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  • Our Appalachiaby Laurel Shackelford; Bill Weinberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Many books have been written about Appalachia, but few have voiced its concerns with the warmth and directness of this one. From hundreds of interviews gathered by the Appalachian Oral History Project, editors Laurel Shackelford and Bill Weinberg have woven a rich verbal tapestry that portrays the people and the region in all their variety. The words... more...

  • Purchasing Whitenessby Ann Twinam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar —a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...

  • The United States and the Caribbean Republics, 1921-1933by Dana Gardner Munro

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 56.00 US$ 50.96

    Between 1921 and 1933, the United States moved from a policy of active intervention to a policy of noninterference in the internal political affairs of the Caribbean states. How the shift from the diplomacy of the Taft and Wilson administrations to the Good Neighbor policy of Franklin Roosevelt occurred is the subject of Dana Gardner Munro's book.... more...

  • Cauca's Indigenous Movement in Southwestern Colombiaby Brett Troyan

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book provides a vivid account of how the indigenous communities of Cauca in southwestern Colombia engaged with the Colombian central state . Troyan examines the state initiatives in the 1930s, ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s toward indigenous communities in Cauca, which sheds light on the political and social construction of Colombian indigenous... more...

  • A Living Treasureby Robert C. Knudsen

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    Walking through Arlington National Cemetery is an experience like no other. A quiet sense of respect persists, and the beauty is overwhelming. It is the final resting place of thousands of our nation’s war heroes, with more added every day in poignant and moving ceremonies. Robert C. Knudsen presents the majesty and dignity of this national cemetery... more...

  • Unlikely Dissentersby Anne Stefani

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    “An eye-opening account of southern white women who worked to challenge racial segregation. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice“Brings to life a small but important group of women who worked hard to change the South. . . . It will help to more fully explicate the motivation and experiences of women willing to challenge expected behavior in order to bring... more...

  • Fighting Monsters in the Abyssby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    Fighting Monsters in the Abyss offers a deeply insightful analysis of the efforts by the second administration of Colombian President Á lvaro Uribe Vé lez (2006– 2010) to resolve a decades-long Marxist insurgency in one of Latin America’ s most important nations. Continuing work from his prior books about earlier Colombian presidents and yet written... more...

  • Showing Teeth to the Dragonsby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Kline argues that the first administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez marks a decisive break in a seemingly endless cycle of civil war. Not only were the levels of homicide and kidnapping dramatically reduced, but the state took the offensive against the insurgents, strengthening the armed forces which in turn demonstrated clear support... more...

  • Carryin' Onby R. Scott Brunner

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.98

    Pat Conroy said that R. Scott Brunner’s Due South “delivers the goods and delivers them Southern fried”; Rick Bragg said that Brunner “writes like people down here talk, with beauty.” Carryin’ On more than delivers on the promise of its predecessor, with more of the disarming and hilarious insights that made Due South an instant classic. Here... more...

  • Archaeology and Created Memoryby Paul A. Shackel

    Springer US 2006; US$ 116.92

    Archaeology can either bolster memory and tradition, or contradict the status quo and provide an alternative view of the past. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts time-honored historical interpretations of the past (created and perpetuated by such interest groups as historians and the National Park Service) and... more...