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  • Ribbon of Sandby John Alexander; James Lazell

    Algonquin Books 1992; US$ 18.95

    Wind, currents, tides, and sand. Kingsnakes and rice rats. The disappearance of the Lost Colony, the raids of the pirate Blackbeard, and the Wright brothers' first attempts at flight. The Outer Banks is a place like no other. more...

  • Mobility And Migration In Indigenous Amazoniaby Miguel N. Alexiades

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence to suggest that migration and displacement have been the norm, and not the exception. This original and thought-provoking collection of case... more...

  • Utopias of Othernessby Fernando Arenas

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 67.50

    In Utopias of Otherness, Fernando Arenas considers Portugal and Brazil, both subject to the economic, political, and cultural forces of postmodern globalization. Arenas analyzes responses to these trends in contemporary writers including José Saramago, Caio Fernando Abreu, Maria Isabel Barreno, Vergílio Ferreira, Clarice Lispector, and Maria Gabriela... more...

  • Conjuring Crisisby George Baca

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    How have civil rights transformed racial politics in America? Connecting economic and social reforms to racial and class inequality, Conjuring Crisis counters the myth of steady race progress by analyzing how the federal government and local politicians have sometimes "reformed" politics in ways that have amplified racism in the post civil-rights... more...

  • Legacies of Raceby Stanley Bailey

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    A novel exploration of racial attitudes in contemporary Brazil using large-sample surveys of public opinion. more...

  • Cultural Forests of the Amazonby William Balée; William Balée

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world.   Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as well as the general public, thought indigenous people had a minimal impact on Amazon... more...

  • Immigration and Xenophobiaby Rosana Barbosa

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 36.99

    In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as a significant aspect of the city's history. During the first half of the nineteenth century, many Portuguese fled the difficult economic and social conditions in Portugal for better economic opportunities in post-independence Brazil,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...