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"A must-read for anyone interested in Nicaragua--or in the overall issue of social change."--Margaret Randall, author of "SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS" and "SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS REVISITED" " Sandinista" is the first English-language biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador,…

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In 1857, Captain William Lewis Herndon sacrificed his life trying to save 600 passengers and crew when his ship foundered in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Memorialized in Gary Kinder's best-selling book Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Herndon, with this…

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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David…

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Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala marks a new era in Guatemalan studies by offering an up-to-the-minute look at the pan-Maya movement and the future of the Maya people as they struggle to regain control over their cultural destiny. The successful emergence of…

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Creedman's original Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica appeared in 1977. The new edition is nearly 50% larger, the fruit of several summers the author spent working in this most interesting part of Central America. The earlier text has been updated. Its…

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This anthology brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines who look at one main question: What constitutes Cuban identity? Encouraged to go beyond received ideas and time-worn methodologies, they offer revisionist perspectives that argue for a…

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This book is a carefully argued study of peasants and labor during the Somoza regime, focusing on popular movements in the economically strategic department of Chinandega in western Nicaragua. Jeffrey Gould traces the evolution of group consciousness among…

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Conflicts between native Maya peoples and European-derived governments have punctuated Mexican history from the Conquest in the sixteenth century to the current Zapatista uprising in Chiapas. In this deeply researched study, Terry Rugeley delves into the…

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A provocative summary, analysis and evaluation of political, economic and cultural developments in Cuba since the revolution. In addition, the book also looks at the international relations of Cuba in the tumultous decade following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Since the late 1970s, events in Central America have brought increased scholarly interest in the six isthmus nations--Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Conceived in response to that scholarly interest, this volume provides a…

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This survey of Central American history, includes the five republics of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. There is a summary of events in 1960-62, with special reference to Central American economic collaboration, the role of the United…

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