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  • 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...

  • Undoing Democracyby Close; Deonandan

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • The War in Nicaraguaby William Walker; Vincent Nicolosi

    Fonthill Press LLC 2014; US$ 7.99

    General William Walker’s WAR IN NICARAGUA—written at the close of a long civil war in Nicaragua and on the eve of the bloody American Civil War—is an autobiographical testament by one of the most infamous mercenaries/conquistadors in Latin America history, and one of the most elusive and fascinating figures in the history of North America.... 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...

  • The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamericaby Joel W. Palka

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information... more...

  • Armies Without Nationsby Robert H. Holden

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • The Banana Menby Lester D. Langley; Thomas D. Schoonover

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00

    Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the... 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...

  • Bonds of Bloodby Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    The history of the Aztecs has been haunted by the spectre of human sacrifice. Reinvesting the Aztecs with a humanity frequently denied to them, and exploring their spectacular religious violence as a comprehensible element of life, this book integrates a fresh interpretation of gender with an innovative study of the everyday life of the Aztecs. more...

  • Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indiasby Bartolomé de las Casas

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Los tratados de Bartolomé de las Casas son alegatos en favor de los indios; el más conocido de éstos, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias, no fue publicado hasta 1552. Junto a pasajes como el anterior, con apasionadas descripciones del Nuevo Mundo, Bartolomé de las Casas reflexiona sobre la Conquista y sus secuelas. Desde entonces el... more...