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  • The Mississippi Delta and the Worldby James C. Cobb

    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...

  • Bourbon Peru 1750-1824by John R. Fisher

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    By considering Bourbon Peru in a chronological framework which begins at mid-century rather than 1700, this book focuses the reader’s attention on the key issue of the relationship between colonial reform in the late eighteenth century and the creation of an independent Peruvian state in the 1820s. Fisher sets out some uncluttered responses to... more...

  • Inventing Limaby Alejandra B. Osorio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This study examines certain key elements of the "making" or "inventing" of Lima as Peru's viceregal capital. Through analysis of seventeenth-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest. more...

  • Tsewa's Giftby Michael Brown

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.50

     "An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. . . . [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Peruby CESAR FERREIRA; EDUARDO DARGENT-CHAMOT

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 81.00

    The breadth of Peru's culture from pre-Columbian times to today is surveyed in this one-stop reference. Modern Peru emerges as an ethnically divided nation progressing toward social integration of its heavily Indian and Hispanic population. Ferreira and Dargent, native Peruvians, illustrate how the diverse geography of the country?the Andes, coast,... more...

  • Mississippiby Works Progress Administration; Robert S. McElvaine

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00

    Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State, was part of a nationwide series of guides in the 1930s that created work during the Depression for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other professionals. This classic book is a lively collaborative project that covers a distinct era in Mississippi from the hills to the Delta to the Gulf Coast.... more...

  • The Measure of Our Daysby William F Winter; Andrew P Mullins

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 35.00

    Governor William F. Winter has enriched the political and cultural life of Mississippi and the United States for over five decades--as an infantryman in World War II, as a Mississippi House representative (1947-1959), as governor of Mississippi (1980-1984), as a member of President Bill Clinton's Advisory Board on Race (1997-1998), and as an advocate... more...

  • Mississippi Politicsby Jere Nash; Andy Taggart

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 35.00

    Originally published in 2006, Mississippi Politics quickly became the definitive work on the state?s recent political history, campaigns, legislative battles, and litigation, as well as how Mississippi shaped and was shaped by national and regional trends. A central theme of the 2006 edition was the state's gradual transition from a Democratic... more...

  • Before the Shining Pathby Jaymie Heilman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    This book examines the vibrant twentieth-century political history of rural Ayacucho, the region where Shining Path militants launched a bloody armed struggle in 1980. more...

  • The Flocks of the Wamaniby Kent V Flannery; Joyce Marcus; Robert G Reynolds

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 74.95

    In this volume, the authors present an original ethnographic study of five llama herding communities in Ayacucho, Peru. Data on herd dynamics are subjected to computer modeling in an effort to evaluate the roles of biology, symbolic and ritual behavior, ecological adaptation, and practical reason. The book contains the most detailed study of the waytakuy... more...