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The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade

by Barbara L. Solow & Dale Tomich

The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe,...


Mussolini's National Project in Argentina

by David Aliano

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina offers a new look at the theoretical questions surrounding the promotion of a national project within another nation-state. Using the Italian project in Argentina...


Popol Vuh

by Anonymous

"Of all the American people , the Quiché region of Guatemala have left us the richest mythological legacy. The story of creation, which appears in the Popol Vuh, which may be called the national book of the...


The Codex Nuttall

by Zelia Nuttall

The only value-priced, full-color edition of the pre-Columbian Mexican (Mixtec) book. Features 88 color plates of kings, gods, heroes, temples, sacrifices, and more. New introduction.


Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...


Lost in the Long Transition: Struggles for Social Justice in Neoliberal Chile

by William L. Alexander, Emily Wakild, Angela Vergara & Anton Daughters et al.

Presenting case studies by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and environmental specialists,Lost in the Long Transition critically examines the impact of neoliberal economic and social policies...


Latin America During World War II

by John F. Bratzel, Thomas M. Leonard, Monica A. Rankin & Graeme Mount et al.

The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according...


Coffee and Transformation in Sao Paulo, Brazil

by Mauricio A. Font

This volume examines the dynamism of the São Paulo region and its coffee industry and evolution since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Targeting key players such as large entrepreneurial coffee landlords...


Globalization on the Ground: Postbellum Guatemalan Democracy and Development

by Susanne Jonas, Nelson Amaro, Christopher Chase-Dunn & William I. Robinson et al.

This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, 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...


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 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...


Black Leather Shoes

by Berta Alicia Ramirez-Galan

While living in Canada she goes for an appointment to a hospital. The physiotherapist that interviews her is wearing a pair of shiny and well cared for black leather shoes that transport her in a flashback to...


The 2 Stepfathers of the Country

by Kevin Cantillano

It's the 1980s, a new generation of young men were drafted into a civil war in their home country, Nicaragua. A country known to be the country of war because of its long history or turmoil and economic depression...


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...


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...


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...


Historical Dictionary of Colombia

by Harvey F. Kline

The Historical Dictionary of Colombia covers the history of Colombia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries...


The Future of Road-making in America

by Archer Butler Hulbert

The Future of Road-making in America written by a writer, and professor of American history Archer Butler Hulbert. This book is one of many works by him which published in 1905. And now republish in ebook format....


Ricochet

by Mary Jo McConahay

A stunning memoir by California Book Award winner Mary Jo McConahay, from her years reporting for national magazines from Central America. When three colleagues die violently during a single wartime election...