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  • The Birth of Virginia's Aristocracyby James C. Thompson

    Commonwealth Books 2014; US$ 5.99

    Author James Thompson notes in his introduction that his training is in Philosophy not History. The significance of this becomes apparent in his discussion of how society developed in 17th century Virginia. In the first part of "The Birth of Virginia?s Aristocracy," Thompson recounts how the Virginia Company formed and describes the charter it received... more...

  • Gentry and Common Folkby Albert H. Jr. Tillson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the late eighteenth century, the Upper Valley of Virginia experienced a conflict between the elitist culture of the gentry and the more republican values of the populace. Albert Tillson addresses here several major issues in historical scholarship on Virginia and the southern backcountry, focusing on changing political values in the late colonial... more...

  • "So Wise Were Our Elders"by John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two... more...

  • Sayings of the Ancestorsby John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture -- one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism.... more...

  • Even Silence Has an Endby Ingrid Betancourt

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    "Betancourt's riveting account...is an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance." - Los Angeles Times In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled into a military-controlled region, where she was abducted by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization in conflict with the... more...

  • Colombiaby Michael J. LaRosa; Germán R. Mejía; Pamela Murray

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 28.99

    Written by two leading historians, this deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically, covering the past two centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía depart from more standard approaches by presenting a history of political, social, and cultural accomplishments within the context... more...

  • San Jacinto 1by Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo; Renee M. Bonzani

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    A significant work of neotropical archaeology presenting evidence of early hunter-gatherers who produced fiber-tempered ceramics. Few topics in the development of humans have prompted as much interest and debate as those of the origins of pottery and agriculture. The first appearance of pottery in any area of the world is heralded as a new stage... more...

  • An Illustrated Guide to Virginia?s Confederate Monumentsby Timothy S. Sedore

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    As America was torn apart by the horrors of the Civil War, no state bore the brunt of battle more than Virginia. Home to the Confederate capitol of Richmond and the linchpin of the eastern theater of the war, the state now bears a myriad of testaments to its harrowing past, waiting to be explored. With An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate... more...

  • My Cocaine Museumby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la República, Taussig's museum is also... more...

  • Walking Ghostsby Steven Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...