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  • The River People in Flood Timeby Terry Rugeley

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The River People in Flood Time tells the astonishing story of how the people of nineteenth-century Tabasco, Mexico, overcame impossible odds to expel foreign interventions. Tabascans resisted control by Mexico City, overcame the grip of a Cuban adventurer who seized the region for two years, turned back the United States Navy, and defeated the French... more...

  • Latin America since Independenceby Alexander Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...

  • Take No Prisonersby David Horowitz

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    Battle-scarred political warrior David Horowitz says it?s time for conservatives to take the gloves off—and take our country back. America is at a crucial turning point in her history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In his new book Take No Prisoners , Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals?... more...

  • Human Rights and United States Policy Toward Latin Americaby Lars Schoultz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.95

    The role of human rights in United States policy toward Latin America is the subject of this study. It covers the early sixties to 1980, a period when humanitarian values came to play an important role in determining United States foreign policy. The author is concerned both with explaining why these values came to impinge on government decision making... more...

  • Inside Newarkby Robert Curvin

    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...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W Walker

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    This text offers an authoritative, comprehensive analysis of Central America?s political evolution including revolution, rebellion, regime changes, and democratic consolidation. 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...

  • National Colorsby Mara Loveman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 23.99

    The era of official color-blindness in Latin America has come to an end. For the first time in decades, nearly every state in Latin America now asks their citizens to identify their race or ethnicity on the national census. Most observers approvingly highlight the historic novelty of these reforms, but National Colors shows that official racial classification... 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...

  • 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...