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  • 1847by Turtle Bunbury

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Rediscover the events, characters and pioneering spirit that helped create the modern world in 1847 , this eclectic collection of events, stories and character portraits. more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 12.99

    2012 is a literary and metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the worldwide resurgence of shamanism, supporting the Mayan prophecy that the year 2012 will bring an unprecedented global shift. In tracing the meaning of the prophetic Mayan 'end date' of 2012 to our... 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...

  • The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamericaby Joel W. Palka

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information... more...

  • Across the Wireby Luis Urrea

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

                Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border?a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen.  Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator"... more...

  • African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Herbert S. Klein; Ben III Vinson

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery and of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the... 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...

  • The Age of Tradeby Arturo Giraldez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • An Agrarian Republicby Aldo Lauria-Santiago

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    With unprecedented use of local and national sources, Lauria-Santiago presents a more complex portrait of El Salvador than has ever been ventured before. Using thoroughly researched regional case studies, Lauria-Santiago challenges the accepted vision of Central America in the nineteenth century and critiques the "liberal oligarchic hegemony" model... more...

  • The American Latinoby Amaro J. Laria; Andres J. Pumariega; Antonio Bullón; April Fallon; Carol Quintana; César A. Alfonso; Consuelo Cagande; Eugenio Rothe; Félix Torres; Kelly Lopez; Maria Elena Aguilo-Seara; Pedro Bauza; Ricardo Ainsle; Salman Akhtar; Salman Akhtar; Solange Margery Bertoglia; Solange Margery Bertoglia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    This book focuses upon the culture of the Hispanic population in the United States and seeks to replace stereotypes with portrayals based upon factual information. The scope of the material covered includes the topics of ethnic identity, gender roles, religion and spirituality, family resilience, and the joys of leading a bicultural life. more...