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  • Cartas de relaciónby Hernán Cortés

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Dirigidas al emperador de España Carlos V, son un testimonio de primera mano de la conquista de México y de la vida y costumbres del imperio azteca.   Biographische Informationen Hernán Cortés (1485-1547). España. Era hijo de Martín Cortés y Catalina Pizarro, familia de los Pizarro. Se dice que estudió en la Universidad de Salamanca. Estuvo... more...

  • Decretosby Emiliano Zapata

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    Carlos Manuel fue el primer hacendado en libertar a sus esclavos en la Cuba del siglo XIX y en proclamar un gobierno independiente de España.   Biographische Informationen Carlos Manuel de Céspedes more...

  • Harvesting Changeby Laura J. Enriquez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    One of the principal aims of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was to end the exploitation of the rural poor. But its attempts to promote balanced economic development and redistribute agricultural resources created labor shortages that threatened the country's economic lifeline. New employment opportunities created through agrarian reform upset... more...

  • Historia de la conquista de la Nueva Españaby Antonio deSolís

    Linkgua 2012; US$ 5.72

    El estilo literario de la Historia de la conquista se anticipa al neoclasicismo, por lo que los autores del siglo XVIII tuvieron esta obra en gran estima. Se sabe que el autor escribió varias veces el texto. Sin embargo, al igual que López de Gómara, Solís nunca estuvo en América.   Biographische Informationen Antonio de Solís y Rivadeneyra... more...

  • Historia general de las Indiasby Francisco López de Gómara

    Linkgua 2013; US$ 4.76

    Aunque Francisco López de Gomara nunca fue a América, la historia de la conquista le fue contada por el propio Cortés y otros expedicionarios. Con estos testimonios escribió la Historia General de las Indias y conquista de México (1552), muy difundida en su época. El texto es una auténtica sucesión pormenorizada de aquellos acontecimientos, una crónica... more...

  • Nicaragua's Other Revolutionby Michael Dodson; Laura Nuzzi O'Shaughnessy

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The 1979 rebellion in Nicaragua was the first in modern Latin America to be carried out with the active participation and support of Christians. Like all revolutions, the Nicaraguan Revolution has provoked controversy and hostility, and the Christian presence has been a focal point in the debate. In this work Michael Dodson and Laura Nuzzi O'Shaughnessy... more...

  • Oye Locaby Susana Peña

    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 Peña reveals how a historical event shaped the formation of an entire ethnic and sexual... more...

  • Rascally Signs in Sacred Placesby David E. Whisnant

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    David Whisnant provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic relationship between culture, power, and policy in Nicaragua over the last 450 years. Spanning a broad spectrum of popular and traditional expressive forms--including literature, music, film, and broadcast media--the book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan culture, its manipulation for... more...

  • The Regime of Anastasio Somoza, 1936-1956by Knut Walter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    To many observers, Anastasio Somoza, who ruled Nicaragua from 1936 until his assassination in 1956, personified the worst features of a dictator. While not dismissing these characteristics, Knut Walter argues that the regime was in fact more notable for its achievement of stability, economic growth, and state building than for its personalistic and... more...

  • Reinterpreting the Banana Republicby Darío A. Euraque

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this new analysis of Honduran social and political development, Dar degreeso Euraque explains why Honduras escaped the pattern of revolution and civil wars suffered by its neighbors Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Within this comparative framework, he challenges the traditional Banana Republic 'theory' and its assumption that multinational... more...