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.
A study of the intermittences of the processes of transitional justice and memory in post-dictatorship Uruguay.
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.
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.
An interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador’s history, politics, and culture from the late nineteenth century through the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book tells the intriguing story of the multi-class coalition that formed to overthrow Somoza’s Nicaraguan government in July, 1979.
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.
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.