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  • CultureShock! Costa Ricaby Claire Wallerstein

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Costa Rica is an indispensable companion for anyone who wishes to live and work amongst Central America’s famously friendly people. Life in Costa Rica often turns out to be more complicated than it seems at first glance but this book will not only help you quedar bien (be on good terms) with the Ticos, it will also provide practical... more...

  • Peaceable Kingdom Lostby Kevin Kenny

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 19.99

    William Penn established Pennsylvania in 1682 as a "holy experiment" in which Europeans and Indians could live together in harmony. In this book, historian Kevin Kenny explains how this Peaceable Kingdom--benevolent, Quaker, pacifist--gradually disintegrated in the eighteenth century, with disastrous consequences for Native Americans. Kenny... more...

  • Mayas in Postwar Guatemalaby Walter E. Little; David Stoll; Brenda Rosenbaum; Timothy J. Smith; Abigail E Adams; J Jailey Philpot-Munson; Edward F. Fischer; Robert M. Carmack; Judith M Maxwell; Jennifer Burrell; Jose Oscar Barrera Nunez; Barbara Bocek; Monica DeHart; Peter Benson; Liliana Goldin; Timothy J. Smith

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Like the original Harvest of Violence , published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities... more...

  • Heritage or Heresyby Cameron Jean Walker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    How can we effectively interpret and present one culture to another without stereotypes or over-simplifications? What is the best way to present an authoritative version of a national heritage without also endangering ancient sites or being insensitive to the local customs, beliefs, and religious practices of the indigenous peoples?   ... more...

  • Mainland Passageby Ramón E. Soto-Crespo

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 67.50

    One-third of the population of Puerto Rico moved to New York City during the mid-twentieth century. Since this massive migration, Puerto Rican literature and culture have grappled with an essential change in self-perception. Mainland Passage examines the history of that transformation, the political struggle over its representation, and the ways it... more...

  • Empires of the Mayaby Jill Rubalcaba

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Gives a summary of the history of the Maya Empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. This book explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. It includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, political organization, and the arts. more...

  • Culture and Customs of Costa Ricaby CHALENE HELMUTH

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 81.00

    Costa Rica, the spectacularly beautiful Latin American nation, stands out from its neighbors in its political climate, economic stability, and social progressiveness. Culture and Customs of Costa Rica is a superlative introduction to the modern Costa Rica, which Costa Ricans compare in many ways to the United States. Helmuth, who spent her formative... more...

  • Strategy and Tactics of the Salvadoran FMLN Guerrillasby Gustavo Perdomo; David E. Spencer

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 168.00

    This book examines the military organization, strategy, and tactics of the Salvadoran FMLN guerrillas during their efforts to overthrow the government. It is largely based on the authors' personal collections of guerrilla documents captured in the war, interviews with former and captured guerrillas, and personal combat experience during one of... more...

  • The Contras, 1980-1989by R. Pardo-Maurer

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 26.95

    Former political officer for the Nicaraguan Resistance (the Contras), Rogelio Pardo-Maurer shares his experiences of the factional dynamics of that group in this provocative new study. Providing a historical account of internal politics in the Resistance, Pardo-Maurer analyzes the principle factions or issues of contention, devoting special attention... more...

  • The Cubans of Union Cityby Yolanda Prieto

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    As a result of the conflicts between Cuba and the United States, especially after 1959, Cubans immigrated in great numbers. Most stayed in Miami, but many headed north to Union City, making it second only to Miami in its concentration of Cubans. In The Cubans of Union City , Yolanda Prieto discusses why Cubans were drawn to this particular city... more...