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  • Crèvecoeur's Eighteenth-Century Travels in Pennsylvania and New Yorkby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecouer, long regarded as a chief figure in American letters of the Revolutionary period, is remembered as the author of Letters from an American Farmer and the posthumous Sketches of Eighteenth Century of America, but his last and most ambitious work has been almost entirely neglected. Published in France as Le Voyage... more...

  • The Cubans of Union Cityby Yolanda Prieto

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • Culture and Customs of Costa Ricaby Chalene Helmuth

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 64.00

    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...

  • Culture and Customs of Hondurasby Janet Gold

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    This comprehensive look at contemporary life in the small Latin American nation allows high school students and general readers to explore the many facets of Honduran life and culture. More and more Hondurans and scholars today are becoming aware of the diversity in the nation, and are realizing that rather than a single, homogeneous culture, Honduras... more...

  • Daily Life in Maya Civilization, 2nd Editionby Robert Sharer

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Experience daily life in Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Narrative chapters describe Mayan political life, economy, social structure, religion, writing, warfare, and scientific methods. Readers will explore the Mayan calendar, counting system, hunting and gathering methods, language, and... 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...

  • Dont Call Me Bossby Michael Weber

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1988; US$ 29.95

    The death of David Leo Lawrence in 1966 ended a fifty-year career of major influence in American politics.  In a front-page obituary, the New York Times noted that Lawrence, the longtime mayor of Pittsburgh, governor of Pennsylvania, and power in Democratic national politics, disliked being called Boss.  But, the Times noted, ?he was... more...

  • Dwelling, Identity, and the Mayaby Scott R. Hutson

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 79.99

    This book offers a new perspective on the ancient Maya that emphasizes the importance of dwelling as a social practice. Using excavations of ancient Chunchucmil as a case study, it investigates how Maya personhood was structured and transformed in and beyond the domestic sphere and examines the role of the past in the production of contemporary Maya... 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...

  • Enrique Alvarez Cordovaby John W. Lamperti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 45.00

    Enrique Alvarez Cordova was the son of one of El Salvador's ruling families. Intelligent, charismatic and above all wealthy, he had nothing to gain--and a great deal to lose--by courting revolution. Yet this young man with all the advantages did just that. Impressed by the poverty and miserable existence of the rural population, Alvarez set about... more...