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  • Educating Latino Boysby David Campos

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 39.95

    Through powerful vignettes, Campos helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that Latino boys bring into the school community and how to engage them as learners. more...

  • Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin Americaby Erick D. Langer; Elana Muñoz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 29.99

    The efforts of Indians in Latin America have gained momentum and garnered increasing attention in the last decade as they claim rights to their land and demand full participation in the political process. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is a collection of essays compiled by Professor Erick D. Langer that brings together contributions... more...

  • Creating a College Culture for Latino Studentsby Concha Delgado Gaitan

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 34.95

    Discover winning strategies from the nation's most outstanding college-readiness programs for Latino learners, including best practices for program design and mentoring that promote college preparation. more...

  • Rebel Mexicoby Jaime Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    In the middle of the twentieth century, a growing tide of student activism in Mexico reached a level that could not be ignored, culminating with the 1968 movement. This book traces the rise, growth, and consequences of Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties (1956-1971). Historian Jaime M. Pensado closely analyzes student politics and youth... more...

  • Milagrosby Helen Thompson

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Let the ancient power of milagros work miracles for you! Based on traditional Latin American talismans, these tiny silver charms are reminders that a miracle can fit in the palm of your hand. Throughout Latin America and the American Southwest, milagros are offered at shrines and sacred sites by believers as requests for divine assistance, or as... more...

  • Violence in Colombia, 1990-2000by Charles Bergquist; Ricardo Peñaranda; Gonzalo Sánchez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 30.99

    Violence In Colombia provides students with a deeper understanding of the crisis facing Colombia today. The book focuses on the 1990s, a decade that witnessed a strengthening of the oldest and largest guerrilla insurgency in the Americas and the emergence of a powerful paramilitary right. The decade also saw a dramatic rise in homicide, kidnapping,... more...

  • The Redemptive Workby Kim A. Clark

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 29.99

    At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together. The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895D1930 examines local, regional, and national perspectives on the building of the... more...

  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig; Silvia Marina Arrom; Adrian Bantjes; Alejandro Cortázar; Jason Dormady; Matthew D. O'Hara; Daniela Traffano; Paul J. Vanderwood; Mark Overmyer-Velázquez; Pamela Voekel; Edward Wright-Rios

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence.... more...

  • Rank and Privilegeby Linda A. Rodriguez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 36.99

    Dr. Linda A. RodrÌguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety of time periods and nations, from the counterinsurgency army of New Spain, to the nineteenth-century War of the Pacific, to the modern relationship... more...

  • Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistanceby William H. Beezley; Cheryl E. Martin; William E. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 29.99

    This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New... more...