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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
by David McCullough
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Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first... (read more)

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Open Veins of Latin America : Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (25TH Anniversary Edition) ((Rev)97 Edition)
Open Veins of Latin America : Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (25TH Anniversary Edition) ((Rev)97 Edition)
by Eduardo Galeano
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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the... (read more)

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Ambivalent Conquests : Maya and Spanish in Yucatan, 1517 - 1570 (2ND 03 Edition)
Ambivalent Conquests : Maya and Spanish in Yucatan, 1517 - 1570 (2ND 03 Edition)
by Inga Clendinnen
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In what is both a specific study of conversion in a corner of the Spanish Empire and a work with implications for the understanding of European domination and native resistance throughout the colonial world, Inga Clendinnen explores the intensifying... (read more)

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Struggle and Survival in Colonial America (81 Edition)
Struggle and Survival in Colonial America (81 Edition)
by David G. (ed.) Sweet
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Here are the fascinating stories of twenty-three little-known but remarkable inhabitants of the Spanish, English, and Portuguese colonies of the New World between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Women and men of all the races and classes of colonial... (read more)

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An Environmental History of Latin America (New Approaches to the Americas)
An Environmental History of Latin America (New Approaches to the Americas)
by Shawn William Miller
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This book narrates the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original... (read more)

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The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
by Ernesto Che Guevara
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  The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times bestseller. This new, expanded... (read more)

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Canal Builders (10 Edition)
Canal Builders (10 Edition)
by Julie Greene
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A revelatory look at a momentous undertaking-from the workers' point of view The Panama Canal has long been celebrated as a triumph of American engineering and ingenuity. In The Canal Builders, Julie Greene reveals that this emphasis has obscured a far... (read more)

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Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World (Hispanic Issues)
Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World (Hispanic Issues)
by Santa Arias
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Postcolonial, interdisciplinary perspectives on Spain's empire and its cultural... (read more)

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Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan
Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan
by Mark Christensen
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Nahua and Maya Catholicisms examines ecclesiastical texts written in Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya to illustrate the role of these texts in conveying and reflecting various Catholic messages—and thus Catholicisms—throughout colonial Central Mexico... (read more)

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From Columbus To Castro (83 Edition)
From Columbus To Castro (83 Edition)
by Eric Williams
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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but... (read more)

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Children of Cain
Children of Cain
by Tina Rosenberg
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An honest judge in Medellin, a Maoist guerilla of Peru's Shining Path, the fair-haired Angel of Death in Argentina's Dirty War, the pool-party rich of El Salvador, the disabused revolutionaries of Nicaragua, and the ordinary Chileans who became silent... (read more)

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Cultures of Politics / Politics of Cultures : Revisioning Latin American Social Movements (98 Edition)
Cultures of Politics / Politics of Cultures : Revisioning Latin American Social Movements (98 Edition)
by Sonia E. Alvarez
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Investigating the complex interrelations between culture and politics in a wide range of social movements in Latin America, this book focuses on the cultural politics enacted by social movements as they struggle for new visions and practices of... (read more)

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Conflicting Missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 (02 Edition)
Conflicting Missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 (02 Edition)
by Piero Gleijeses
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Based on unprecedented research in Cuban, American, and European archives, this is the compelling story of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses sheds new light on U.S.... (read more)

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Faces and Masks (Memory of Fire Trilogy #2)
Faces and Masks (Memory of Fire Trilogy #2)
by Eduardo Galeano
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The second volume of Eduardo Galeanos Memory of Fire trilogy, Faces and Masks is an astonishing Latin American-eye view of the New World in the making. Here is the tangled, cataclysmic history of our hemisphere from the 1700s up to the dawn of our... (read more)

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The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Society (Latin America Readers)
The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Society (Latin America Readers)
by Gabriela Nouzeilles
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Excessively European, refreshingly European, not as European as it looks, struggling to overcome a delusion that it is European. Argentina?in all its complexity?has often been obscured by variations of the "like Europe and not like the rest of Latin... (read more)

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Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War
Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War
by David M. K. Sheinin
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"Provides an incredibly provocative and comprehensive analysis. Wonderfully readable and fast paced."--Kristin Ruggiero, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "Focuses on historical reality versus historical memory in an innovative way that... (read more)

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Brazil: Five Centuries of Change
Brazil: Five Centuries of Change
by Thomas E. Skidmore
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With a land mass larger than the continental United States, a unique culture that is part European, African, and indigenous, and the largest economy in Latin America, Brazil is one of the most important--yet one of the least understood--nations in the... (read more)

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Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela
Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela
by Rory Carroll
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The inside story of Hugo Chavezand#8217;s rule and complex legacy Few leaders in our time have been as divisive and enigmatic as the late Hugo Chavez. In Comandante, acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll tells the inside story of Chavezand#8217;s life, his... (read more)

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Memory of Fire Trilogy #01: Genesis
Memory of Fire Trilogy #01: Genesis
by Eduardo Galeano
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Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeanos Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the authors words, an attempt to “rescue the kidnapped memory of all America.” It is a fierce... (read more)

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Century of the Wind (Memory of Fire Trilogy #3)
Century of the Wind (Memory of Fire Trilogy #3)
by Eduardo Galeano
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The third volume of Eduardo Galeanos Memory of Fire trilogy, Century of the Wind offers a panorama of Galeanos singular vision of the past, turbulent century: from the bucolic New Jersey laboratory of Thomas Alva Edison to the armies of Emiliano Zapata... (read more)

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