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  • Xuxub Must Dieby Paul Sullivan

    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...

  • Landscapes Of Struggleby Aldo Lauria-Santiago; Leigh Binford

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    During the 1980s, El Salvador's violent civil war captured the world's attention. In the years since, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Landscapes of Struggle offers a broad, interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the ways local politics have shaped the development of the... more...

  • Beloved Warriorby Christian Giudice

    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...

  • Sparrow and the Hawkby Kyle Longley

    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...

  • Disciples of All Nationsby Lamin O. Sanneh

    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...

  • Novato en nota rojaby Alberto Arce

    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...

  • Youth in Postwar Guatemalaby Michelle J. Bellino

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Through rich ethnographic accounts, Youth in Postwar Guatemala , traces youth experiences in schools, homes, and communities, examining how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice develop through formal and informal educational interactions. Michelle J. Bellino shows how a new generation struggles to unlearn authoritarianism and develop... more...

  • Poets and Prophets of the Resistanceby Joaquín M. Chávez

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Poets and Prophets of the Resistance offers a ground-up history and fresh interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that brought El Salvador to the eve of civil war in 1980. Challenging the dominant narrative that university students and political dissidents primarily formed the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez considers the historical... more...

  • The War Against Epidemics in Colonial Guatemala 1519-1821by Lawrence H. Feldman

    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...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles Golden; Greg Borgstede

    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...