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  • 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...

  • Fighting Like a Communityby Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    The indigenous population of the Ecuadorian Andes made substantial political gains during the 1990s in the wake of a dynamic wave of local activism. The movement renegotiated land development laws, elected indigenous candidates to national office, and successfully fought for the constitutional redefinition of Ecuador as a nation of many cultures.... more...

  • The World That Made New Orleansby Ned Sublette

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans? first century of existence, a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana?s early... more...

  • Pachakutikby Marc Becker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 28.99

    This authoritative book provides a deeply informed overview of contemporary Indigenous movements in Ecuador. Leading scholar Marc Becker traces the growing influence of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) in the wake of a 1990 uprising, the launch of a new political movement called Pachakutik in 1995, and the election... more...

  • Angola to Zydecoby R. Reese Fuller

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 25.00

    Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is a collection of creative nonfiction pieces about the lively personalities who call south Louisiana home. Originally published in newspapers based in Lafayette- Times of Acadiana and Independent Weekly -the twenty-five profiles and features provide intriguing glimpses into the lives of well-known Louisianans such... more...

  • Uncivil Warby James K. Hogue

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    No other Reconstruction state government was as chaotic or violent as Louisiana's, located in New Orleans, the largest southern city at the time. James K. Hogue explains the unique confluence of demographics, geography, and wartime events that made New Orleans an epicenter in the upheaval of Reconstruction politics and a critical battleground in the... more...

  • Trekking Through Historyby Laura M. Rival

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    The Huaorani of Ecuador lived as hunters and gatherers in the Amazonian rainforest for hundred of years, largely undisturbed by western civilization. Since their first encounter with North American missionaries in 1956, they have held a special place i more...

  • Fleur de Lys and Calumetby Richebourg McWilliams

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Andre Penicaut, a carpenter, sailed with Iberville to the French province of Louisiana in 1699 and did not return to France until 1721. The book he began in the province and finished upon his return to France is an eyewitness account of the first years of the French colony, which stretched along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas and in the Mississippi... more...

  • River Road Ramblerby Mary Ann Sternberg

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge hosts a fascinating mix of people, traditions, and stories. Author Mary Ann Sternberg has spent over two decades exploring this historic corridor, uncovering its intriguing and often-underappreciated places. In River Road Rambler, she presents fifteen sketches about sites along this scenic route.... 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...