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  • Painful Birthby James Rolph Edwards

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 49.99

    Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional transformation, and ideological change involved, providing an invaluable case study in economics, international relations, and Latin American... more...

  • The Pinochet Fileby Peter Kornbluh

    New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95

    Revised and updated for the fortieth anniversary of Augusto Pinochet?s September 11, 1973, military coup in Chile, The Pinochet File reveals a formerly secret record of complicity with atrocity on the part of the U.S. government. Documents that were first made publicly available in the original hardcover edition formed the heart of the international... more...

  • Thunder on the Riverby Daniel L. Schafer

    University Press of Florida 2010; US$ 29.95

    When the Civil War finally came to North Florida, it did so with an intermittent fury that destroyed much of Jacksonville and scattered its residents. The city was taken four separate times by Federal forces but abandoned after each of the first three occupations. During the fourth occupation, it was used as a staging ground for the ill-fated Union... more...

  • From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicansby David R. Colburn

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 19.99

    Likely to raise hackles among Democrats and Republicans alike, this dynamic history of modern Florida argues that the Sunshine State has become the political and demographic future of the nation. David Colburn reveals how Florida gradually abandoned the traditions of race and personality that linked it to the Democratic Party. The book focuses particularly... more...

  • River of Lakesby Bill Belleville

    University of Georgia Press 2000; US$ 19.95

    First explored by naturalist William Bartram in the 1760s, the St. Johns River stretches 310 miles along Florida's east coast, making it the longest river in the state. The first "highway" through the once wild interior of Florida, the St. Johns may appear ordinary, but within its banks are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena... more...

  • The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835by Sarah Haynsworth Gayle; Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins; Ruth Smith Truss

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Astonishing, tragic, and remarkable, the journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, wife of early Alabama governor John Gayle, is among the most widely studied and seminal accounts of antebellum life in the American South. This is the first complete edition of the journal in print.   Bereft of the companionship of her often-absent husband, Sarah considered... more...

  • The Nation-State and Violenceby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 41.50

    The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to... more...

  • Non-Federal Censuses of Florida, 1784-1945by Karen Packard Rhodes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    From the days of the Spanish colonial settlements until the last state census in 1945, a variety of censuses have been taken within the regions now comprising the modern state, from lists of Seminole War refugees to modern school censuses. This book is a one-stop guide to the colonial, territorial, and state censuses, along with their supplements and... more...

  • Florida in the Popular Imaginationby Steve Glassman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    This book provides the first critical discussion of popular culture in Florida, which began drawing winter visitors before the Civil War and now boasts more than a hundred million visitors annually. These essays explore many facets of Florida's culture, examining such topics as the ever-present specters of Mickey, Shamu, and other theme park staples;... more...

  • Cultural Residuesby Nelly Richard; Theodore Quester; Alan West-Durán

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 70.50

    A portrait of postdictatorial Chile by one of that country?s most incisive cultural critics, Cultural Residues uses memoirs, photographs, art, and novels?the ?residues? of a culture?to analyze the political-cultural Chilean landscape in the wake of Augusto Pinochet?s seventeen-year military rule. According to Nelly Richard, such residual areas reveal... more...