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  • The Awakening Coastby Karl Offen; Terry Rugeley

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00

    The indigenous and Creole inhabitants (Mosquitians of African descent) of the Mosquito Reserve in present-day Nicaragua underwent a key transformation when two Moravian missionaries arrived in 1849. Within a few short generations, the new faith became so firmly established there that eastern Nicaragua to this day remains one of the world?s strongest... more...

  • Guerrilla Warfareby Ernesto Che Guevara; Harry "Pombo" Villegas

    Ocean Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    A new, authorized and revised edition of a classic 1960s text on revolution by Che Guevara. more...

  • 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...

  • Armies Without Nationsby Robert H. Holden

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    Public violence, scarcely analyzed and little understood, is the subject of this pathbreaking research into the histories of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Robert Holden shows how the national and international dimensions of public violence intersected there to produce "armies without nations." more...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W. Walker

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of Central America?s political evolution, including revolution, rebellion, and regime change as well as democratic consolidation. more...

  • The Indians of Central and South Americaby James S. Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 125.00

    At a juncture in history when much interest and attention is focused on Central and South American political, ecological, social, and environmental concerns, this dictionary fills a major gap in reference materials relating to Amerindian tribes. This one-volume reference collects important information about the current status of the indigenous peoples... more...

  • A Black Soldier’s Storyby Ricardo Batrell; Mark A. Sanders

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    In 1896, an illiterate, fifteen-year-old Afro-Cuban field hand joined the rebel army fighting for Cuba's independence. Though poor and uneducated, Ricardo Batrell believed in the promise of Cuba Libre, the vision of a democratic and egalitarian nation that inspired the Cuban War of Independence. After the war ended in 1898, Batrell taught himself... more...

  • Hell's Gorgeby Matthew Parker

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.02

    2014 is the 100-year-anniversary of the panama canal: one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in world history. Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens... more...

  • The Battle of Venezuelaby Michael Mccaughan

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    In August 2004, the Venezuelan public came out in record numbers to deliver an overwhelming vote of confidence. After many attempts to unseat him, Hugo Chåvez, the former military man who took the country first by coup and then by ballot, again emerged as the people?s choice. It was, in his words, "a victory for the people of Venezuela." Yet despite... more...

  • Tecpan Guatemalaby Edward F Fischer; Carol Hendrickson

    Westview Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    What does it mean to be Maya in the modern world? Focusing on a Guatemalan town, this case study explores the cultural, political, and economic changes of this society over time. more...