Author: Francesca Miller
Category: Political Science
A clear and detailed study of Latin American women’s history from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Author: David Patrick Geggus
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Sharing attention with such tumultuous events as the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War, Haiti's fifteen-year struggle for racial equality, slave emancipation, and colonial independence challenged notions about racial hierarchy that were gaining legitimacy in an Atlantic world dominated by Europeans and the slave trade. The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World explores the multifarious influence -- from economic to ideological to psychological -
Author: Fernand Braudel
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
The French historian takes an anti-ethnocentric look at the broad, continuing sweep of the history of civilization since the eighth century. By the author of The Structures of Everyday Life.
Author: Daniel L. Barrow,Issam A. Awad
Spinal Vascular Malformations is a comprehensive text detailing the historical perspective and evolution of current understanding of the various vascular malformations involving the spinal cord. Contributing authors are recognized experts in the fields of anatomy, pathophysiology, hemodynamics, imaging and the surgical and endovascular treatment of vascular malformations of the spinal cord. (Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
Author: Haven Kimmel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In her first two books, Haven Kimmel claimed her spot on the literary scene- surprising readers with her memoir, A Girl Named Zippy, and winning an outpouring of critical acclaim for her first novel, The Solace of Leaving Early. Now, in her second novel, she brings to the page a heroine's tireless quest for truth, love, justice, and the perfect game of 9-ball. Cassie Claiborne's world is riddled with problems beyond her control: her hard- living, pool-shooting father has another wife; her stoic, long-suffering mother is incapable of moving herself mentally away from the kitchen window; her sister Belle is a tempest of fragility and brilliance; her closest friends, Puck and Emmy, are adolescent harbingers of their own doomed futures. Frustrated by her inability to care deeply enough for so many troubled souls, Cassie finds in the local pool hall an oasis of green felt where she can master objects and restrain her emotions. As Cassie grows from a quietly complex girl into a headstrong young woman, she takes on the thankless role of family provider by working odd jobs and hustling pool. All the while, she keeps her eye on the ultimate prize: wringing suitable justice out of past wrongs and freeing herself from the inertia that is her life. In this ultimately uplifting story, Haven Kimmel reaches deep into the hamstrung souls of her fictional corner of Indiana. Remarkable for its tough tenderness, Something Rising (Light and Swift) is an astonishing work of pure heartbreak.
Developmental and Progressive Studies for Flute
Author: Robert Cavally
Publisher: Robert Cavally Editions
(Robert Cavally Editions). These highly anticipated volumes from the studio of legendary flutist Robert Cavally represent a wealth of pedagogy from a beloved teacher and performer of the flute. Published in three series and four levels, the Developmental and Progressive Studies for Flute join Cavally's famous Melodious and Progressive Studies as some of the most important repertoire available to student and professional flutists. Use all three books in a level for the maximum development. * Tone Studies - Primer HL00119343 * Scale Studies - Primer HL00114956 * Velocity Studies - Primer HL00119360 * Tone Studies - Book 1 HL00119355 * Scale Studies - Book 1 HL00117659 * Velocity Studies - Book 1 HL00119361 * Tone Studies - Book 2 HL00119356 (available summer 2014) * Scale Studies - Book 2 HL00119358 (available summer 2014) * Velocity Studies - Book 2 HL00119362 (available summer 2014) * Tone Studies - Book 3 HL00119357 (available summer 2014) * Scale Studies - Book 3 HL00119359 (available summer 2014) * Velocity Studies - Book 3 HL00119363 (available summer 2014)
Class, Polarization, and Conflict
Author: Steve Ellner,Daniel Hellinger
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Category: Political Science
Both a revisionist view of Venezuela?s recent political history and a fresh appraisal of the Chavez administration.
Author: Krystal Russell
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Lucas doesn't tie his shoes. That's why his laces are full of loops! Join Lucas on a long, loopy adventure through his imagination, and meet wonderful new friends who can't help but get tangled up in his laces. Ages 3 and up, rhyming.
The History and Policies of the Chavez Government
Author: Gregory Wilpert
Publisher: Verso Books
Venezuela under Hugo Chavez could be a model for peaceful revolutionor, as this definitive history shows, it could all be undone by the spectres of the past. Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state. Is Venezuela going through a peaceful, democratic "Bolivarian revolution," with the country's poor becoming politically engaged and beginning to share its oil wealth? Or is Chavez leading his country towards Latin American caudillismo at best, or Castro-style communism at worst? In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chavez government has instituted one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns that they have yet to overcome the dangerous spectres of the country's past: its culture of patronage and clientelism, its corruption, and its support for personality cultsall of them fuelled by the attention and interference of a succession of US administrations.
Author: Daniel H. Levine
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
Venezuela has had a long and bloody history of military dictatorships. Yet, since 1958, it has developed one of the few effective, competitive democracies in Latin America. To explain this transformation Daniel H. Levine analyzes the development of modern mass-based political parties with pervasive organizations and commanding strong loyalties; the changing structure and content of social and political conflict; and the gradual emergence of common norms governing political behavior. This book does not pretend to be a general survey of Venezuelan politics. Rather, it is an attempt to understand, for both theoretical and practical purposes, the development of shared "rules of the game" for political action in a heterogeneous society. Once these norms are accepted by key elites, and then imposed on recalcitrant oppositions, they provide a means of controlling and managing political conflict without eliminating it. Mr. Levine's conclusions are based primarily on case studies of specific political conflicts. His study of conflicts over educational reform uncovers the conditions in which a traditional sector of society—Catholic groups and institutions—moved from violent, total opposition to the political system to a position of accommodation. In the second case study he examines the role of students in politics, with special reference to the integration of students in national patterns of conflict and opposition. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Author: Julian Granberry
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
Taken from the surviving contemporary documentary sources, Julian Granberry's volume describes the grammar and lexicon for the extinct 17th-century Timucua language of Central and North Florida and traces the origins of the 17th-century Timucua speakers and their language. Originally privately published in 1987, with limited circulation, this is the only available publication on the Timucuan language. It provides full grammatical analysis and complete lexical data, and it synthesizes both linguistic and archaeological data in order to provide a coherent picture of the Timucua peoples. Granberry traces the probable historical origins of Timucua speakers to a central Amazonian homeland at approximately 2,500 B.C. and proposes that Timucua speakers were responsible for introducing ceramic wares into North America.
Author: Cornelis Ch Goslinga
Publisher: Florida and the Caribbean Open
The books in the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series demonstrate the University Press of Florida's long history of publishing Latin American and Caribbean studies titles that connect in and through Florida, highlighting the connections between the Sunshine State and its neighboring islands. Books in this series show how early explorers found and settled Florida and the Caribbean. They tell the tales of early pioneers, both foreign and domestic. They examine topics critical to the area such as travel, migration, economic opportunity, and tourism. They look at the growth of Florida and the Caribbean and the attendant pressures on the environment, culture, urban development, and the movement of peoples, both forced and voluntary. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series gathers the rich data available in these architectural, archaeological, cultural, and historical works, as well as the travelogues and naturalists' sketches of the area in prior to the twentieth century, making it accessible for scholars and the general public alike. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, under the Humanities Open Books program.
Author: Cornelis Christiaan Goslinga
For abstract see: Caribbean abstracts, no. 1 (1990); p. 56, no. 245; Itinerario, vol. 14, no. 3/4 (1990); p. 44, no. 4540; Anneke Huisman, in Bibliografische attenderingslijst voor docenten Neerlandistiek in het buitenland, jg. 6, nr. 2 (mei 1991); p. 28. - For review see: Alex van Stipriaan, in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, dl. 147, afl. 4 (1991); p. 541-542; Gert Oostindië, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, vol. 66, no. 1 & 2 (1992); p. 142-144; G.W. van der Meiden, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jg. 105, 3 (1992); p. 530-531.
Author: Hollis Micheal Tarver Denova,Julia C. Frederick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Discusses the history of Venezuela from the appearance of hunter-gatherers approximately twenty thousand years ago to its present day status as a major exporter of petroleum.
a political history
Author: R. Brian Ferguson
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
"Re-evaluation of Yanomamo warfare defends a material motivation hypothesis grounded in an etic behavioral approach. Elaborating a method previously applied to the study of Pacific Northwest warfare patterns, author develops a formal analytic model and ap
Author: Joseph Anthony (Fred)
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book is a compilation of many writngs: poems,prose,essays and some dialogue about the invaluable life of sobriety; my continued recovery from alcoholism for over 26 + years; in the 12 Steps of Recovery and in union with God. However, this work is not limited to one subject. Some of this book is about my personality ( or lack of one ), my childhood, my family, my Christian faith and further about my continuing relationship with my wife and my association with some very "special friends"; also, containing a collage of thoughts and words about various other topics of "life" in sobriety. One day, at a meeting, I came in contact with a friend who knew about Xlibris. I made contact with them and the book was born. This book is not written in perfect English because I and most folks, do not speak or think in perfect English. The book is not printed in perfection, to wit: some works are in all Caps, some in partial Caps because it makes it easier for me and others to see. No disrespect is meant to anyone. This just reminds me that I am NOT PERFECT nor will I ever be. I hope you find value in my writings. That is the purpose for which I, inspired by the Lord, have written them. Thank you. May God grant your every need. With respect and love for you all, Fred