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  • An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peruby Ralph Bauer

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 17.95

    Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler of the Inca dynasty - to a Spanish missionary and transcribed by a mestizo assistant. The resulting hybrid document offers an Inca perspective... more...

  • Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City"by Alcira Duenas

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Through newly unearthed texts virtually unknown in Andean studies, Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City" highlights the Andean intellectual tradition of writing in their long-term struggle for social empowerment and questions the previous understanding of the "lettered city" as a privileged space populated solely by colonial elites. Rarely acknowledged... more...

  • Between Islam and the American Dreamby Yuting Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Based on a three-year ethnographic study of a steadily growing suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest America, this book examines the micro-processes through which a group of Muslim immigrants from diverse backgrounds negotiate multiple identities while seeking to become part of American society in the years following 9/11. The author looks... more...

  • It Happened in Mississippiby Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

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

  • It Happened on the Mississippi Riverby James A. Crutchfield

    Globe Pequot Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Thirty stories from the history of the Mighty Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. more...

  • Revolt of the Rednecksby Albert D. Kirwan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In post-Civil War years agriculture in Mississippi, as elsewhere, was in a depressed condition. The price of cotton steadily declined, and the farmer was hard put to meet the payments on his mortgage. At the same time the corporate and banking interests of the state seemed to prosper. There were reasons for this beyond the ken of the poor hill farmer... more...

  • The Extirpation of Idolatry in Peruby Pablo Joseph de Arriaga; L. Clark Keating

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Long recognized as a classic account of the early Spanish efforts to convert the Indians of Peru, Father De Arriaga's book, originally published in 1621, has become comparatively rare even in its Spanish editions. This translation now makes available for the first time in English a unique record of the customs and religious practices that prevailed... 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...

  • Let the People Decideby J. Todd Moye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    In the middle of the Mississippi Delta lies rural, black-majority Sunflower County. J. Todd Moye examines the social histories of civil rights and white resistance movements in Sunflower, tracing the development of organizing strategies in separate racial communities over four decades. Sunflower County was home to both James Eastland, one of the... more...

  • Black Life on the Mississippiby Thomas C. Buchanan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 23.00

    All along the Mississippi--on country plantation landings, urban levees and quays, and the decks of steamboats--nineteenth-century African Americans worked and fought for their liberty amid the slave trade and the growth of the cotton South. Offering a counternarrative to Twain's well-known tale from the perspective of the pilothouse, Thomas C. Buchanan... more...