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  • 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...

  • Little Taste of Freedomby Emilye Crosby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    In this long-term community study of the freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Emilye Crosby explores the impact of the African American freedom struggle on small communities in general and questions common assumptions that are based on the national movement. The legal successes at the national level in the mid 1960s... 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...