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  • Landscapes Of Struggleby Aldo Lauria-Santiago; Leigh Binford

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    During the 1980s, El Salvador's violent civil war captured the world's attention. In the years since, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Landscapes of Struggle offers a broad, interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the ways local politics have shaped the development of... more...

  • Xuxub Must Dieby Paul Sullivan

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 25.95

    Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death. In 1875 an American plantation manager... more...

  • The War Against Epidemics in Colonial Guatemala 1519-1821by Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1999; US$ 10.95

    Using colonial tax and census records, scholars think the indigenous population dropped at least 90% in the first 160 years after the European conquest. Mismanagement, drought, famine, flood, earthquakes, and even volcanic eruptions all had their victims but the chief cause of death were none of these. In colonial Guatemala the pests, the epidemics,... more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.00

    This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field. 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...

  • Political Movements and Violence in Central Americaby Charles D. Brockett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America. more...

  • Discipline and Developmentby Diane E. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    An examination of South Korea's and Taiwan's economic successes and Argentina's and Mexico's relative 'failures' through their rural middle classes. more...

  • Seeking Refugeby Maria Cristina Garcia

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica. Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the... more...

  • The Ancient Mayaby Heather McKillop

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This is an introduction to the Mayan civilization, including new interpretations and ongoing controversies. The book features examples of artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copan. more...

  • Wars of the Americasby David F. Marley

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 99.00

    Wars and military conflicts in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean from the days of early European exploration to the present form the subject matter of this volume. The focus reveals certain historical trends common to virtually every modern nation state in the Americas. more...