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  • City at the Center of the Worldby Ernesto Capello

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    In the seventeenth century, local Jesuits and Franciscans imagined Quito as the ?new Rome.? It was the site of miracles and home of saintly inhabitants, the origin of crusades into the surrounding wilderness, and the purveyor of civilization to the entire region. By the early twentieth century, elites envisioned the city as the heart of a modern,... more...

  • Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuadorby A. Kim Clark; Marc Becker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador chronicles the changing forms of indigenous engagement with the Ecuadorian state since the early nineteenth century that, by the beginning of the twenty-first century, had facilitated the growth of the strongest unified indigenous movement in Latin America. Built around nine case studies from... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Louisiana Populist Movement, 1881-1900by Donna A. Barnes

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Populist movement of the late nineteenth century represents one of the largest third-party challenges in American history. Throughout the South widespread drops in crop prices led to agrarian revolt, which contributed to its popularity. Yet, in the largely rural state of Louisiana, despite the political group's focus on empowering distressed farmers,... 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...