History / Latin America / Central America

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Xuxub

Xuxub

Historias de una Muerte en el Viejo Yucatán

Rebeldes mayas mataron al mayordomo norteamericano de Xuxub en 1875, pero nadie ha podido esclarecer ¿Porque?. Ese facinante relato de Paul Sullivan lea como una novela de misterio.

Intermittences

Intermittences

Memory, Justice, and the Poetics of the Visible in Uruguay

A study of the intermittences of the processes of transitional justice and memory in post-dictatorship Uruguay.

The Time of Freedom

The Time of Freedom

Campesino Workers in Guatemala's October Revolution

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.

Xuxub Must Die

Xuxub Must Die

The Lost Histories of a Murder on the Yucatan

Mayan rebels killed an American plantation manager in 1875, but no one has ever unravelled why this murder took place. Paul Sullivan’s fascinating and skillful telling of this story reads like a mystery novel.

Landscapes Of Struggle

Landscapes Of Struggle

Politics Society And Community In El Salvador

An interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador’s history, politics, and culture from the late nineteenth century through the present.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

Land And Property Rights In Latin America

A comparative study of the impact of property ownership and women’s rights in twelve Latin American countries.

Winner of the 2003 Bryce Wood Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association.

Winner of the 2002 NECLAS Best Book Award from the New England Council of Latin American Studies.

Winner of the 2002 Latino Literary Hall of Fame Book Awards from the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.

Honorable Lives

Honorable Lives

This is the first work in English to discuss the social and political history of lawyers in a Latin American country. By exploring the lives of lawyers, Uribe-Uran is also able to focus on a general history of Latin America, while exploring key social and political changes and continuities from 1780 to 1850.

An Agrarian Republic

An Agrarian Republic

Commercial Agriculture and the Politics of Peasant Communities in El Salvador, 1823–1914

With unprecedented use of local and national sources, Lauria-Santiago presents a more complex portrait of El Salvador than has ever been ventured before. Using thoroughly researched regional case studies, Lauria-Santiago challenges the accepted vision of Central America in the nineteenth century and critiques the “liberal oligarchic hegemony” model of El Salvador. He reveals the existence of a diverse, commercially active peasantry that was deeply involved with local and national networks of power.

Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador’s Transition to Democracy

Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador’s Transition to Democracy

With the resignation of General Renee Emilio Ponce in March 1993, the army’s sixty-year domination of El Salvador came to an end. The country’s January 1992 peace accords stripped the military of its power, placing many areas under civilian rule. Establishing civilian control during the transition to democracy was no easy task—El Salvador had never been a democracy.

The Costa Rican Womens Movement

The Costa Rican Womens Movement

A Reader

Ilse Leitinger has collected the voices of forty-one diverse women—some radical, others strongly conservative, most ranging in between—as they write about their lives and their experiences working for change within the Costa Rican community. The founders and editors of Mujer, one of the most influential feminist journals in Latin America, are among the authors represented here.

Revolution and the Multiclass Coalition in Nicaragua

Revolution and the Multiclass Coalition in Nicaragua

This book tells the intriguing story of the multi-class coalition that formed to overthrow Somoza’s Nicaraguan government in July, 1979.

The Catholic Church and Politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

The Catholic Church and Politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Unlike most recent studies of the Catholic Church in Latin America, Philip J. Williams analyzes the Church in two very dissimilar political contexts-Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Despite the obvious differences, Williams argues that in both cases the Church has responded to social change in remarkably similar fashion. The efforts of progressive clergy to promote change in both countries have been largely blocked by Church hierarchy, fearful that such change will threaten the Church’s influence in society.

Panajachel

Panajachel

A Guatemalan Town in Thirty-year Perspective

Building on Sol Tax’s pioneering work of the economic organization of Panajachel in the 1930s, Hinshaw describes this village and analyzes the differences among Indians in other villages responding to environmental and economic changes over the past quarter century. This book offers a unique examination of belief patterns and social relations, and the continuity and change in the society’s worldview.

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