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  • From Grandmother to Granddaughterby Michael Gorkin; Marta Pineda; Gloria Leal

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 31.95

    The life histories and testimonies of nine Salvadoran women from different generations shape this intimate portrayal of contemporary El Salvador. The authors interviewed a grandmother, mother, and granddaughter from three Salvadoran families: La Familia Nuñez, members of the upper class; La Familia Rivas, from El Salvador's growing middle class; and... more...

  • Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundariesby Peter Hervik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries explores the Maya of Yucatan, the Maya of academic institutions and the Maya of the tourist industry. It examines the interplay between the local and the external, academic categories of the Maya, and seeks to transcend the paradoxical and incongruent relationship between the social spaces that breathe life... more...

  • Secrecy and Insurgencyby Silvia Posocco

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Secrecy and Insurgency deals with the experiences of guerrilla combatants of the Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (Rebel Armed Forces) in the aftermath of the peace accords signed in December 1996 between the Guatemalan government and guerrilla insurgents. Drawing on a broad field of contemporary theory, Silvia Posocco’ s Secrecy and Insurgency presents... more...

  • Stone of Kingsby Gerard Helferich

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in 2012.... Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade—the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya—and the scientists, collectors, explorers and entrepreneurs who have been searching for the mythical... more...

  • Peasants in Armsby Lynn Horton

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and equality and those who opposed the FSLN. Peasants... more...

  • Threatening Othersby Carlos Sandoval-Garcia

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan “immigrants.” Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation... more...

  • The Land Was Theirsby Gertrude W. Dubrovsky

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Land Was Theirs is a bout Farmingdale, New Jersey, a community of Jewish farming communities in the United States established with the help of the Jewish Agricultural Society. The 50 year history of Farmingdale provides a perspective on the pressures, problems, and satisfactions of rural Jewish life as experienced in one community. Beginning... more...

  • Fun with the Family Pennsylvaniaby Christine O'toole

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Pennsylvania features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones. more...

  • Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path®by Christine O'toole

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales,  Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Pennsylvania... more...

  • Pennsylvania Curiositiesby Clark DeLeon

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The Liberty Bell, Gettysburg, and Independence Hall may stand out as prominent Pennsylvania features, but the Keystone State is also home to bizarre places, personalities, events, and phenomena.  These unique and quirky aspects are humorously displayed in  Pennsylvania Curiosities, a cross between a wacky news gazette, an almanac, and a humorous travel... more...