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  • Enrique's Journeyby Sonia Nazario; Ana V. Ras

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more, this is the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America. Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this astonishing story puts... more...

  • Panama Feverby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the ?American Century.? Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... more...

  • Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?by Greg Grandin

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography? I, Rigoberta Menchú ?transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history and brought its author international renown. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that point, she became... more...

  • Oye Locaby Susana Peņa

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    During a few months in 1980, 125,000 Cubans entered the U.S. as part of a massive migration known as the Mariel boatlift. Drawing from first-person stories of Cuban Americans as well as government documents and cultural texts from both the U.S. and Cuba, Susana Peņa reveals how a historical event shaped the formation of an entire ethnic and sexual... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeologyby Deborah L. Nichols; Christopher A. Pool

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 169.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings... more...

  • INSIDE CENTRAL AMERICAby Phillip Berryman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 5.95

    Since 1979, United States policy in Central America has been based on an assumption that revolutionary movements led by Marxists must represent a serious threat to U.S. interests and security. On this point, the difference between liberals and conservatives is merely one of emphasis or accent. Such an assumption is not shared by most governments in... more...

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Peaceby James Dobbins; Laurel E. Miller; Stephanie Pezard; Christopher S. Chivvis; Julie E. Taylor

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Following on a series of RAND Corporation studies of nation-building, this monograph analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes in these interventions. It examines how external actors and local leaders in a variety of societies modified or worked around those conditions to promote enduring peace. more...

  • Conflict in the Early Americas: An Encyclopedia of the Spanish Empire's Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Conquestsby

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    This detailed study is the only reference work of its kind to address Spain's conquest of Central and South America, providing in-depth coverage of native and European ideologies, political motivations, and cultural practices of the region. more...

  • The Banana Menby Lester D. Langley; Thomas D. Schoonover

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00

    Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the... more...

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

    Westview Press 2014;

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