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  • Occupied Cityby Gerald M. Capers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    New Orleans is the largest American city ever occupied by enemy forces for an extended period of time. Falling to an amphibious Federal force in the spring of 1862, the city was threatened with the possibility of Confederate recapture even as late as 1864. How this tension affected the lives of both civilians and soldiers during the occupation is... more...

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

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Performing Politics, Making Spaceby Schurr Carolin

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 40.08

    <P>Constructing more inclusive political spaces has been a central concern of social movements in postcolonial societies. This e-book engages with Ecuador?s recent processes of political transformation by questioning to what extent these contribute to a decolonization of Ecuador's democracy.</P> <P>Based on visual ethnographic research... 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...

  • Righteous Livesby Kim Lacy Rogers

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.10

    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...

  • Shantyboat On The Bayousby Harlan Hubbard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Since the publication of Shantyboat: A River Way of Life in 1953, Harlan Hubbard achieved a wide reputation as a modern-day Thoreau. Not content simply to advocate a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency, Hubbard and his wife Anna in 1944 built with their own hands a houseboat on the banks of the Ohio near Cincinnati and in 1946 set out on a... more...

  • Through Gates of Splendorby Elisabeth Elliot

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed. more...

  • Walking New Orleansby Barri Bronston

    Wilderness Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world?s most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans , lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Reconstructionby Peyton McCrary

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 56.00

    After victorious federal troops swept through southern Louisiana in 1862, the state became the testing ground for Abraham Lincoln's approach to reconstruction, and thus the focal point for the debate over post-war policy in Washington. Peyton McCrary offers a comprehensive account of the social and political upheavals in Louisiana, set against the... more...

  • Along the River Roadby Mary Ann Sternberg

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked... more...