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  • The Allegheny Frontierby Otis K. Rice

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Allegheny frontier, comprising the mountainous area of present-day West Virginia and bordering states, is studied here in a broad context of frontier history and national development. The region was significant in the great American westward movement, but Otis K. Rice seeks also to call attention to the impact of the frontier experience upon the... more...

  • The Americanization of West Virginiaby John C. Hennen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Local teachers and ministers extolling the virtues of hard work and loyalty to God and country. Veterans' groups and women's clubs promoting the military fighting radicalism, and equating business and patriotism. Industrial leaders gaining legal as well as moral influence over national domestic policy. Such scenes might seem to be lifted from a Sinclair... 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Grains of Truthby Jack Webster

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 4.36

    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 Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk 1835?1844by Professor Peter Rivičre

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first of a pair of volumes publishing the full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. Robert Schomburgk left his native Germany for North America in 1828, aged twenty-four. A year later he was in the Caribbean, where, after various business... more...

  • It Happened in West Virginiaby Rick Steelhammer

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    It Happened in West Virginia  takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Mountain State's storied past.  Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings. more...

  • Rogue Stateby Richard H. Owens

    UPA 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...

  • Scenic Routes & Byways West Virginiaby Su Clauson-Wicker

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Scenic Routes & Byways West Virginia  features nearly twenty-five separate drives through the Mountain State, from rock ridges and gorges to springs, spas and rustic farms. An indispensable highway companion, Scenic Routes & Byways West Virginia includes route maps and in-depth descriptions of attractions. more...