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- LSU Press 1995; US$ 24.95
No one knew the Mississippi Delta more intimately or told its story more eloquently than did David L. Cohn (1894-1960). Between 1935 and 1960 he produced ten books including his best known, God Shakes Creation, later expanded into Where I Was Born and Raised -- and scores of articles and essays, including more than sixty such pieces in the Atlantic... more...
- Hampton Roads Publishing 2005; US$ 15.95
Experience a Sacred Way of Life For more than thirty years Dr. J. E. Williams has risked his health and personal safety to journey among shamans in Peru, the place he calls the mystical and spiritual center of our times. In its rain forests, mountains, and environmentally attuned indigenous population, Peru's mystical landscape fosters inner discovery.... more...
- Duke University Press 1990; US$ 74.95
Many observers in colonial Spanish America?whether clerical, governmental, or foreign?noted the large numbers of forasteros, or Indians who were not seemingly attached to any locality. These migrants, or ?wanderers,? offended the bureaucratic sensibilities of the Spanish administration, as they also frustrated their tax and revenue efforts. Ann M.... more...
- Duke University Press 1999; US$ 99.95
Initial translation into English of a first-person account of the 16th century conquest of Peru, written by a Spanish soldier and naturalist; Pedro de Cieza de Leon was one of the first Europeans in the Andean region of South America to use native inform more...
- Duke University Press 2008; US$ 21.95
Analyzes the practice of informal adoption and child circulation between communities in Peru, showing how these historical practices respond to and are constrained by state and international efforts to concretize family and love. more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99
For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie?s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon?a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it.... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17
In the 1530s, the Spanish, led by Pizarro, arrived in Peru, devastating the Inca culture and ending the infrastructure of its empire. Mansio Serra De Lequizamon was the last of the conquistadors to die and this book tells his story, taking as a staring point his apology for the conquest. more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 22.50
The son of black sharecroppers, John Oliver Hodges attended segregated schools in Greenwood, Mississippi, in the 1950s and ’60s, worked in plantation cotton fields, and eventually left the region to earn multiple degrees and become a tenured university professor. Both poignant and thought provoking, ... more...