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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 Forgotten Peopleby Gary B. Mills

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River's "forgotten people" and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Creole slaves and the roles allowed to freed people of color, tackling issues of race,... more...

  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud

    LSU Press 1974; US$ 49.95

    Marcel Giraud has long been acknowledged as the leading European scholar in the filed of the history and development of colonial French Louisiana. Now the long-awaited English translation of Volume One of his Histoire de la Louisiana Fran?aise makes the results of his meticulous research readily available. Professor Giraud explores all phases of... more...

  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud

    LSU Press 1991; US$ 49.95

    The first four volumes of Marcel Giraud's History of French Louisiana, published in France between 1951 and 1974, represent the most exhaustive and authoritative scholarly study of France's establishment in the lower Mississippi Valley. In this fifth and final volume of Giraud's magnum opus, published in the United States for the first time ain a... more...

  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud

    LSU Press 1993; US$ 49.95

    The death of Louis XIV in 1715 and the accession of his more progressive younger brother as Regent of France might have brought some hopeful changes to Louisiana, France's tiny, struggling outpost on the Gulf of Mexico. However, the continuation of the debilitating regime of the merchant Antoine Crozat and the extreme impoverishment of the French... more...