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  • Bolivarby Robert Harvey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 25.95

    Simon Bolivar freed no fewer than what were to become six countries?a vast domain some 800,000 square miles in extent?from Spanish colonial rule in savage wars against the then-mightiest military machine on earth. The ferocity of his leadership and fighting earned him the grudging nickname ?the devil? from his enemies. His astonishing resilience... more...

  • Tschiffely's Rideby Aimé Tschiffely

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    From the southeast coast of South America through an expanse of Peruvian sands en route to the West Coast, then onward through Central American jungles and rainforest, and finally to New York, Tschiffely?s journey was considered impossible and absurd by many newspaper writers in 1925. However, after two and a half years on horseback with two of... more...

  • The Shooting of Rabbit Wellsby William Loizeaux

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter?s night in 1973, William “Rabbit? Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux,... more...

  • Colonial Spanish Americaby William B. Taylor; Kenneth Mills

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 42.99

    Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people?people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not repeat, the work of existing texts on this period, and its focus on people makes it stand out from other books that have concentrated on the political... more...

  • Latin American Politics and Developmentby Howard J. Wiarda; Harvey F. Kline

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    An authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to Latin American government and political development written by recognized experts in the field. more...

  • Where Cultures Meetby David J. Weber; Jane M. Rausch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 32.99

    In Where Cultures Meet , editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier' to mean more than 'border,' Weber and Rausch regard frontiers as the geographic zones of interaction between distinct cultures. Each essay in... more...

  • Twilight of the Mission Frontierby Jose De la Torre Curiel

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    Twilight of the Mission Frontier examines the long process of mission decline in Sonora, Mexico after the Jesuit expulsion in 1767. By reassessing the mission crisis paradigm?which speaks of a growing internal crisis leading to the secularization of the missions in the early nineteenth century?new light is shed on how demographic, cultural, economic,... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Latin Americaby William H. Beezley; Judith Ewell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 34.99

    SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound... more...

  • Palenqueby Damien B. Marken

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 40.99

    Collection of articles on recent excavations and studies of one of the best known Maya archaeological sites more...

  • Propriety and Permissiveness in Bourbon Mexicoby Juan Pedro Viqueira Alban; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera; Sergio Rivera-Ayala

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 42.99

    The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of the Enlightenment. These new ideas, it has been assumed, brought a relaxation of social customs. But Viqueira Alban takes this assumption, and... more...