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  • Paradise in Ashesby Beatriz Manz

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Political Movements and Violence in Central Americaby Charles D. Brockett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America. more...

  • Seeking Refugeby Maria Cristina Garcia

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica. Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the... more...

  • Discipline and Developmentby Diane E. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    An examination of South Korea's and Taiwan's economic successes and Argentina's and Mexico's relative 'failures' through their rural middle classes. more...

  • The Ancient Mayaby Heather McKillop

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This is an introduction to the Mayan civilization, including new interpretations and ongoing controversies. The book features examples of artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copan. more...

  • Wars of the Americasby David F. Marley

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 99.00

    Wars and military conflicts in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean from the days of early European exploration to the present form the subject matter of this volume. The focus reveals certain historical trends common to virtually every modern nation state in the Americas. more...

  • Armies without Nationsby Robert H. Holden

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Public violence, a persistent feature of Latin American life since the collapse of Iberian rule in the 1820s, has been especially prominent in Central America. Robert H. Holden shows how public violence shaped the states that have governed Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Linking public violence and patrimonial political... more...

  • From Colony to Nationby Anne S. Macpherson

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    The first book on women?s political history in Belize, From Colony to Nation demonstrates that women were creators of and activists within the two principal political currents of twentieth-century Belize: colonial-middle class reform and popular labor-nationalism. more...

  • Female Prostitution in Costa Ricaby Anne Hayes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of the coffee producing highlands due to differential economic,... more...

  • The Last Days of the Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four... more...