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  • Travel Costa Ricaby MobileReference 2011; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...

  • The Incasby Terence N. D'Altroy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen.  Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. ? Written by one of the world?s leading experts on Inca civilization ? Covers... more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • The Chinese in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Walton Look Lai; Chee-Beng Tan

    BRILL 2010; US$ 45.00

    Written by specialists on the Chinese in Latin America and the Caribbean, this book tells the story of Asian migration to the Americas and contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the Chinese in this important part of the world. more...

  • The Haitian Revolutionby David Geggus

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    "A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa... more...

  • A Midwife's Taleby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    "A major source through which we can vicariously experience the rural life of early New England." --Carl N. Degler, The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Brazil on the Riseby Larry Rohter

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and... more...

  • One Out of Threeby Nancy Foner

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising new realities of immigrant life in twenty-first-century New York City. Contributors show how fifty years of massive inflows have transformed... more...

  • The Essential Diazby Bernal Diaz del Castillo; Janet Burke; Ted Humphrey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    Ideally suited for use in swift-moving surveys of World, Atlantic, and Latin American history, this abridgment of Ted Humphrey and Janet Burke’s 2012 translation of the True History provides key excerpts from Diaz's text and concise summaries of omitted passages. Included in this edition is a new preface outlining the social, economic, and... more...

  • Reproducing Empireby Laura Briggs

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers... more...