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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...


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...


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,...


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

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,...


The Maya (Ninth edition)

by Michael D. Coe & Stephen D. Houston

"The gold standard of introductory books on the ancient Maya." —Expedition The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World’s greatest ancient civilization. Coe...


Archaeoastronomy and the Maya

by Gerardo Aldana y V. & Edwin L. Barnhart

Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites,...


Maya Revolt and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

by Robert W. Patch

Records of revolts, rebellions, and revolutions provide insight into the nature of the Maya in the colonial period. This book presents five case studies - four in Guatemala and one in Yucatan, Mexico - of eighteenth-century...


Toxic Injustice: A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle

by Susanna Rankin Bohme

The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical...


The Lowland Maya Postclassic

by Arlen F. Chase & Prudence M. Rice

This collection represents a major step forward in understanding the era from the end of Classic Maya civilization to the Spanish conquest.