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- Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 16.15
Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media?s fixation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Today, the term "filibuster" refers to a tactic used by loquacious lawmakers who seek to prevent a vote by delivering marathon-length speeches. But in the past, the term had a different meaning -- it referred to freelance mercenaries who traveled to foreign countries with the aim of sparking a war or revolution. James Jeffrey Roche presents... more...
- Parthian Books 2015; US$ 10.19
When Hernán Cortés met the Mayans, Aztecs and other cultures of the gulf coast of Mexico in 1519, it was the first extended contact between the peoples of continental America and Europe. The Spanish found cities larger and better run than any in Europe, and pyramids greater than Egypt?s. The Aztecs believed time was running down and they lived in... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In this detailed travelogue, author Henry Howard Harper recounts his extended tour through the Mexican regions of Campeche, Tabasco, and Yucatan, conveying a vivid sense of the country's rugged landscape, vibrant cultural traditions, and unique history. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
When separatist revolts erupted in Spain's American colonies in the early 1800s, opinion in the United States was undecided as to what position to take. Proximity and America's own anti-colonial ethos favored sympathy with the rebel cause, yet U.S. strategic interests during the tumultuous Napoleonic Wars dictated a policy of neutrality. When... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95
Among the Garifuna is the first ethnographic narrative of a Garifuna family. The Garifuna are descendants of the ?Black Carib,? whom the British deposited on Roatan Island in 1797 and who settled along the Caribbean coast from Belize City to Nicaragua. In 1980, medical anthropologist Marilyn McKillop Wells found herself embarking on an... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country?s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation?s history.... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 171.66
Beim Gedanken an den amerikanischen Kontinent hat man sofort die Vorstellung von der Supermacht USA und ihrem lateinamerikanischen Hinterhof präsent. Vergessen wird dabei leicht, dass die USA einstmals der ?Wilde Westen? waren, während Mittel- und Südamerika auf alten Hochkulturen aufbauten und die Schatzkammern Spaniens und Portugals waren. Stefan... more...