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History of the Mexican Empire and Mexico after the Empire

by History and Civilization Collection

pHistory of the Mexican Empire and Mexico after the Empire (with illustrations)./p p“South of the United States, stretching away towards Central America, lies the country of Mexico.../p pIt is difficult to...


The South American Republics : History of Argentina

by Thomas C. Dawson

pThis book presents the History of Argentina, from its discovery and Spanish colonization to the development of the country. "The description of the white man's spread over this immense country, the largest...


Venezuela : General History and Natural Features

by Frederik A. Fernald & Thomas C. Dawson

pThis book presents the general history of Venezuela, from its conquest, settlement and colonial period to the modern days; and the natural features of the country. Venezuela is a republic of South America,...


The Migrant Passage

by Noelle Kateri Brigden

At the crossroads between international relations and anthropology, The Migrant Passage analyzes how people from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala navigate the dangerous and uncertain clandestine journey...


Guatemala's Catholic Revolution

by Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval

Guatemala’s Catholic Revolution is an account of the resurgence of Guatemalan Catholicism during the twentieth century. By the late 1960s, an increasing number of Mayan peasants had emerged as religious and...


Prieto

by Henry B. Lovejoy

This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto (c. 1773–c. 1835), a member of the West African Yoruba people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic slave trade....


The Commander's Dilemma

by Amelia Hoover Green

Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces the leaders...


Strength Through Peace

by Judith Eve Lipton & David P. Barash

Costa Rica is the only full-fledged and totally independent country to be entirely demilitarized. Its military was abolished in 1948, with the keys to the armory handed to the Department of Education. Socially,...


Cuba's Forgotten Decade

by Isabel Story, Anna Clayfield, Emily J. Kirk & Anne Luke et al.

The 1970s have largely been overlooked in scholarly studies of the Cuban Revolution, or, at the very least, dismissed simply as a period of “Sovietization” characterized by widespread bureaucratization,...


Tropical Idolatry

by R. L. Green

In Tropical Idolatry, R.L. Green examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism during...


After Insurgency

by Ralph Sprenkels

El Salvador’s 2009 presidential elections marked a historical feat: Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) became the first former Latin American guerrilla movement to win the ballot after...


Cuban Foreign Policy

by H. Michael Erisman & John M. Kirk

This volume illustrates the sweeping changes in Cuban foreign policy under Raúl Castro. Leading scholars from around the world show how the significant shift in foreign policy direction that started in 1990...


To Bury Our Fathers

by Sergio Ramírez & Nick Caistor

Sergio Ramírez, writer and former civilian leader in the Sandinista revolutionary government from 1985-1990, has now won the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary award in the Hispanic world. He wrote his great...


The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

by Sonia Alconini & R. Alan Covey

When Spaniards invaded their realm in 1532, the Incas ruled the largest empire of the pre-Columbian Americas. Just over a century earlier, military campaigns began to extend power across a broad swath of the...


Captain Puckett

by Kenneth P. Puckett & William D. LaRue

For nearly 16 years, until he retired in 1996, he helped to guide ships through the historic Panama Canal on more than 1,400 transits. On these pages he navigates through tales of his rocky childhood in northern...


The Eyes That Have Cried

by Teresa Cortez

The Eyes That Have Cried is a true, first-person account of survival in a land torn by war.

Teresa Cortez is a young girl living in El Salvador in the 1980s. The Salvadoran Civil War produces no winners and is...


Rutilio Grande

by Rhina Guidos

In Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, veteran journalist Rhina Guidos explores the inspiring life and ministry of the Salvadoran priest whose killing changed the church in El Salvador and the life of his close...


Alone at the Altar

by Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

By 1700, Guatemala's capital was a mixed-race "city of women." As in many other cities across colonial Spanish America, labor and migration patterns in Guatemala produced an urban female majority and high numbers...


Anxieties of Experience

by Jeffrey Lawrence

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bola?o offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting longstanding...


The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S. Grant Administration

by Stephen McCullough

From 1869 to 1877, the United States found itself deeply involved in the Caribbean as Washington sought to replace European influence and colonialism with an informal American empire. The Ulysses S. Grant administration...