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Chasing the Santa Fe Ring - Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico (Paperback): David L. Caffey Chasing the Santa Fe Ring - Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico (Paperback)
David L. Caffey
R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Anyone who has even a casual acquaintance with the history of New Mexico in the nineteenth century has heard of the Santa Fe Ring-seekers of power and wealth in the post-Civil War period famous for public corruption and for dispossessing landholders. Surprisingly, however, scholars have alluded to the Ring but never really described this shadowy entity, which to this day remains a kind of black hole in New Mexico's territorial history. David Caffey looks beyond myth and symbol to explore its history. Who were its supposed members, and what did they do to deserve their unsavory reputation? Were their actions illegal or unethical? What were the roles of leading figures like Stephen B. Elkins and Thomas B. Catron? What was their influence on New Mexico's struggle for statehood? Caffey's book tells the story of the rise and fall of this remarkably durable alliance.

All Trails Lead to Santa Fe - Guide and Map for Three National Historic Trails Connecting Santa Fe to the Rest of the World... All Trails Lead to Santa Fe - Guide and Map for Three National Historic Trails Connecting Santa Fe to the Rest of the World (Sheet map)
Three Trails Conference, Kathryn Huelster, Dick Huelster
R347 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gateway to Freedom - The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves (Hardcover): Eric Foner Gateway to Freedom - The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves (Hardcover)
Eric Foner
R515 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R91 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. In Gateway to Freedom, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the network led by these three men helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty. The previously unexamined records compiled by Gay offer a portrait of fugitive slaves who passed through New York City - where they originated, how they escaped, who helped them in both North and South, and how they were forwarded to freedom in Canada.

The Last of the President's Men (Paperback): Bob Woodward The Last of the President's Men (Paperback)
Bob Woodward 1
R287 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R89 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President's Men. Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon's resignation. In 46 hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by thousands of documents, many of them original and not in the presidential archives and libraries, Woodward has uncovered new dimensions of Nixon's secrets, obsessions and deceptions. Butterfield provides the intimate details of what it was like working and living just feet from the most powerful man in the world as he sought to navigate the obligations to his president and the truth of Nixon's obsessions and deceptions. The Last of the President's Men could not be more timely and relevant as the public in America and around the world question how much do we know about President Donald Trump and the people who won the presidency with him in 2016 - what really drives them, how do they really make decisions, who do they surround themselves with, and what are their true political and personal values?

Teaching Indigenous Students - Honoring Place, Community, and Culture (Paperback): Jon Reyhner Teaching Indigenous Students - Honoring Place, Community, and Culture (Paperback)
Jon Reyhner
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Indigenous students learn and retain more when teachers value the language and culture of the students' community and incorporate them into the curriculum. This is a principle enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) and borne out both by the successes of Indigenous-language immersion schools and by the failures of past assimilationist practices and the recent English-only policies of the No Child Left Behind Act in the United States. Teaching Indigenous Students puts culturally based education squarely into practice. The volume, edited and with an introduction by leading American Indian education scholar Jon Reyhner, brings together new and dynamic research from established and emerging voices in the field of American Indian and Indigenous education. All of the contributions show how the quality of education for Indigenous students can be improved through the promotion of culturally and linguistically appropriate schooling. Grounded in place, community, and culture, the approaches set out in this volume reflect the firsthand experiences of teachers and students in interacting not just with texts and one another, but also with the local community and environment. The authors address the specifics of teaching the full range of subjects - from learning literacy using culturally meaningful texts to inquiry-based science curricula, and from math instruction that incorporates real-world experience to social studies that blend oral history and local culture with national and world history. Teaching Indigenous Students also emphasizes the importance of art, music, and physical education, both traditional and modern, in producing well-rounded human beings and helping students establish their identity as twenty-first-century Indigenous peoples. Surveying the work of Indigenous-language immersion schools around the world, this volume also holds out hope for the revitalization of Indigenous languages and traditional cultural values.

Faith In Bikinis - Politics and Leisure in the Coastal South since the Civil war (Paperback): Anthony J Stanonis Faith In Bikinis - Politics and Leisure in the Coastal South since the Civil war (Paperback)
Anthony J Stanonis
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

While traditional industries like textile or lumber mills have received a majority of the scholarly attention devoted to southern economic development, "Faith in Bikinis "presents an untold story of the New South, one that explores how tourism played a central role in revitalizing the southern economy and transforming southern culture after the Civil War. Along the coast of the American South, a culture emerged that negotiated the more rigid religious, social, and racial practices of the inland cotton country and the more indulgent consumerism of vacationers, many from the North, who sought greater freedom to enjoy sex, gambling, alcohol, and other pleasures. On the shoreline, the Sunbelt South--the modern South--first emerged.
This book examines those tensions and how coastal southerners managed to placate both. White supremacy was supported, but the resorts' dependence on positive publicity gave African Americans leverage to pursue racial equality, including access to beaches often restored through the expenditure of federal tax dollars. Displays of women clad in scanty swimwear served to market resorts via pamphlets, newspaper promotions, and film. Yet such marketing of sexuality was couched in the form of carefully managed beauty contests and the language of Christian wholesomeness widely celebrated by resort boosters. Prohibition laws were openly flaunted in Galveston, Biloxi, Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach, and elsewhere. Yet revenue from sales taxes made states reluctant to rein in resort activities. This revenue bridged the divide between the coastal resorts and agricultural interests, creating a space for the New South to come into being.

Tortillas - A Cultural History (Paperback): Paula E. Morton Tortillas - A Cultural History (Paperback)
Paula E. Morton
R516 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The ordinary tortilla was an extraordinary bond between the human and divine. . . . From birthdays to religious ceremonies, the people of Mesoamerica commemorated important events with tortillas. One Maya tribe even buried their dead with tortillas so that the dogs eaten as dinner during life would not bite the deceased in revenge."--from Tortillas: A Cultural History

For centuries tortillas have remained a staple of the Mexican diet, but the rich significance of this unleavened flatbread stretches far beyond food. Today the tortilla crosses cultures and borders as part of an international network of people, customs, and culinary traditions.

In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla. Morton tells the story of tortillas and the people who make and eat them--from the Mexican woman rolling the mano over the metate to grind corn, to the enormous wheat tortillas made in northern Mexico, to twenty-first-century elaborations like the stuffed burrito. This study--the first to extensively present the tortilla's history, symbolism, and impact--shows how the tortilla has changed our understanding of home cooking, industrialized food, healthy cuisine, and the people who live across borders.

Full-Court Quest - The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions of the World (Paperback): Linda Peavy, Ursula... Full-Court Quest - The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions of the World (Paperback)
Linda Peavy, Ursula Smith
R613 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R97 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Most fans of women's basketball would be startled to learn that girls' teams were making their mark more than a century ago - and that none was more prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana. Playing like ""lambent flames"" across the polished floors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls from Fort Shaw stormed the state to emerge as Montana's first basketball champions. Taking their game to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, these young women introduced an international audience to the fledgling game and returned home with a trophy declaring them champions. World champions. And yet their triumphs were forgotten - until Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith chanced upon a team photo and embarked on a ten-year journey of discovery. Their in-depth research and extensive collaboration with the teammates' descendents and tribal kin have resulted in a narrative as entertaining as it is authentic. Full-Court Quest offers a rare glimpse into American Indian life and into the world of women's basketball before ""girls' rules"" temporarily shackled the sport. For anyone captivated by Sea Biscuit, A League of Their Own, and other accounts of unlikely champions, this book rates as nothing but net.

Forbidden Fashions - Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents (Hardcover): Isabella Campagnol Forbidden Fashions - Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents (Hardcover)
Isabella Campagnol
R741 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Form-fitting dresses, silk veils, earrings, furs, high-heeled shoes, make up, and dyed, flowing hair. It is difficult for a contemporary person to reconcile these elegant clothes and accessories with the image of cloistered nuns. For many of the some thousand nuns in early modern Venice, however, these fashions were the norm.
Often locked in convents without any religious calling--simply to save their parents the expense of their dowry--these involuntary nuns relied on the symbolic meaning of secular clothes, fabrics, and colors to rebel against the rules and prescriptions of conventual life and to define roles and social status inside monastic society.
Calling upon mountains of archival documents, most of which have never been seen in print, "Forbidden Fashions" is the first book to focus specifically upon the dress of nuns in Venetian convents and offers new perspective on the intersection of dress and the city's social and economic history.

Dolle's Candyland, Inc. (Paperback): Anna Dolle Bushnell Dolle's Candyland, Inc. (Paperback)
Anna Dolle Bushnell
R453 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ghost Towns of Route 66 - The Forgotten Places Along America's Famous Highway (Hardcover): Jim Hinckley Ghost Towns of Route 66 - The Forgotten Places Along America's Famous Highway (Hardcover)
Jim Hinckley; Photographs by James Kerrick
R573 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R105 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 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 Architecture of LSU (Hardcover): J Michael Desmond The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover)
J Michael Desmond
R1,434 Discovery Miles 14 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The core of the LSU campus is an example of what we can do when we set our sights high. It stands out today as one of the most successful and inspiring examples in the state, one meant by its architect to become an intuitive course in architecture for the students, spreading the influence of its ideals and inspirations across the highlands and lowlands of Louisiana. from The Architecture of LSU When viewed from the technical vantage point of an architect, the discerning eye of an artist, or sociocultural perspective of a historian, the remarkable buildings of Louisiana State University reveal not only a legacy that goes back to the Renaissance, but also a primer of architectural principles that guided the creation of one of the most distinctive academic environments in the United States. Author, professor, and architect J. Michael Desmond traces the university s development from its origins in Pineville, Louisiana, before the Civil War, through its two downtown Baton Rouge locations, to its move to the Williams Gartness Plantation south of the city in the 1920s. The layout of the present campus began with the picturesque vision of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The German-born architect Theodore Link developed and reinterpreted the Olmsted campus plan, producing designs for fourteen of the nineteen core campus buildings. After his untimely death in 1923, the New Orleans firm of Wogan & Bernard completed the buildings in Link s masterplan, which in their formal symmetry and fine classical details reflect the influence of sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio. Explosive growth during the 1930s and the impact of the automobile demanded an expansion beyond the campus core. The firm of Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth took over as campus architects in 1932, and Baton Rouge landscaper Steele Burden oversaw the live oak plantings for which the LSU campus is now renowned. The essential structure of the campus and its landscape was in place by the time the United States entered World War II. The Architecture of LSU includes a wealth of photographs, plans, drawings, and maps that underscore the contributions of key historical figures and the genealogies of the campus s architecture and planning. By meticulously tracing the origins and evolution of LSU s architectural core and exploring the wider scope of American college campus design, Desmond shows the far-reaching rewards of public environments that integrate natural and constructed elements to meet both practical and aesthetic goals.

The Road to Blair Mountain - Saving a Mine Wars Battlefield from King Coal (Paperback): Charles B Keeney The Road to Blair Mountain - Saving a Mine Wars Battlefield from King Coal (Paperback)
Charles B Keeney
R590 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1921 Blair Mountain in southern West Virginia was the site of the country's bloodiest armed insurrection since the Civil War, a battle pitting miners led by Frank Keeney against agents of the coal barons intent on quashing organized labor. It was the largest labor uprising in US history. Ninety years later, the site became embroiled in a second struggle, as activists came together to fight the coal industry, state government, and the military- industrial complex in a successful effort to save the battlefield-sometimes dubbed 'labor's Gettysburg'-from destruction by mountaintop removal mining. The Road to Blair Mountain is the moving and sometimes harrowing story of Charles Keeney's fight to save this irreplaceable landscape. Beginning in 2011, Keeney-a historian and great-grandson of Frank Keeney-led a nine-year legal battle to secure the site's placement on the National Register of Historic Places. His book tells a David-and-Goliath tale worthy of its own place in West Virginia history. A success story for historic preservation and environmentalism, it serves as an example of how rural, grassroots organizations can defeat the fossil fuel industry.

North Carolina and the Two World Wars (Paperback): Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, Nancy Midgette North Carolina and the Two World Wars (Paperback)
Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, Nancy Midgette
R366 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rebels and King's Men - Bertie County in the Revolutionary War (Paperback): Gerald W. Thomas Rebels and King's Men - Bertie County in the Revolutionary War (Paperback)
Gerald W. Thomas
R364 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New Roads and Old Rivers - Louisiana's Historic Pointe Coupee Parish (Hardcover): Richard Sexton, Randy Harelson New Roads and Old Rivers - Louisiana's Historic Pointe Coupee Parish (Hardcover)
Richard Sexton, Randy Harelson
R1,098 R894 Discovery Miles 8 940 Save R204 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New Roads and Old Rivers captures the natural and cultural vitality of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, as seen in the stunning photographs of Richard Sexton, with text by Randy Harelson and Brian Costello. Pointe Coupee is one of the oldest settlements in the Mississippi Valley, dating to the 1720s. French for "a place cut off," the name refers to the area's three oxbow lakes, separated from the Mississippi over centuries. Edged by the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, Pointe Coupee remains a land rich in Creole heritage, distinct in geographical beauty, and abounding in historic homes and farms. In 200 color images, Sexton artistically portrays the region's sights: Native American mounds, bayous and lakes, productive agricultural fields and industries, slave cabins and plantation homes, small towns, and family and civic celebrations. Photographs include most of Pointe Coupee's seventy surviving antebellum structures, along with some of its sixty-two massive trees listed on the Live Oak Society register. A timeline of key events situates the parish's history within the wider world. From the Pointe Coupee Coast -- where in the early 1700s explorers, soldiers, missionaries, colonists, and enslaved and free people of color began settling the banks of the Mississippi River -- to the Acadiana Trail -- US-190, the only four-lane highway in the parish -- New Roads and Old Rivers illuminates the history and cultural foundations of the entire state. This arresting portrait of Old Louisiana honors Pointe Coupee generations, past and present.

Reckless Disregard - St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law (Hardcover): Eric P Robinson Reckless Disregard - St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law (Hardcover)
Eric P Robinson
R1,102 Discovery Miles 11 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the years following the landmark United States Supreme Court decision on libel law in New York Times v. Sullivan, the court ruled on a number of additional cases that continued to shape the standards of protected speech. As part of this key series of judgments, the justices explored the contours of the Sullivan ruling and established the definition of ""reckless disregard"" as it pertains to ""actual malice"" in the case of St. Amant v. Thompson. While an array of scholarly and legal literature examines Sullivan and some subsequent cases, the St. Amant case- once called ""the most important of the recent Supreme Court libel decisions""- has not received the attention it warrants. Eric P. Robinson's Reckless Disregard corrects this omission with a thorough analysis of the case and its ramifications. The history of St. Amant v. Thompson begins with the contentious 1962 U.S. Senate primary election in Louisiana, between incumbent Russell Long and businessman Philemon ""Phil"" A. St. Amant. The initial lawsuit stemmed from a televised campaign address in which St. Amant attempted to demonstrate Long's alleged connections with organized crime and corrupt union officials. Although St. Amant's claims had no effect on the outcome of the election, a little-noticed statement he made during the address- that money had ""passed hands"" between Baton Rouge Teamsters leader Ed Partin and East Baton Rouge Parish deputy sheriff Herman A. Thompson- led to a defamation lawsuit that ultimately passed through the legal system to the Supreme Court. A decisive step in the journey toward the robust protections that American courts provide to comments about public officials, public figures, and matters of public interest, St. Amant v. Thompson serves as a significant development in modern American defamation law. Robinson's study deftly examines the background of the legal proceedings as well as their social and political context. His analysis of how the Supreme Court ruled in this case reveals the justices' internal deliberations, shedding new light on a judgment that forever changed American libel law.

Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback): Richard Cockett Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback)
Richard Cockett
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The best single-volume analysis of Burma, its checkered history, and its attempts to reform Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform. Cockett's enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation.

Calamity Jane - The Woman and the Legend (Paperback): James D McLaird Calamity Jane - The Woman and the Legend (Paperback)
James D McLaird
R590 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Forget Doris Day singing on the stagecoach. Forget Robin Weigert's gritty portrayal on HBO's Deadwood. The real Calamity Jane was someone the likes of whom you've never encountered. That is, until now. This book is a definitive biography of Martha Canary, the woman popularly known as Calamity Jane. Written by one of today's foremost authorities on this notorious character, it is a meticulously researched account of how an alcoholic prostitute was transformed into a Wild West heroine. Always on the move across the northern plains, Martha was more camp follower than the scout of legend. A mother of two, she often found employment as waitress, laundress, or dance hall girl and was more likely to be wearing a dress than buckskin. But she was hard to ignore when she'd had a few drinks, and she exploited the aura of fame that dime novels created around her, even selling her autobiography and photos to tourists. Gun toting, swearing, hard drinking - Calamity Jane was all of these, to be sure. But whatever her flaws or foibles, James D. McLaird paints a compelling portrait of an unconventional woman who more than once turned the tables on those who sought to condemn or patronize her. He also includes dozens of photos - many never before seen - depicting Jane in her many guises. His book is a long-awaited biography of Martha Canary and the last word on Calamity Jane.

The American South and the Great War, 1914-1924 (Hardcover): Matthew L. Downs, M. Ryan Floyd, Annette Cox, James Hall, Fritz... The American South and the Great War, 1914-1924 (Hardcover)
Matthew L. Downs, M. Ryan Floyd, Annette Cox, James Hall, Fritz Hamer, …
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Edited by Matthew L. Downs and M. Ryan Floyd, The American South and the Great War, 1914- 1924 investigates how American participation in World War I further strained the region's relationship with the federal government, how wartime hardships altered the South's traditional social structure, and how the war effort stressed and reshaped the southern economy. The volume contends that participation in World War I contributed greatly to the modernization of the South, initiating changes ultimately realized during World War II and the postwar era. Although the war had a tremendous impact on the region, few scholars have analyzed the topic in a comprehensive fashion, making this collection a much-needed addition to the study of American and southern history. These essays address a variety of subjects, including civil rights, economic growth and development, politics and foreign policy, women's history, gender history, and military history. Collectively, this volume highlights a time and an experience often overshadowed by later events, illustrating the importance of World War I in the emergence of a modern South.

Lost Restaurants of Chicago (Paperback): Greg Bozo Lost Restaurants of Chicago (Paperback)
Greg Bozo
R517 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pacifist Prophet - Papunhank and the Quest for Peace in Early America (Hardcover): Richard W. Pointer Pacifist Prophet - Papunhank and the Quest for Peace in Early America (Hardcover)
Richard W. Pointer
R804 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R161 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Pacifist Prophet recounts the untold history of peaceable Native Americans in the eighteenth century, as explored through the world of Papunhank (ca. 1705-75), a Munsee and Moravian prophet, preacher, reformer, and diplomat. Papunhank's life was dominated by a search for a peaceful homeland in Pennsylvania and the Ohio country amid the upheavals of the era between the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution. His efforts paralleled other Indian quests for autonomy but with a crucial twist: he was a pacifist committed to using only nonviolent means. Such an approach countered the messages of other Native prophets and ran against the tide in an early American world increasingly wrecked with violence, racial hatred, and political turmoil. Nevertheless, Papunhank was not alone. He followed and contributed to a longer and wider indigenous peace tradition. Richard W. Pointer shows how Papunhank pushed beyond the pragmatic pacifism of other Indians and developed from indigenous and Christian influences a principled pacifism that became the driving force of his life and leadership. Hundreds of Native people embraced his call to be "a great Lover of Peace" in their quests for home. Against formidable odds, Papunhank's prophetic message spoke boldly to Euro-American and Native centers of power and kept many Indians alive during a time when their very survival was constantly threatened. Papunhank's story sheds critical new light on the responses of some Munsees, Delawares, Mahicans, Nanticokes, and Conoys for whom the "way of war" was no way at all.

From Cochise to Geronimo - The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874-1886 (Paperback): Edwin R. Sweeney From Cochise to Geronimo - The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874-1886 (Paperback)
Edwin R. Sweeney
R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the decade after the death of their revered chief Cochise in 1874, the Chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the U.S. government further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo, Edwin R. Sweeney builds on his previous biographies of Chiricahua leaders Cochise and Mangas Coloradas to offer a definitive history of the turbulent period between Cochise's death and Geronimo's surrender in 1886. Sweeney shows that the cataclysmic events of the 1870s and 1880s stemmed in part from seeds of distrust sown by the American military in 1861 and 1863. In 1876 and 1877, the U.S. government proposed moving the Chiricahuas from their ancestral homelands in New Mexico and Arizona to the San Carlos Reservation. Some made the move, but most refused to go or soon fled the reviled new reservation, viewing the government's concentration policy as continued U.S. perfidy. Bands under the leadership of Victorio and Geronimo went south into the Sierra Madre of Mexico, a redoubt from which they conducted bloody raids on American soil. Sweeney draws on American and Mexican archives, some only recently opened, to offer a balanced account of life on and off the reservation in the 1870s and 1880s. From Cochise to Geronimo details the Chiricahuas' ordeal in maintaining their identity despite forced relocations, disease epidemics, sustained warfare, and confinement. Resigned to accommodation with Americans but intent on preserving their culture, they were determined to survive as a people.

Women on the North American Plains (Paperback): Renee M. Laegreid Women on the North American Plains (Paperback)
Renee M. Laegreid
R932 R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Save R204 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first comprehensive view of women on the North American Plains, these essays explore the richness, variety, and complexity of their experiences. From prehistory to the present, the Great Plains have played a significant role in the lives of women who moved to or across them, cleaving to cultural ideas and patterns while adapting to the rigors of the region. Twelve essays--arranged chronologically within sub-regions--draw upon innovative theoretical and methodological approaches, including gender/transgender studies, decolonization of Native peoples, and the influence of nation states. Richly grounded in the particular, these essays also contextualize the stories of specific women and locales within larger social, political, and economic trends. Individually and collectively, they reveal the intricate relations that tie together people and place. Here are long-needed perspectives on the diverse lives of women who have been--and who continue to be--too often ignored in wider histories of the Plains. Also 04 Activeable in cloth, 978-0-89672-733-5, $65.00

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