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  • Discipline and Developmentby Diane E. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 41.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Armies without Nationsby Robert H. Holden

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    Public violence, a persistent feature of Latin American life since the collapse of Iberian rule in the 1820s, has been especially prominent in Central America. Robert H. Holden shows how public violence shaped the states that have governed Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Linking public violence and patrimonial political... more...

  • From Colony to Nationby Anne S. Macpherson

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    The first book on women?s political history in Belize, From Colony to Nation demonstrates that women were creators of and activists within the two principal political currents of twentieth-century Belize: colonial-middle class reform and popular labor-nationalism. more...

  • Female Prostitution in Costa Ricaby Anne Hayes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of the coffee producing highlands due to differential economic,... more...

  • The United States and Central Americaby Mark Rosenberg

    Routledge 2007; US$ 125.00

    Part of the ''Contemporary Inter-American Relations'' series, this book gives an overview of the history of US-Central American relations. It considers economic relations between the 2 regions, presenting information on the Central American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at political issues such as military cooperation, security issues, and others. more...

  • The Last Days of the Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four... more...

  • Wars of the Americasby David Marley

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 195.00

    A comprehensive account of every major war and battle fought in the Americas, this revised edition of the award-winning Wars of the Americas offers up-to-date scholarship on the conflicts that have shaped a hemisphere. more...

  • Nicaragua -- The Imagining of a Nationby Luciano Baracco

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    Nicaragua: The Imagining of a Nation is geared to students and academics of nationalism studies, history, and Latin American studies. Analyzing Nicaragua’s postcolonial history, the author studies the Sandinista Revolution in the context of Nicaragua’s on more...