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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 54.99

    The decades since the 1980s have witnessed an unprecedented surge in research about Latin American history. This much-needed volume brings together original essays by renowned scholars to provide the first comprehensive assessment of this burgeoning literature. The seventeen original essays in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History survey the... more...

  • Sparrow and the Hawkby Kyle Longley

    University of Alabama Press 2015; 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...

  • Tecpan Guatemalaby Edward F Fischer; Carol Hendrickson

    Westview Press 2002; US$ 22.99

    What does it mean to be Maya in the modern world? Focusing on a Guatemalan town, this case study explores the cultural, political, and economic changes of this society over time. 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...

  • 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...

  • 2012 and the End of the Worldby Matthew Restall; Amara Solari

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 15.99

    Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, explain, and ultimately... more...

  • Ana en el Trópicoby Nilo Cruz; Nacho Artime

    Theatre Communications Group 2004; US$ 12.95

    The Spanish language edition of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama 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...

  • Ancient Maya Potteryby James John Aimers

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. Pottery sherds--the most abundant artifacts recovered from sites--reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist... more...