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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...

  • 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...

  • Cartasby Pedro de Valdivia

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    En 1539, tras obtener de Francisco Pizarro el título de teniente gobernador de Chile, Valdivia inició los preparativos de la expedición que partió de Cuzco a mediados de enero de 1540. La presente antología contiene cartas escritas entre 1545 y 1552, dirigidas, entre otros, a Gonzalo Pizarro y al emperador Carlos V. Resultan interesantes además las... more...

  • City at the Center of the Worldby Ernesto Capello

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    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$ 28.95

    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 nineteenth-... 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...

  • 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...

  • Pachakutikby Marc Becker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 31.99

    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...