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- University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 25.95
Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death. In 1875 an American plantation manager named... more...
- Potomac Books 2012; US$ 26.95
Boxing lost a true warrior and gentleman of the ring when the mayor of Managua, Nicaragua, Alexis Argüello, died in 2009. To millions in Nicaragua and around the world, Argüello was an iconic figure, a willing role model, and a shining light in a nation that places its sports figures on pedestals. Beloved Warrior explores the extraordinary rise,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 29.95
Using Costa Rica as a example, Longley carefully examines the development of the successful relationship between a nonindustrialized country and the United States, revealing the complex forces at work in resistance and accommodation. During World War II and the immediate postwar era, both the United States and Costa Rica experienced dramatic... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99
Tracing Christianity's rise from its birth on the edge of the Roman empire--when it proclaimed itself to be a religion for the entire world, not just for one people, one time, and one place--to its key role in Europe's maritime and colonial expansion, Sanneh sheds new light on the ways in which post-Western societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99
Honduras: una de las guerras no declaradas menos contadas del mundo. Honduras no es Irak, pero en algún momento, Alberto Arce ?único corresponsal extranjero en Tegucigalpa de 2012 a 2014? lo vivió así. Honduras no es Irak, pero cada año mueren asesinadas 85 personas por cada 100.000 habitantes, una cifra que supera a la de Irak. Honduras vive una... more...
- Bitingduck Press 1999; US$ 10.95
Using colonial tax and census records, scholars think the indigenous population dropped at least 90% in the first 160 years after the European conquest. Mismanagement, drought, famine, flood, earthquakes, and even volcanic eruptions all had their victims but the chief cause of death were none of these. In colonial Guatemala the pests, the epidemics,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.00
This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00
This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America. more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95
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...