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  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin American Historyby Vincent Peloso

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Spanish and Portuguese empires that existed in the Americas for over three hundred years resulted in the creation of a New World population in which a complex array of racial and ethnic distinctions were embedded in the discourse of power. During the colonial era, racial and ethnic identities were publicly acknowledged by the state and the Church,... more...

  • New Jerseyby Maxine N. Lurie; Richard Veit; Michael Birkner; Howard Gillette; G. Kurt Piehler; Brian Greenberg; Larry Greene; Graham Hodges; John Fea; Paul Israel; Marc Mappen; Maxine N. Lurie

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    New Jersey: A History of the Garden State is a fresh and comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians are brought together to offer a new look at the ways in which the Garden State has changed over time. From its pivotal role... more...

  • New Jerseyby Craig A. Doherty; Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    New Jersey provides intriguing descriptions of life in the early colony, including such details as the division of New Jersey into East and West; the effect of the presence of the Society of Friends; the success of farming, which contributed to the state's nickname, "The Garden State"; and the history of slavery in the colony. more...

  • By-Ways of Warby James Jeffrey Roche

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, the term "filibuster" refers to a tactic used by loquacious lawmakers who seek to prevent a vote by delivering marathon-length speeches. But in the past, the term had a different meaning -- it referred to freelance mercenaries who traveled to foreign countries with the aim of sparking a war or revolution. James Jeffrey Roche presents... more...

  • A Journey in Southeastern Mexicoby Henry Howard Harper

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In this detailed travelogue, author Henry Howard Harper recounts his extended tour through the Mexican regions of Campeche, Tabasco, and Yucatan, conveying a vivid sense of the country's rugged landscape, vibrant cultural traditions, and unique history. more...

  • Lateinamerika und die USAby Stefan Rinke; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 171.66

    Beim Gedanken an den amerikanischen Kontinent hat man sofort die Vorstellung von der Supermacht USA und ihrem lateinamerikanischen Hinterhof präsent. Vergessen wird dabei leicht, dass die USA einstmals der ?Wilde Westen? waren, während Mittel- und Südamerika auf alten Hochkulturen aufbauten und die Schatzkammern Spaniens und Portugals waren. Stefan... more...

  • Amady Aly Dieng Memoires d'un Etudiant Africain Volume 1by Aly Dieng

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 24.70

    The struggle for independence and the unity of African countries was at its peak during the period between 1945 and 1960. These testing times turned out to be the formative years of the young Amady Aly Dieng, and set the stage for an eventful life of commitment and challenges of all sorts for someone who – along with other young African students, many... more...

  • Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlandsby Brett A. Houk

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    For more than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and sites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have shaped our understanding of the Maya. Yet the lowlands of Belize, which were once home to a rich urban tradition that persisted and evolved for almost 2,000 years, are treated as peripheral to these great Classic period sites.... more...

  • Ancient Maya Political Dynamicsby Antonia E. Foias

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... more...

  • The Ancient Maya of Mexicoby Geoffrey E. Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now.... more...