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- 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...
- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Virginia?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Virginia history.... more...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 1996; 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...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2004; US$ 70.00
A study of the interactions between Indians and Spaniards in the Chocó throughout much of the colonial period, revealing the complexity of inter-ethnic relations in frontier regions. The author considers the changing relationships not only between Spaniards and Indians but also between factions of both groups, showing how Spaniards and Indians... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00
The only country in South America to border the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia is the continent's fourth-largest country and has the second-largest population behind Brazil. The country's terrain is also one of the most physically diverse in South America, with snowcapped volcanoes, swampy marshes, tropical savannahs, and lush... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
The book is a new study that examines the contrasting extension of the Anglican Church to England's first two colonies, Ireland and Virginia in the 17th and 18th centuries. It discusses the national origins and educational experience of the ministers, the financial support of the state, and the experience and consequences of the institutions. more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00
"A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John Smith a sterling example of the tenacious early-American character…. Exciting historical tales with romantic overtones." - Kirkus Reviews ... more...