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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...

  • African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Herbert S. Klein; Ben III Vinson

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery and of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the... more...

  • Countries, Peoples & Culturesby Michael Shally-Jensen

    Salem Press 2015; US$ 145.00

    The Countries, Peoples & Cultures series is complete with specific information on over 200 countries and self-governing territories, as well as separate appendices profiling 21 types of governments currently in power and 10 major world religions. Useful for students, educators, academic researchers, and other professionals in their fields, this encyclopedia... more...

  • Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Communityby Kristina Baines

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community is a rich ethnography detailing how ecological heritage practices are central to life and health in a Maya community. It clearly illuminates the more nuanced effects of development processes, including land rights, healthcare access, and education access. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Ancient Mayaby Walter R. T. Witschey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers. more...

  • Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamericaby John E. Staller; Brian Stross

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica is the first ever study to explore the symbolic elements surrounding lightning in Pre-Columbian religious ideologies. more...

  • The Politics of Che Guevaraby Samuel Farber

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 16.99

    A political portrait focused on Guevara?s thought and political record aimed at dispelling many of the myths about the revolutionary. more...

  • The Search for the Pink-Headed Duckby Rory Nugent

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this exceptionally rare bird. In Calcutta he prowled the fowl market, where a few of the ducks used to appear during the Raj. Traveling on to Delhi, he was befriended by a Cambridge-educated smuggler, and he learned of remote regions to... more...

  • Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanasby Floyd Merrell; Marķa Teresa DePaoli

    UPA 2016; US$ 36.99

    This updated textbook describes the history of Latin America and sets a mood that allows the reader to get a genuine sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations of this complex and colorful land. Each chapter offers lists of general concepts, important terms, questions, and topics for classroom debates. more...

  • Maya Daykeepingby John M. Weeks; Frauke Sachse; Christian M. Prager

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 19.95

    In Maya Daykeeping , three divinatory calendars from highland Guatemala - examples of a Mayan literary tradition that includes the Popul Vuh, Annals of the Cakchiquels, and the Titles of the Lords of Totonicapan - dating to 1685, 1722, and 1855, are transcribed in K'iche or Kaqchikel side-by-side with English translations. Calendars such as these... more...