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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
What is 'Latin American Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book goes beyond conventional literary companions and situates Latin America in its historical, social, political,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of central Mexico. Seldom if ever are the Maya and their Central... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00
The quarter century from 1964 to 1989 was the "time of the generals," the most clearly defined era of military rule and influence in the history of Latin America. The effects of this rule were most evident in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Chile, where French- and German-style military professionalism developed into professional militarism. Frederick... more...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 29.99
In this second edition of Exiting the Whirlpool , Pastor explores the continuities and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Whereas many foreign policy volumes neglect the role of Congress, Pastor devotes an entire chapter to explaining how it has shaped policy. Next, he looks... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Yucatan has been called ?a world apart??cut off from the rest of Mexico by geography and culture. Yet, despite its peripheral location, the region experienced substantial change in the decades after independence. As elsewhere in Mexico, apostles of modernization introduced policies intended to remold Yucatan in the image of the advanced nations... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its vibrant past. How accurate is this prediction? Is Newark on the verge of revitalization? Robert Curvin, who was one of New Jersey?s outstanding civil rights leaders, examines the city, chronicling its history, politics, and culture . Throughout the pages... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 14.99
A first edition! This opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family New Jersey leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips New Jersey. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive to and from many top New Jersey and Tri-State area destiations. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips New Jersey helps makes the most... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99
This collection of thirty fascinating stories reveals events that helped make New Jersey what it is today. Authors Fran Capo writes with a comedic yet dramatic flair and an easy to read style that will entertain readers as they learn more about the colorful, and sometimes wacky history of the Garden State more...