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Confederates in Montana Territory - In the Shadow of Price's Army (Paperback): Ken Robison Confederates in Montana Territory - In the Shadow of Price's Army (Paperback)
Ken Robison
R479 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Union - The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood (Hardcover): Colin Woodard Union - The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood (Hardcover)
Colin Woodard
R710 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
AsiaTown Cleveland - From Tong Wars to Dim Sum (Paperback): Alan F Dutka AsiaTown Cleveland - From Tong Wars to Dim Sum (Paperback)
Alan F Dutka; Foreword by Johnny Wu
R471 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New Orleans Historic Hotels (Paperback): Paul Oswell New Orleans Historic Hotels (Paperback)
Paul Oswell
R473 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta (Paperback): Kat Robinson Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta (Paperback)
Kat Robinson; Photographs by Grav Weldon
R481 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Staten Island Slayings - Murderers & Mysteries of the Forgotten Borough (Paperback): Patricia M. Salmon Staten Island Slayings - Murderers & Mysteries of the Forgotten Borough (Paperback)
Patricia M. Salmon
R460 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A History of Lake Norman - Fish Camps to Ferraris (Paperback): Chuck McShane A History of Lake Norman - Fish Camps to Ferraris (Paperback)
Chuck McShane
R464 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rio - A Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande (Paperback): Melissa Savage Rio - A Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande (Paperback)
Melissa Savage; Introduction by William DeBuys
R708 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Rio Grande of the American Southwest. The dynamic Rio Grande has run through all the valley's diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river's great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Rio Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation - from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles - river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. Essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid, and Dan Flores illuminate the images.

Charity for and by the Poor - Franciscan and Indigenous Confraternities in Mexico, 1527-1700 (Hardcover, Co-Publication with... Charity for and by the Poor - Franciscan and Indigenous Confraternities in Mexico, 1527-1700 (Hardcover, Co-Publication with the American Academy of Franciscan History ed.)
Laura Dierksmeier
R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Spanish colonization of Latin America in the sixteenth century continues to provoke scholarly debate. Spanish missionaries employed various strategies to convert indigenous inhabitants to the Catholic faith, including operating schools, organizing choirs, and establishing charitable brotherhoods known as confraternities. In Charity for and by the Poor, Laura Dierksmeier investigates how the reformed Franciscans' commitment to evangelizing Mexico gave rise to an extensive network of local confraternities and their respective care institutions. She finds that these local groups were the chief welfare providers for the indigenous people during the early colonial period and were precursors of the modern social security system. Dierksmeier shows how the Franciscan missionary imperative to promote the works of mercy and charity inspired the goals, governance, and operations of indigenous confraternities, their hospital and orphan care, and their contributions to the moral economy, including releasing debt prisoners and lending money to the poor. Focusing on the inner logic and daily practices of indigenous confraternities, Charity for and by the Poor highlights their far-reaching effects on Mexican society. Dierksmeier argues that confraternities are best studied within the religious framework that established them, and she does so by analyzing confraternity record books, lawsuits, last wills, missionary correspondence, and parish records from archives in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Germany. The confraternity became an essential institution for protecting the indigenous population during epidemics, for integrating the various indigenous classes from the former Aztec Empire into the emerging social order, and for safeguarding indigenous self-governance within religious spheres. Most notably, Franciscan-established confraternities built social structures in which the poor were not only recipients of assistance but also, through their voluntary participation, self-empowered agents of community care. In this way, charity was provided for and by the poor.

Lost Miami Beach (Paperback): Carolyn Klepser Lost Miami Beach (Paperback)
Carolyn Klepser
R468 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R87 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ghosts of the Queen Mary (Paperback): Brian Clune Ghosts of the Queen Mary (Paperback)
Brian Clune; As told to Bob Davis
R421 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explore the haunted history of the RMS "Queen Mary."

Haunted Helena - Montana's Queen City Ghosts (Paperback): Ellen Baumler Haunted Helena - Montana's Queen City Ghosts (Paperback)
Ellen Baumler
R460 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explore the haunted history of Helena, Montana.

White House Years - The First Volume of His Classic Memoirs (Paperback): Henry Kissinger White House Years - The First Volume of His Classic Memoirs (Paperback)
Henry Kissinger
R576 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R163 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This monumental work, covering Kissinger's first four years (1969-1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and President Nixon's closest advisor on foreign policy, is one of the most significant books to come out of the Nixon administration. Among the countless moments Kissinger recalls in White House Years are his first meeting with Nixon, his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiations, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, and the historic summit meetings in Moscow and Beijing in 1972. He offers insights into the Middle East conflicts, Anwar Sadat's break with the Soviet Union, the election of Salvador Allende in Chile, issues of defense strategy, and relations with Europe and Japan. Other highlights are his relationship with Nixon, brilliant portraits of major foreign leaders, and his views on handling crises and the art of diplomacy. Few men have wielded as much influence on American foreign policy as Henry Kissinger. White House Years, his own record, makes an invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time.

Chronology of Virginia and the War of Independence, 1763-83 (Paperback): John E. Selby Chronology of Virginia and the War of Independence, 1763-83 (Paperback)
John E. Selby
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
St. Louis's the Hill (Paperback): Rio Vitale St. Louis's the Hill (Paperback)
Rio Vitale
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Hill was named for its proximity to the highest point in St. Louis. Italians, mainly from Northern Italy, immigrated to the area starting in the late 1800s; however, by 1910, Sicilians were also immigrating to the Hill. Agencies in Italy were employed by mining companies and other industries to help Italian citizens gather all the required documentation for immigration. Italians came to the Hill because of its proximity to the factory and the mines and because it was a district that allowed them to purchase land and build a home. The Parish of St. Ambrose was founded 1903. After the original church was destroyed by fire, the new church was completed in 1926. The Hill has been home to some of St. Louis's nationally known residents, including baseball heroes Joe Garagiola and Lawrence "Yogi" Berra.

Haunted Inns and Ghostly Getaways of Vermont (Paperback): Thea Lewis Haunted Inns and Ghostly Getaways of Vermont (Paperback)
Thea Lewis
R458 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover the stories behind Vermont's most haunted inns, hotels, and B&Bs.

A History of Dupont Circle - Center of High Society in the Capital (Paperback): Stephen A Hansen A History of Dupont Circle - Center of High Society in the Capital (Paperback)
Stephen A Hansen; Foreword by John De Ferrari
R525 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover the remarkable history of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.

The 1910 Slocum Massacre - An Act of Genocide in East Texas (Paperback): E. R. Bills The 1910 Slocum Massacre - An Act of Genocide in East Texas (Paperback)
E. R. Bills
R462 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla-Augusta region of neighboring Houston County. The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident--one of the largest mass murders of blacks in American history--is now largely forgotten. Investigate the facts behind this harrowing act of genocide in E.R. Bills's compelling inquiry into the Slocum Massacre.

The Siouan Tribes Of The East (Hardcover): James Mooney The Siouan Tribes Of The East (Hardcover)
James Mooney
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mountain Spirits: - A Chronicle of Corn Whiskey and the Southern Appalachian Moonshine Tradition (Paperback, New): Joseph Earl... Mountain Spirits: - A Chronicle of Corn Whiskey and the Southern Appalachian Moonshine Tradition (Paperback, New)
Joseph Earl Dabney
R498 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A thoughtful and informative look at moonshine whiskey and the characters who produced it in the Southern Appalachian region.

Murder at Rocky Point Park - Tragedy in Rhode Island's Summer Paradise (Paperback): Kelly Sullivan-Pezza Murder at Rocky Point Park - Tragedy in Rhode Island's Summer Paradise (Paperback)
Kelly Sullivan-Pezza
R457 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An exploration of the murder that occurred at Rocky Point Park in Warwick, Rhode Island in 1893.

Relatos (Spanish, Paperback): Julio Garmendia Relatos (Spanish, Paperback)
Julio Garmendia
R399 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Exploring Southern New Hampshire - History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters (Paperback): Lucie Bryar Exploring Southern New Hampshire - History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters (Paperback)
Lucie Bryar
R462 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Walkers, bikers, paddlers and snowshoers can encounter relics of the past and their incredible tales from Keene to the Seacoast. "Exploring Southern New Hampshire" takes history off the page, out of the car and into the welcoming pine-scented woods and pristine waters of the Granite State. Hike Mount Monadnock, paddle the Nashua River and retrace Lincoln's footsteps down Exeter's streets. Experience the legacy of a women's sawmill at Turkey Pond from the waters that powered it. Visit Cathedral of the Pines, a beautiful outdoor altar built with stones from historic sites around the world. Set sail on the Piscataqua River onboard a gundalow and learn about the region's rich maritime history. Local history explorer and nature lover Lucie Bryar leads readers through the Monadnock, Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions. Granite State natives and transplants alike will explore trails and waterways to gain a new appreciation for the history hidden in natural New Hampshire.

Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition): Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo... Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition)
Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo Valentine
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by an experienced team comprising of experts in the CAPE Caribbean Studies syllabus and examination, and teachers, this Study Guide covers elements of the syllabus you must know in an easy-to-use double-page format. Each topic begins with the key learning outcomes from the syllabus and contains a range of features designed to enhance your study of the subject.

The Stagecoach in Northern California - Rough Rides, Gold Camps & Daring Drivers (Paperback): Cheryl Anne Stapp The Stagecoach in Northern California - Rough Rides, Gold Camps & Daring Drivers (Paperback)
Cheryl Anne Stapp
R459 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New England stagemen followed thousands of bedazzled gold rushers out west in 1849, carving out the first public overland transportation routes in California. Daring drivers like Hank Monk navigated treacherous terrain, while entrepreneurs such as James Birch, Jared Crandall and Louis McLane founded stagecoach companies traveling from Stockton to the Oregon border and over the formidable Sierra Nevada. Stagecoaches hauling gold from isolated mines to big-city safes were easy targets for highwaymen like Black Bart. Road accidents could end in disaster--coaches even tumbled down mountainsides. Journey back with author Cheryl Anne Stapp to an era before the railroad and automobile arrived and discover the wild history of stagecoach travel in California.

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