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  • The WPA Guide to New Jerseyby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later... more...

  • Telling Maya Talesby Gary H. Gossen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several... more...

  • The Conquest of Mexicoby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95 US$ 32.02

    The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place in native Indian societies over three centuries, focusing on disruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception of reality, the spread of the European... more...

  • The Governors of New Jerseyby Michael J. Birkner; Donald Linky; Peter Mickulas

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    This revised edition is a thorough reference work on the New Jersey governorship, one of the strongest in the nation. It is brought current with the addition of essays on Governors Brendan T. Byrne, James Florio, Christine Todd Whitman, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey, Richard Codey, and Jon Corzine. Essays included in the original edition are... more...

  • Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexicoby Javier Villa-Flores; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. more...

  • Fire Islandby Francine Silverman

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Fire Island is a haven for everyone and a special place for the author - she met her husband here 35 years ago. A pencil-thin barrier beach 32 miles long, Fire Island extends from Robert Moses State Park in the west to Moriches Inlet in the east. The island runs parallel to the South Shore of Long Island and protects it from the... more...

  • Mexico's Guadalajara, San Blas, Laguna Chapala & Beyondby Vivien Lougheed

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    The lure of isolated beaches rimmed with palm trees brought John Huston to Puerto Vallarta in the 1960s to film Night of the Iguana. His cast included Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. While working, the two fell in love. Their story became one of the great love stories of that century.This romance resulted in thousands of people swarming to the... more...

  • Mexico's Oaxaca, Chiapas & Palenqueby Joanie Sanchez

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    South of Veracruz looms the state of Oaxaca. Highway 17 from Veracruz pushes right into its northern half, unmindful of the mountains that rise up, the vegetation that looms closer and greener, or the wildlife that diversifies and multiplies, as the population thins out. Oaxaca's northern half is wild and remote - mountains and cloud forests, inhabited... more...

  • Diary of a Company Manby James S. Kunen

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    The funny, insightful, and inspiring story of a 1960s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place called ?Too Young to Retire and Too Old to Hire?   James S. Kunen?author of The Strawberry Statement, an account of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University?chronicles his adventures... more...

  • Peripheral Visionsby Edward D. Terry; Gilbert M. Joseph; Edward H. Moseley; Ben W. Fallaw; Eric N. Baklanoff; Othon Banos Ramirez; Eugene M. Wilson; Helen Delpar; Terry Rugeley; Marie Lapointe; Paul K. Eiss; Lynda S. Morrison; Stephanie J. Smith; Ben W. Fallaw

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Yucatan has been called ?a world apart??cut off from the rest of Mexico by geography and culture. Yet, despite its peripheral location, the region experienced substantial change in the decades after independence. As elsewhere in Mexico, apostles of modernization introduced policies intended to remold Yucatan in the image of the advanced nations of... more...