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  • Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?by Greg Grandin

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography? I, Rigoberta Menchú ?transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history and brought its author international renown. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that point, she became... more...

  • Oye Locaby Susana Peña

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    During a few months in 1980, 125,000 Cubans entered the U.S. as part of a massive migration known as the Mariel boatlift. Drawing from first-person stories of Cuban Americans as well as government documents and cultural texts from both the U.S. and Cuba, Susana Peña reveals how a historical event shaped the formation of an entire ethnic and sexual... more...

  • La Travesia de Enriqueby Sonia Nazario; Ana V. Ras

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Actualizada con un nuevo epílogo, reflexiones finales, fotos de Enrique y su familia, una entrevista con la autora y mucho más, esta es la versión definitiva de un clásico contemporáneo de los Estados Unidos.   Basada en la serie de Los Angeles Times ganadora de dos premios Pulitzer?al mejor reportaje de divulgación y a la mejor fotografía?esta... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeologyby Deborah L. Nichols; Christopher A. Pool

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 169.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings... more...

  • INSIDE CENTRAL AMERICAby Phillip Berryman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 5.95

    Since 1979, United States policy in Central America has been based on an assumption that revolutionary movements led by Marxists must represent a serious threat to U.S. interests and security. On this point, the difference between liberals and conservatives is merely one of emphasis or accent. Such an assumption is not shared by most governments in... more...

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Peaceby James Dobbins; Laurel E. Miller; Stephanie Pezard; Christopher S. Chivvis; Julie E. Taylor

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Following on a series of RAND Corporation studies of nation-building, this monograph analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes in these interventions. It examines how external actors and local leaders in a variety of societies modified or worked around those conditions to promote enduring peace. 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...

  • 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 New Archaeology and the Ancient Mayaby Jeremy A. Sabloff

    Henry Holt and Co. 1994; US$ 8.99

    Nowadays, archaeological investigators don't just dig up the past   They use high-tech equipment, chemical analyses, sampling strategies, and other modern means to gain a better understanding of why and how cultures change.  Using the study of the Maya as a test case, Jeremy Sabloff shows how the exciting transformation of archaeology is shedding... more...

  • Junglelandby Christopher S. Stewart

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    "I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed... more...