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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • La Travesia de Enriqueby Sonia Nazario; Ana V. Ras

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Actualizada con un nuevo epílogo, reflexiones finales, fotos de Enrique y su familia, una entrevista con la autora y mucho más, esta es la versión definitiva de un clásico contemporáneo de los Estados Unidos.   Basada en la serie de Los Angeles Times ganadora de dos premios Pulitzer?al mejor reportaje de divulgación y a la mejor fotografía?esta... 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...

  • 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$ 15.50

    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 of thousands... more...

  • Globalization on the Groundby Christopher Chase-Dunn; Nelson Amaro; Susanne Jonas; John A. Booth; Stephen G. Bunker; Christopher Chase-Dunn; A Douglas Kincaid; Susan Manning; Alejandro Portes; Julia Richards; Michael Richards; William I. Robinson; Gert Rosenthal; José Serech; Edelberto Torres; Kay B. Warren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 40.99

    This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The... more...

  • The United States Discovers Panamaby Michael J. LaRosa; Germán R. Mejía

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 35.99

    Marking the centennial of Panama's separation from Colombia in 1903, this volume reprises U.S. images of the isthmus a century ago. The editors have collected a fascinating selection of articles from two of the most influential publications of the era, Harper's Monthly Magazine and the Atlantic Monthly , to illustrate the prejudices and expansionistic... more...

  • Engendering Mayan Historyby David Carey Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past. Drawing on years of... more...