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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
On May 14, 2003, a familiar risk-filled journey, taken by hopeful Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States, took a tragic turn. Inside a sweltering truck abandoned in Texas, authorities found at least 74 people packed into a "human heap of desperation." After months of investigation, a 25-year-old Honduran-born woman... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 60.00
In Consumers and Citizens, Néstor García Canclini, the best-known and most innovative cultural studies scholar in Latin America, maps the critical effects of urban sprawl and global media and commodity markets on citizens-and shows at the same time that the complex results mean not only a shrinkage of certain traditional rights (particularly those... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00
Pinheiro explores the power and perseverance of James K. Polk, who overcame the political intrigues of both members of his own Democratic party and the Whigs in Washington, D.C., as well as the challenges posed by many of his own commanding officers in the field, to lead the nation to victory during the Mexican War while establishing important precedents... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95
This book investigates the forced migration of the Delawares in the United States and the Yaquis in Mexico, focusing primarily on the impact removal from tribal lands had on the (ethnic) identity of these two indigenous societies. It analyzes Native responses to colonial and state policies to determine the practical options that each group had in... more...
- Zed Books 2006; US$ 25.95
Mexicans have long dreamt of the First World, and in recent times it has landed there with a thud. Under the guise of globalization, Mexico opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. The impacts have been paradoxical. A vibrant civil society is marred by human rights abuses and violent rebellion. Market reforms... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95
Pawning was a common credit mechanism in Mexico City in the 19th century. A two-tiered sector of public and private pawnbrokers provided collateral credit. This book shows how Mexican women depended on credit to run their households since the Bourbon era and how the collateral credit business of pawnbroking developed into a profitable enterprise. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00
The charismatic former president of Mexico offers a candid and provocative perspective on the state of world affairs . As president of Mexico, Vicente Fox brought true democracy to the country after seven decades of one party rule. Elected as a political outsider with a message of honesty, change, and hope, he is truly a hero of democracy, and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America?s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia?s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu... more...