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Latin America

  • '68by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial... more...

  • "We Are Now the True Spaniards"by Jaime Rodriguez O.

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 70.00

    This book is a radical reinterpretation of the process that led to Mexican independence in 1821?one that emphasizes Mexico's continuity with Spanish political culture. During its final decades under Spanish rule, New Spain was the most populous, richest, and most developed part of the worldwide Spanish Monarchy, and most novohispanos (people of New... 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$ 36.99

    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...

  • The A to Z of the United States-Mexican Warby Edward H. Moseley; Jr. Paul C. Clark

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The first reference work of its kind, this volume on the United States-Mexican War encompasses the decade of the 1840s, focusing on the war years of 1846-1848. More than a dozen maps were drawn for this book, some of which depict major regions and localities over which armies of both nations moved great distances to position for battle, and others... more...

  • AIDS in Latin Americaby Tim Frasca

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 32.00

    Features many interviews with people who have the disease, activists, government leaders, church leadership - all speak out in telling the story of how the epidemic has developed in their countries. The interviews and stories, which make up this book, are intermixed with the set of epidemic statistics from the continent. more...

  • Abolition of Slavery in Brazil, The: The Liberation of Africans Through the Emancipation of Capitalby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 132.00

    Linking the racially divided working class of modern Brazil to the period of abolition, Baronov argues that certain abolition strategies resulted in capital/labor relations that were characterized by new forms of extra-market coercion. more...

  • The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Tradeby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 1970; US$ 52.00

    He covers a major aspect of the history of the international abolition of the slave trade. more...

  • Abrazando el Espírituby Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Structured to meet employers? needs for low-wage farm workers, the well-known Bracero Program recruited thousands of Mexicans to perform physical labor in the United States between 1942 and 1964 in exchange for remittances sent back to Mexico. As partners and family members were dispersed across national borders, interpersonal relationships were transformed.... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Mexican Revolution 1910-40by Philip Benson; Yvonne Berliner

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 35.18

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each... more...