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  • Off the Mapby John Harrison

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 14.99

    Few explorers have ventured to the Guiana Highlands deep in the Amazonian jungle. In 1950, Raymond Mauffrais tried and was never seen again. Fifty years later, inspired by Mauffrais' diary, John and Heather came to explore the region. more...

  • Crowns of Glory, Tears of Bloodby Emilia Viotti da Costa

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.99

    This text explores the 1823 slave rebellion in Demerara (now Guyana) - one of the largest in history. The 60,000 black slaves who rose up against their British masters were brutally put down. The book looks at the conflict which gave the rebellion life and the forces which finally ended slavery. more...

  • French Guiana Women in Culture, Business & Travelby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in French Guianese society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...

  • Islands in the Rainforestby Stéphen Rostain; Philippe Descola

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Stéphen Rostain?s book is a culmination of 25 years of research on the extensive human modification of the wetlands environment of Guiana and how it reshapes our thinking of ancient settlement in lowland South America and other tropical zones. Rostain demonstrates that populations were capable of developing intensive raised-field agriculture, which... more...

  • Creole Indigeneityby Shona N. Jackson

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    During the colonial period in Guyana, the country?s coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. In Creole Indigeneity , Shona N. Jackson investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, have remade themselves as Guyana?s new natives, displacing indigenous peoples in the Caribbean through an extension of... more...

  • Grains of Truthby Jack Webster

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Scots journalist Jack Webster broadened his audience dramatically in the 1980s when he became the award-winning creator of highly personal documentary films for television. These films were based on his two acclaimed volumes of autobiography – A Grain of Truth and Another Grain of Truth – which looked back on an eventful life stretching from his Aberdeenshire... more...

  • The WPA Guide to West Virginiaby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Rogue Stateby Richard H. Owens

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 44.99

    This book explains how West Virginia entered?and remains?in the Union under unconstitutional circumstances. Though the U.S. government pledged to prevent the secession of eleven states from the Union, they nevertheless condoned, abetted, supported, and ultimately affirmed secession of fifty counties without permission from Virginia. more...

  • Travels with Tooyby Richard Price

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, anthropologist Richard Price encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living in a rough shantytown on the outskirts of Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy is a time traveler who crosses boundaries between centuries, continents,... more...

  • Southern West Virginia and the Struggle for Modernityby Christopher Dorsey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This work addresses how southern West Virginia's complex and often chaotic history still impacts key aspects of modern-day life for Mountaineers. At its center are fundamental elements of late 19th and early 20th century Appalachian existence such as the predominance of subsistence farming, the coming of the Industrial Revolution, the rise of company... more...