate exiles in Brazil and their continuing legacy.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...

  • 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...

  • Correspondencia oficialby Félix de Azara

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Félix de Azara, 18 de mayo de 1742 (Barbuñales, Huesca)-1821. España. Fue militar, ingeniero, explorador, cartógrafo, antropólogo y naturalista. Estudió en la Universidad de Huesca y en la Academia militar de Barcelona dónde se graduó en 1764. Sirvió en el regimiento de infantería de Galicia y obtuvo el grado de lugarteniente en 1775. Siendo herido... 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...

  • The Practice of Politics in Postcolonial Brazilby Roger A. Kittleson

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The Practice of Politics in Postcolonial Brazil traces the history of high and low politics in nineteenth-century Brazil from the vantage point of the provincial capital of Porto Alegre.   In the immediate postcolonial period, new ideas about citizenship and freedom were developing, and elites struggled for control of the state as the lower... more...

  • The Vigorous Core of Our Nationalityby Stanley E. Blake

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality explores conceptualizations of regional identity and a distinct population group known as nordestinos in northeastern Brazil during a crucial historical period. Beginning with the abolition of slavery and ending with the demise of the Estado Novo under Getúlio Vargas, Stanley E. Blake offers original perspectives... more...