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Central America

  • Who Should Rule?by M?nica Ricketts

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Who Should Rule? traces the ambitious imperial reform that empowered new and competing political actors in an era of intense imperial competition, war, and the breakdown of the Spanish empire. Through the deep analysis of Spain and Peru in the wider Atlantic context, it examines the challenges the lettered faced when they tried to build new social... 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...

  • Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutionsby Marc Becker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 28.00

    This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy. more...

  • A Hero's Curseby Kajsa Norman

    Hurst 2017; US$ 17.99

    Venezuela constantly in the news as the economy free falls and the country is on the brink of revolution, and there is no up-to-date book out there. The author has a background as an investigative journalist as well as working for the Swedish military in conflict zones including Afghanistan and Mali. more...

  • Night of Sorrowsby Graham Hancock

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    Cortés and his small army of Conquistadors enter Tenochtitlan, the island city of the Aztecs, as guests of the psychotic emperor Moctezuma who plans to trap them there and kill them all. In a stunning coup, Cortés acts first, taking the emperor hostage and ruling the Aztecs through him. All of Mexico seems about to fall into his hands until a report... more...

  • Poets and Prophets of the Resistanceby Joaqu?n M. Ch?vez

    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, Joaqu?n Ch?vez considers the historical... more...

  • The Lost City of the Monkey Godby Douglas Preston

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 13.49

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A medical mystery. A journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle and a stunning archaeological discovery. more...

  • Uruguay, 1968by Vania Markarian

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The tumultuous 1960s saw a generation of Latin American youth enter into political life in unprecedented numbers. Though some have argued that these young-radical movements were inspired by the culture and politics of social movements burgeoning in Europe and the United States, youth activism developed its own distinct form in Latin America. In this... more...

  • Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanasby Floyd Merrell; María Teresa DePaoli

    UPA 2016; US$ 34.99

    This updated textbook describes the history of Latin America and sets a mood that allows the reader to get a genuine sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations of this complex and colorful land. Each chapter offers lists of general concepts, important terms, questions, and topics for classroom debates. more...

  • A Radical Faithby Eileen Markey

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 36.00

    On a hot and dusty December day in 1980, the bodies of four American women-three of them Catholic nuns-were pulled from a hastily dug grave in a field outside San Salvador. They had been murdered two nights before by the US-trained El Salvadoran military. News of the killing shocked the American public and set off a decade of debate over Cold War... more...