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  • City at the Center of the Worldby Ernesto Capello

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    In the seventeenth century, local Jesuits and Franciscans imagined Quito as the ?new Rome.? It was the site of miracles and home of saintly inhabitants, the origin of crusades into the surrounding wilderness, and the purveyor of civilization to the entire region. By the early twentieth century, elites envisioned the city as the heart of a modern,... more...

  • Colonial Natchitochesby Helen Sophie Burton; F. Todd Smith

    Texas A&M University Press 2008; US$ 80.00

    Strategically located at the western edge of the Atlantic World, the French post of Natchitoches thrived during the eighteenth century as a trade hub between the well-supplied settlers and the isolated Spaniards and Indians of Texas. Its critical economic and diplomatic role made it the most important community on the Louisiana-Texas frontier during... more...

  • Creole Cityby Nathalie Dessens

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In Creole City , Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a time of rapid expansion and dizzying change. The story?rooted in the Sainte-Gême Family Papers harbored at The Historic New Orleans Collection?follows the twenty-year correspondence of Jean Boze to Henri de Ste-Gême, both refugees from Saint-Domingue. Exploring... more...

  • Das Phänomen der coup cultureby Dominik Schieder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    Im Dezember 2006 rückte der pazifische Inselstaat Fidschi durch den vierten politischen Umsturz innerhalb von zwei Jahrzehnten zum wiederholten Male in den Fokus der Weltöffentlichkeit. Trotz der Bestrebungen des Militärs, das politische Schicksal des Landes zum Positiven zu wenden, wird fünf Jahre nach dem Coup d?État deutlich, dass die anhaltende... more...

  • Earl K. Longby Michael L. Kurtz; Morgan D. Peoples

    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...

  • Ecuador Travel Complete Profileby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Whether planning your own trip to Ecuador, or planning someone else’s, you’ll be equipped with the all-inclusive travel report—both of our “Travel” and “Points of Interest” reports rolled into one. more...

  • The Forgotten Peopleby Gary B. Mills; Elizabeth Shown Mills; H. Sophie Burton

    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...

  • The Globalization of Contentious Politicsby Pamela Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral... more...

  • Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuadorby A. Kim Clark; Marc Becker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador chronicles the changing forms of indigenous engagement with the Ecuadorian state since the early nineteenth century that, by the beginning of the twenty-first century, had facilitated the growth of the strongest unified indigenous movement in Latin America. Built around nine case studies from nineteenth-... more...

  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud; Joseph C. Lambert

    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 Française makes the results of his meticulous research readily available. Professor Giraud explores all phases of... more...