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Central America

  • The Age of Tradeby Arturo Giraldez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Arturo Giraldez provides a rich history of the ships and sailors that launched the global economy. Beginning with the founding of Manila in 1571 and ending in 1815 when the last galleon left Acapulco for the Philippines, these vessels braved weather and pirates to establish a vital connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asia. more...

  • Spaces of Madnessby Eunice Rojas

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Spaces of Madness examines the role of the insane asylum in Argentine prose works published between 1889 and 2011. The authors studied in Spaces of Madness include Manuel T. Podestá, Roberto Arlt, Leopoldo Marechal, Julio Cortázar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Juan José Saer, Abelardo Castillo, Ricardo Piglia, and Luisa Valenzuela. more...

  • Toxic Injusticeby Susanna Rankin Bohme

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Panamaby Thomas M. Leonard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Panama covers the history of Panama through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...

  • Crime At El Escorialby D.J. Walker

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    Crime at El Escorial presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of an 1892 child murder, drawing from newspaper archives among other historical documents. D.J. Walker discusses the role of Spain?s intellectual elite in crystallizing dissatisfaction with the popular jury and the impact of journalists? fictionalized representations of the... more...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W Walker

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    This text offers an authoritative, comprehensive analysis of Central America?s political evolution including revolution, rebellion, regime changes, and democratic consolidation. more...

  • The Awakening Coastby Karl Offen; Terry Rugeley

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00

    ? Awakening Coast is of utmost importance because it shows us?firsthand through the lens of the missionaries?how indigenous peoples as late as the nineteenth century could or could not respond ideologically, economically, politically, and socially to the imposed new trends from the ?outside,? including their incorporation in 1894 to Nicaragua. How... more...

  • Archaeoastronomy and the Mayaby Gerardo Aldana y V.; Edwin L. Barnhart

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations... more...

  • The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Tradeby Barbara L. Solow; Dale Tomich

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, and leading to the Industrial Revolution in England. It will interest teachers and scholars of... more...