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  • Memories of Conquestby Laura E. Matthew

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

    Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's New World empire? Laura Matthew's study of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala--the first study to focus on a single allied colony over the entire colonial period--places... more...

  • In Search of Juli?n Carrillo and Sonido 13by Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    In the 1920s, the Mexican composer Juli?n Carrillo (1875-1965) developed a microtonal system called El Sonido 13 (The 13th Sound). Eschewing traditionally linear historical frameworks, In Search of Juli?n Carrillo and Sonido 13 employs an innovative transhistorical narrative in which past, present and future are explored dialogically in order to... more...

  • Latin American Constitutionalism,1810-2010by Roberto Gargarella

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 77.99

    Latin America possesses an enormously rich constitutional history, but this legal history has only recently begun to be subjected to scholarly inquiry. In Latin American Constitutionalism (1810-2010) , Roberto Gargarella provides a broadly comparative and landmark history of Latin American constitutionalism, informed by constitutional theory. more...

  • The Madrid Codexby Gabrielle Vail; Anthony Aveni

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 27.95 US$ 23.76

    This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, this manuscript includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from... more...

  • Hunter of Storiesby Eduardo Galeano

    Little, Brown Book Group 2018; US$ 21.99

    The internationally acclaimed last work by the bestselling Latin American writer Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his... more...

  • The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S. Grant Administrationby Stephen McCullough

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This study examines the policies of the Ulysses S. Grant administration in the Caribbean. It analyzes how the administration reacted to an uprising in Spanish Cuba by seeking to expand US military and commercial influence and replace European dominance with an informal US empire. more...

  • The Time of Freedomby Cindy Forster

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2001; US$ 27.95 US$ 23.76

    Cindy Forster’s insightful work reveals the critical role played by the rural poor in organizing and sustaining Guatemala’s national revolution of 1944-1954. more...

  • Stealing Livesby Arturo J. Marcano Guevara; David P. Fidler

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 11.95

    While some Latin American superstars have overcome discrimination to strike gold in baseball's big leagues, thousands more Latin American players never make it to "The Show." Stealing Lives focuses on the plight of one Venezuelan teenager and documents abuses that take place against Latin children and... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Development in Central America and the Caribbeanby Dr Anders Danielson; A. Geske Dijkstra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the economic decline in the early 1980s, most countries in Central America and the Caribbean have returned to positive growth rates. The recovery often coincided with or followed extensive neoliberal reforms. The contributors to this book address the crucial question of whether these growth rates are sustainable. Several aspects of sustainability... more...

  • Waves of Protestby Paul D. Almeida

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00 US$ 63.75

    One of the first longitudinal studies of collective resistance in the developing world, Waves of Protest examines large-scale contentious action in El Salvador during critical eras in the countryÕs history. Providing a compelling analysis of the massive waves of protests from the early twentieth century to the present in El Salvador, Paul D. Almeida... more...