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  • The History of Hondurasby Thomas Leonard

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    Honduras has suffered both political trauma and natural disasters throughout its history. In 1969, Honduras' political tensions with El Salvador during a soccer series preliminary to the World Cup led to the four-day-long "Football War." In 1998, Hurricane Mitch caused billions of dollars of damage to Honduras; ten years later, half of the country's... more...

  • The History of Nicaraguaby Clifford Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Notwithstanding Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's disdain for the United States, our nation has played a significant role in shaping Nicaraguan nationalism, as well as the country's political, economic, and social systems. The History of Nicaragua was written, in part, to help students and other interested readers understand that relationship,... more...

  • The Last Colonial Massacreby Greg Grandin; Greg Grandin; Naomi Klein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research... more...

  • Afro-Central Americans in New York Cityby Sarah England

    UPF 2006; US$ 44.95

    A fascinating and richly detailed ethnographic study of a unique and little-known transmigrant population. more...

  • Maya Roadsby Mary Jo McConahay

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America?s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist?s fascinating experiences with the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. The intense beauty of the forest, the fantastic locales, the ancient... more...

  • The Chopsticks-Fork Principleby Cathy Bao Bean

    We Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, A Memoir and Manual is not the “Tiger Mom” method of child-rearing! Says Celia Morris, author of Fanny Wright: Rebel in America, “Zany, moving, hilarious, and deep—not infrequently all at once. Cathy Bao Bean gives us a rollicking tour of the Bean method of merging work and play while negotiating cultural... more...

  • Cobble Circles and Standing Stonesby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season... more...

  • Everyday Revolutionariesby Irina Carlota Silber

    Rutgers University Press 2010; Not Available

    Everyday Revolutionaries provides a longitudinal and rigorous analysis of the legacies of war in a community racked by political violence. By exploring political processes in one of El Salvador's former war zones-a region known for its peasant revolutionary participation-Irina Carlota Silber offers a searing portrait of the entangled aftermaths... more...

  • The New Black Politicianby Andra Gillespie

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    ·        ?Interesting, thoughtful, and broad in its revelation of the post-racial black politician.? ? Andrea Simpson, author of The Tie That Binds ·        ?Telling and insightful analysis?, This remarkable book will have a significant impact                   .? ? Wilbur C. Rich, author of David Dinkins and New York City Politics... more...

  • The Social Anxieties of Progressive Reformby Martin Paulsson

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    Tracing the evolution of Atlantic City from a miserable hamlet of fishermen's huts in 1854 to the nation's premier seaside resort in 1910, The Social Anxieties of Progressive Reform chronicles a bizarre political conflict that reaches to the very heart of Progressivism. Operating outside of the traditional constraints of family, church, and community,... more...