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  • Crucible of Reconstructionby Ted Tunnell

    LSU Press 1984; US$ 20.95

    In late April, 1862, Union warships slipped past the Confederate river forts below New Orleans and blasted the Rebel fleet guarding the city. Advancing overland, General Benjamin F. Butler occupied New Orleans on May Day, and for the duration of the war the Stars and Stripes waved over the Confederacy's largest city. The reconstruction of Louisiana... more...

  • Floreanaby Margret Wittmer

    Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries 2014; US$ 14.95

    The remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled the island of Floreana in the Galapagos-600 miles from the mainland of Ecuador. It took Wittmer and her family weeks to travel to the island in 1932; they battled with the ties for three full days before they could land.Wittmer and her husband left... more...

  • Black New Orleans, 1860-1880by John W. Blassingame

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Reissued for the first time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year period in which the city’s black population more than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and rare periodicals, John W. Blassingame’s groundbreaking history offers a unique look at the economic... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Ecuadorby Michael Handelsman

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 81.00

    Culture and Customs of Ecuador celebrates the extraordinary cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity that has made this small country one of Latin America's most unique. Through this overview of its history, religious institutions, literature, social customs, cinema, media, and visual and performing arts, Ecuador emerges as a vibrant microcosm... more...

  • Madame Vieux Carréby Scott S Ellis

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 28.00

    Celebrated in media and myth, New Orleans's French Quarter (Vieux Carré) was the original settlement of what became the city of New Orleans. In Madame Vieux Carré , Scott S. Ellis presents the social and political history of this famous district as it evolved from 1900 through the beginning of the twenty-first century. From the immigrants... more...

  • Black Rage in New Orleansby Leonard N. Moore

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses ? police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity... more...

  • Iberville's Gulf Journalsby Pierre Iberville; Richebourg McWilliams; Tennant S. McWilliams; Richebourg McWilliams

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Europe's expansion into the New World during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries was a story of power alignment and cultural transmission as well as dramatic individual effort. Spain had her conquistadores , France her coureurs de bois , and England her sea dogs. Isolated from the authority of home governments, tempted by the abundance of... more...

  • Native Society and Disease in Colonial Ecuadorby Suzanne Austin Alchon

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 33.00

    A regional history of the Amerindians' biological experience under colonial rule. more...

  • Always the Underdogby Keagan LeJeune

    University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 23.96

    Louisiana?s Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Originally a lawless buffer zone between Spain and the United States, its hardy residents formed tight-knit communities for protection and developed a reliance on self, kin, and neighbor. In the early 1900s, the timber boom... more...

  • Traces Behind the Esmeraldas Shoreby Warren DeBoer

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Although long famous for its antiquities—notably intricate goldwork, elaborate pottery, and earthen mounds—the Santiago-Cayapas region of coastal Ecuador has been relatively neglected from the standpoint of scientific archaeology. Until recently, no sound chronology was available, and even the approximate age of the region's most impressive... more...