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  • Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Peripheryby Sylvia Sellers-García

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance?paper?over such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances... more...

  • The Banana Menby Lester D. Langley; Thomas D. Schoonover

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00

    Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the... more...

  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles W. Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Routledge 2004; US$ 120.00

    Presents the current state of of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the past hundred years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the more...

  • Political Movements and Violence in Central Americaby Charles D. Brockett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America. more...

  • The Ancient Mayaby Heather McKillop

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This is an introduction to the Mayan civilization, including new interpretations and ongoing controversies. The book features examples of artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copan. more...

  • The United States and Central Americaby Mark Rosenberg

    Routledge 2007; US$ 125.00

    Part of the ''Contemporary Inter-American Relations'' series, this book gives an overview of the history of US-Central American relations. It considers economic relations between the 2 regions, presenting information on the Central American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at political issues such as military cooperation, security issues, and others. more...

  • Latinos in New Englandby Andres Torres

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    More than one million Latinos now live in New England. This is the first book to examine their impact on the region's culture, politics, and economics. At the same time, it investigates the effects of the locale on Latino residents' lives, traditions, and institutions.Employing methodologies from a variety of disciplines, twenty-one contributors explore... more...

  • Nicaragua -- The Imagining of a Nationby Luciano Baracco

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    Nicaragua: The Imagining of a Nation is geared to students and academics of nationalism studies, history, and Latin American studies. Analyzing Nicaragua’s postcolonial history, the author studies the Sandinista Revolution in the context of Nicaragua’s on more...

  • Decolonizing Developmentby Joel Wainwright

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.95

    Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of... more...