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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Beyond Slaveryby Darién J. Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 33.99

    Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans have affected political, economic, and cultural life throughout the region. The contributors engage readers interested in the African diaspora... more...

  • Palenqueby Damien B. Marken

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 36.99

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

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Peripheryby Sylvia Sellers-García

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance?paper?over such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances... more...

  • The Second Centuryby Mark T. Gilderhus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 30.99

    The Second Century: U.S.?Latin American Relations since 1889 focuses on U.S. relations with Latin America during the second century, a period bounded by the advent of the New Diplomacy late in the nineteenth century and the end of the Cold War about one hundred years later. This text provides a balanced perspective as it presents both the United... more...

  • Problems in Modern Latin American Historyby James A. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99

    Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, ?Historical Memory,? which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization... more...

  • The WPA Guide to New Jerseyby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Southern Cross To Pole Starby Aimé Tschiffely

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 14.57

    Aimé Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City. On 23 April 1925 this quiet, unassuming schoolteacher, with little equestrian experience, set out on his epic journey. His only companions were two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. Together the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes... more...