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Poets and Prophets of the Resistance

by Joaquín M. Chávez

Poets and Prophets of the Resistance offers a ground-up history and fresh interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that brought El Salvador to the eve of civil war in 1980. Challenging the dominant...


Cortés and Montezuma

by Maurice Collis

The convergence of Cortés and Montezuma is the most emblematic event in the birth of what would come to be called "America." Landing on the Mexican coast on Good Friday, 1519, Hernán Cortés felt himself the...


Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

by Sheila Cosminsky

The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it...


Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca & cyclone Covey

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Jerez de la Frontera, c. 1488/1490/1492 – Seville, c. 1557/1558/1559/1560) was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition....


Maya Math Simplified

by Njord Kane

The Mystery of Maya Math Code is solved and simplified! 

Presented in a manner that is not long winded by explaining centuries of theories regarding ancient mathematics, Maya philosophy, and history. This book...


A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura

by Eileen Markey

On a hot and dusty December day in 1980, the bodies of four American women-three of them Catholic nuns-were pulled from a hastily dug grave in a field outside San Salvador. They had been murdered two nights...


Maya Math Simplified

by Njord Kane

The Mystery of Maya Math Code is solved and simplified! 

Presented in a manner that is not long winded by explaining centuries of theories regarding ancient mathematics, Maya philosophy, and history. This book...


History of the Maya

by Njord Kane

The History of the Maya definitively traces the cultural evolution of the Maya civilization from the arrival of migrating 'first peoples' to the end of the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican World with the Spanish Conquest...


History of the Maya

by Njord Kane

Definitively tracing the evolution and history of the Maya civilization from the arrival of migrating 'first peoples' to the end of the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican World with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th...


Riot!: Tobacco, Reform, and Violence in Eighteenth-Century Papantla, Mexico

by Jake Frederick

Riot!: Tobacco, Reform, and Violence in Eighteenth-Century Papantla, Mexico is an exploration of the Totonac native community of Papantla, Veracruz, during the last half of the eighteenth century. Told through...


Stories of Civil War in El Salvador

by Erik Ching

El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of child soldiers,...


Beyond The Windy Place - Life In The Guatemalan Highlands

by Maud Oakes

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Historical Dictionary of El Salvador

by Orlando J. Pérez

The Historical Dictionary of El Salvador contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities,...


Nicaragua: Emerging From the Shadow of the Eagle

by Thomas W. Walker & Christine J. Wade

Nicaragua: Emerging from the Shadow of the Eagle details the country's unique history, culture, economics, politics, and foreign relations. Its historical coverage considers Nicaragua from pre-Columbian and...


A Book of North Wales

by Sabine Baring-Gould

CONCERNING the purpose and scope of this little book I have but to repeat what I have said in the prefaces to my other works of the same nature—A Book of the West, A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of Brittany—that...


Jungle of Stone

by William Carlsen

“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review)

In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried...


A Camera in the Garden of Eden: The Self-Forging of a Banana Republic

by Kevin Coleman

In the early twentieth century, the Boston-based United Fruit Company controlled the production, distribution, and marketing of bananas, the most widely consumed fresh fruit in North America. So great was the...


The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon

by Andrés Ruzo

In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life.

When Andrés Ruzo was just...


Ñandutí, Lace of Paraguay

by Annick Sanjurjo & Albert J Casciero

It happens rarely that a foreign craft is so intensely identified with a region to the extent that it becomes its symbol.  However, that is exactly what happened with the old Spanish lace from Extremadura,...


Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 1: A Primary Source Reader, Volume One: The Colonial Era

by Robert M. Buffington & Lila Caimari

The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This second volume retains most of the modern period sources...