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  • The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steakby Randy Fertel

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 28.00

    The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak is the story of two larger-than-life characters and the son whom their lives helped to shape. Ruth Fertel was a petite, smart, tough-as-nails blonde with a weakness for rogues, who founded the Ruth's Chris Steak House empire almost by accident. Rodney Fertel was a gold-plated, one-of-a-kind personality,... more...

  • Leander Perezby Glen Jeansonne

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00

    Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. He was a political boss who held absolute power in Plaquemines Parish to an extent unsurpassed by any parish leader in Louisiana's history. Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta is his full history. A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an... more...

  • Eyes of an Eagleby Christopher Everette Cenac; Claire Domangue Joller; Carl A. Brasseaux

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 49.95

    In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the sophisticated French city of Bordeaux to begin his new life in the city with the second busiest port of debarkation in the U.S. Two years before, he had descended the Pyrenees to Bordeaux from his home village of Barbazan-Debat, a terrain in direct contrast to the flatlands of Louisiana. He arrived... more...

  • Righteous Livesby Kim Lacy Rogers

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 89.00

    An emotionally evocative, richly textured history based on autobiographical accounts of those who lived and shaped the struggle. The importance of many of Rogers' subjects and the uniqueness of New Orleans make this must reading for anyone interested in the history of the movement. But those interested in oral history and African-American autobiography... more...

  • Earl K. Longby Michael L. Kurtz

    LSU Press 1991; US$ 22.95

    In a region famous for its flamboyant politicians, Earl K. Long was one of the most flamboyant of them all. This first full-scale biography of the former Louisiana governor explores his controversial life-style and his strong family ties, his raw humor and his political savvy, his abuse of power and his accomplishments in the areas of civil rights... more...

  • Long Live Atahualpaby Emma Cervone

    Duke University Press 2012; US$ 94.95

    This work looks at indigeneity in the central highlands of Ecuador focusing on the activism of the grassroots organization of Inca Atahualpa. Indigenous groups, who were still subject to extensive racism and injustice, began to reconfigure themselves in relationship to the state and to reorganize their strategies to combat the economic and political... more...

  • The Atchafalaya River Basinby Bryan P. Piazza

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: ?What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? ?Why is it important? ?How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? ?What is its current state? ?How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin... more...

  • Captain W. W. Withenbury's 1838-1842 "Red River Reminiscences"by Jacques D. Bagur

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 26.36

    A selection of letters written to the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper from 1870-1871 about steamboat travel on the Red River in 1838-1841. more...

  • Resistance in an Amazonian Communityby Lawrence Ziegler-Otero

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95

    Like many other indigenous groups, the Huaorani of eastern Ecuador are facing many challenges as they attempt to confront the globalization of capitalism in the 21st century. In 1991, they formed a political organization as a direct response to the growing threat to Huaorani territory posed by oil exploitation, colonization, and other pressures.... more...

  • How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow?by Liza Lugo

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    The disproportionate effect of Hurricane Katrina on African Americans was an outcome created by law and societal construct, not chance. This book takes a hard look at racial stratification in American today and debunks the myth that segregation is a thing of the past. more...