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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lost in the Long Transitionby William L. Alexander; Jessica Budds; Joan E. Paluzzi; Angela Vergara; Anton Daughters; Emily Wakild; Margot Olavarría; Guadalupe Salazar; Deborah R. Altamirano

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    Presenting case studies by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and environmental specialists,Lost in the Long Transition critically examines the impact of neoliberal economic and social policies at the local level in post-dictatorship Chile. Topics include privatization of water rights, tuberculosis and public health crises, the role... more...

  • Conflict in the Early Americas: An Encyclopedia of the Spanish Empire's Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Conquestsby Rebecca Seaman

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    As the study of world history evolves from a Eurocentric perspective to a more global viewpoint, formerly marginalized groups are now the focus of discussion, revealing a background rich with important military, political, social, and economic achievements. This book examines the once prosperous and powerful native civilizations in Central and South... more...

  • Green Phoenixby William Allen

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Can we prevent the destruction of the world's tropical forests? In the fire-scarred hills of Costa Rica, award-winning science writer William Allen found a remarkable answer: we can not only prevent their destruction--we can bring them back to their former glory.In Green Phoenix , Allen tells the gripping story of a large group of Costa Rican and... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Historyby Jose C. Moya

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    The seventeen original essays in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History survey the recent historiography of the colonial era, independence movements, and postcolonial periods and span Mexico, Spanish South America, and Brazil. They begin by questioning the limitations and meaning of Latin America as a conceptual organization of space within... 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...

  • 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...

  • Cartas de relación. Selecciónby Hernán Cortés

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Dirigidas al emperador de España Carlos V, son un testimonio de primera mano de la conquista de México y de la vida y costumbres del imperio azteca. La presente selección abarca varios capítulos y se basa en la edición de la Editorial Nueva España, 1945. Linkgua también ha editado el texto íntegro en otra edición.   Biographische Informationen... more...