Subject: History / Latin America / Central America

Subject: History / Latin America / Central America

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Xuxub Must Die

|9780822959441|The Lost Histories of a Murder on the Yucatan| Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death.In 1875 an American plantation manager named Robert Stephens and a number of his workers were murdered by a band of Maya rebels. To this day, no one knows why. Was it the result of feuding between aristocratic families for greater power and…

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Panajachel

|9780822984481|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 Guatemalan village and analyzes the differences among Indians in other villages responding to environmental, social, and economic changes in the next quarter century. This book offers a unique examination of belief patterns and social relations, and the continuity and change in the society's worldview.| Robert E. Hinshaw| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Latin America / Central America Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Social Science / General

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The Catholic Church and Politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

|9780822983705|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.| Philip Williams| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / Central America Religion / Christianity / Catholic

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Revolution and the Multiclass Coalition in Nicaragua

|9780822955900|This book tells the intriguing story of the multi-class coalition that formed to overthrow Somoza's Nicaraguan government in July of 1979. Mark Everingham offers personal accounts from members of the elite class, to determine the factors that led them to join the popular class in support of the Sandinista uprising.| Mark Everingham| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / Central America Political Science / American Government / General

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The Costa Rican Womens Movement

|9780822955436|A Reader| This reader reflects the genesis, scope, and direction of women’s activism in a single Latin American country. It collects the voices of forty-one diverse women who live in Costa Rica, some radical, others strongly conservative, and most ranging inbetween, as they write about their lives, their problems, their aspirations.Unlike the comparative studies of women’s issues that look at several different countries, the reader provides an insider’s view of one small, but quintessentially Latin American, society. These women write of their own experience in organizing and working for change within the Costa Rican community. Some represent groups fitting into…

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