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- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 49.95
James Mallory was an uncommon Southerner. Most inhabitants of the Old South, especially the plain folk, devoted more time to leisurely activities--drinking, gambling, hunting, fishing, and just loafing--than did Mallory, a workaholic agriculturalist, who experimented with new plants, orchards, and manures, as well as the latest farming equipment... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 37.75
Das Aufeinandertreffen grundlegend unterschiedlicher Relevanzstrukturen ist ein Phänomen, von dem verstärkt AkteurInnengruppen betroffen sind, deren Selbst-Weltverhältnis nicht primär in der Moderne gründet. Diese Studie untersucht ?indigene? Lebensentwürfe in Mexiko, die sich im Spannungsfeld von Modernisierung und von westlichen Vorstellungen divergierenden... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
"So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
In July 1864, Union General William T. Sherman ordered the arrest and deportation of more than 400 women and children from the villages of Roswell and New Manchester, Georgia. Branded as traitors for their work in the cotton mills that supplied much needed material to the Confederacy, these civilians were shipped to cities in the North (already crowded... more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 70.00
This book is a radical reinterpretation of the process that led to Mexican independence in 1821?one that emphasizes Mexico's continuity with Spanish political culture. During its final decades under Spanish rule, New Spain was the most populous, richest, and most developed part of the worldwide Spanish Monarchy, and most novohispanos (people of New... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 94.00
The term ?filibuster? often brings to mind a senator giving a long-winded speech in opposition to a bill, but the term had a different connotation in the nineteenth century?invasion of foreign lands by private military forces. Spanish Texas was a target of such invasions. Generally given short shrift in the studies of American-based filibustering,... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56
¡Mi Raza Primero! is the first book to examine the Chicano movement's development in one locale?in this case Los Angeles, home of the largest population of people of Mexican descent outside of Mexico City. Ernesto Chávez focuses on four organizations that constituted the heart of the movement: The Brown Berets, the Chicano Moratorium Committee, La... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.50
This book is a richly detailed exploration of the complex and cosmopolitan urban culture inhabited by the Presbyterian elite of late-Georgian Belfast, which will prove to be of interest to a wide range of scholars working on the political, cultural and intellectual histories of both Ireland and Britain during the age of reform. more...
- Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 10.99
10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.?s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city?s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99
Arr matey! Do you want to know all about the ten most fantastic, fearsome and famous pirates of all time? Dare you read of how Francois LOlonnais ripped out a mans heart with his bare hands then gnawed at it like a ravenous wolf? And what of Sir Henry Morgan - callous pirate or loyal privateer? How did Cheung Po Tsai build up a fleet of... more...