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  • A History of French Louisianaby Marcel Giraud; Brian Pearce

    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...

  • Bourbon Streetby Richard Campanella

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from... 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...

  • The Globalization of Contentious Politicsby Pamela Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 148.00

    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...

  • Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movementby Kenneth J. Mijeski; Scott H. Beck

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    The mobilization of militant indigenous politics is one of the most important stories in Latin American studies today. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck examine the rise and decline of Ecuador?s leading indigenous party, Pachakutik, as it tried to transform the state into a participative democracy. Using in-depth interviews... more...

  • New Orleansby Randi Minetor

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    These full-sized history travel guides each come with two popout® maps and the promise of a walk through the history of a particular city, region, or battlefield. One popout® map shows the area back when; the other shows the modern view. Throughout these books the readers are constantly provided with information they need to re-live the history... more...

  • Insiders' Guide® to Baton Rougeby Cynthia Campbell

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.99

    A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Baton Rouge is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the Louisiana's capital city. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Baton Rouge and its surrounding environs. more...