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  • Sentencing Canudosby Adriana Michele Campos Johnson

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    In the late nineteenth century, the Brazilian army staged several campaigns against the settlement of Canudos in northeastern Brazil. The colony?s residents, primarily disenfranchised former slaves, mestizos, landless farmers, and uprooted Indians, followed a man known as Antonio Conselheiro (?The Counselor?), who promoted a communal existence, free... 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...

  • Global Pulls on the Korean Communities in Sao Paulo and Buenos Airesby Won K. Yoon

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book looks at two Korean communities, one in Sao Paulo and the other in Buenos Aires, in order to identify the global pulls that have affected Korean identity formation, community development patterns, integration efforts, social mobility, education for children, remigration, return migration, and relationships with the host communities. more...

  • Governor Alexander Martinby Charles D. Rodenbough

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Governor Alexander Martin of North Carolina was one of the most important figures in the colonial and early state history of North Carolina. A 1756 graduate of Princeton, he was the first president of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina. He served longer as governor of the state than any other person until the election of Luther... more...

  • From Congregation Town to Industrial Cityby Michael Shirley

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 22.95

    In 1835, Winston and Salem was a well-ordered, bucolic, and attractive North Carolina town. A visitor could walk up Main Street from the village square and get a sense of the quiet Moravian community that had settled here. Yet, over the next half-century, this idyllic village was to experience dramatic changes. The Industrial Revolution calls... more...

  • Kayapó Ethnoecology and Cultureby Darrell A. Posey; Kristina Plenderleith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Darrell A Posey died in March 2001 after a long and distinguished career in anthropology and ecology. Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture presents a selection of his writings that result from 25 years of work with the Kayapó Indians of the Amazon Basin. These writings describe the dispersal of the Kayapó sub-groups and explain how with this diaspora... more...

  • Historical Archaeology in Wachoviaby Stanley South

    Springer US 2007; US$ 99.00

    Originally distributed with a different title as a very limited edition of twelve in 1975, Historical Archaeology in Wachovia presents a unique record of the 1753 Moravian town of Bethabara, near Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Stanley South, who led the site's excavation in 1966, fully describes such discoveries as fortifications from the French... more...

  • Conflicts and Conspiraciesby Kenneth Maxwell

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • World Heritage Site Olinda in Brazilby P. Meurs; L.G.W. Verhoef

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 87.00

    How can a World Heritage city develop within the periphery of a Brazilian metropolis? This is the challenge for Olinda, near Recife. It is one of the first cities in Brazil, founded in 1535, and contains large historic monuments, such as convents. The location of Olinda on a hill next to the Atlantic Ocean, makes up a beautiful townscape, in particular... more...