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  • Memories of Conquestby Laura E. Matthew

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's New World empire? Laura Matthew's study of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala--the first study to focus on a single allied colony over the entire colonial period--places... more...

  • In Search of Juli?n Carrillo and Sonido 13by Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    In the 1920s, the Mexican composer Juli?n Carrillo (1875-1965) developed a microtonal system called El Sonido 13 (The 13th Sound). Eschewing traditionally linear historical frameworks, In Search of Juli?n Carrillo and Sonido 13 employs an innovative transhistorical narrative in which past, present and future are explored dialogically in order to... more...

  • Latin American Constitutionalism,1810-2010by Roberto Gargarella

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    Latin America possesses an enormously rich constitutional history, but this legal history has only recently begun to be subjected to scholarly inquiry. In Latin American Constitutionalism (1810-2010) , Roberto Gargarella provides a broadly comparative and landmark history of Latin American constitutionalism, informed by constitutional theory. more...

  • Stealing Livesby Arturo J. Marcano Guevara; David P. Fidler

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 11.95

    While some Latin American superstars have overcome discrimination to strike gold in baseball's big leagues, thousands more Latin American players never make it to "The Show." Stealing Lives focuses on the plight of one Venezuelan teenager and documents abuses that take place against Latin children and... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Development in Central America and the Caribbeanby Dr Anders Danielson; A. Geske Dijkstra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the economic decline in the early 1980s, most countries in Central America and the Caribbean have returned to positive growth rates. The recovery often coincided with or followed extensive neoliberal reforms. The contributors to this book address the crucial question of whether these growth rates are sustainable. Several aspects of sustainability... more...

  • Waves of Protestby Paul D. Almeida

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    One of the first longitudinal studies of collective resistance in the developing world, Waves of Protest examines large-scale contentious action in El Salvador during critical eras in the countryÕs history. Providing a compelling analysis of the massive waves of protests from the early twentieth century to the present in El Salvador, Paul D. Almeida... more...

  • Undoing Democracyby Close; Deonandan

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 39.99

    David Close and Kalowatie Deonandan focus their analysis on the pact struck between the Nicaragua's two main parties, the Liberals and the Sandinistas, which allowed the passage of the constitutional amendments that weakened Nicaragua's basic political institutions. Undoing Democracy will sharpen our understanding of democratic transition and consolidation,... more...

  • Havana Blackby Leonardo Padura; Peter Bush

    Bitter Lemon Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. Second Conde mystery set in languid Havana. more...

  • Havana Redby Leonardo Padura; Peter Bush

    Bitter Lemon Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    A young transvestite found strangled in a Havana park. The stifling death of a beloved Cuba. more...

  • Havana Goldby Leonardo Padura; Peter Bush

    Bitter Lemon Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The fourth of the Havana Quartet series. more...