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  • Insiders' Guide® to Shreveportby David Otto

    Insider's Guide 2010; US$ 17.99

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

  • New Orleansby Randi Minetor

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Randi Minetor is the author of three other Timeline Books , including Gettysburg , New York Immigrant Experience , and Washington , D.C. , and of fifteen books for FalconGuides® (an imprint of Globe Pequot Press). 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Performing Politics, Making Spaceby Schurr Carolin

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 38.38

    <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...

  • Climbing The Equatorby Neville Shulman

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 10.99

    Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species.... more...

  • Building the Devil's Empireby Shannon Lee Dawdy

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Building the Devil?s Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans?s early years, tracing the town?s development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy?s picaresque account of New Orleans?s wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned nobles, sharp-tongued women,... more...