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  • Enrique's Journeyby Sonia Nazario

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more?the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America   Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... 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...

  • The Path Between the Seasby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The National Book Award?winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Truman , here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation... 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 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...

  • Cartas de relaciónby Hernán Cortés

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.77

    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$ 2.86

    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...

  • Historia de la conquista de la Nueva Españaby Antonio deSolís

    Linkgua 2012; US$ 5.73

    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$ 4.77

    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...