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Empire by Invitation

William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America

by Michel Gobat

<p>Michel Gobat traces the untold story of the rise and fall of the first U.S. overseas empire to William Walker, a believer in the nation’s manifest destiny to spread its blessings not only westward but abroad as well. In the 1850s Walker and a

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Empires in the Wilderness

Foreign Colonization and Development in Guatemala, 1834-1844

by William J. Griffith

<p>This is the account of a series of enterprises undertaken in Guatemala during the 1830s in an attempt to draw immigrants and capital from Europe to continue the subjugation of the vast unpeopled wastes. It is a record of failure, but a ...

ISBN: 9780807873809

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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya

by Walter R. T. Witschey

<p><em>Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya</em> offers an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception around 3000 BC to the Spanish Conquest after AD 1600. Over two hundred entries written by more than sixty researchers explore ...

ISBN: 9780759122864

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Enlightened Immunity

Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason

by Paul Ramírez

<p>In eighteenth-century Mexico, outbreaks of typhus and smallpox brought ordinary residents together with administrators, priests, and doctors to restore stability and improve the population's health. This book traces the monumental shifts in ...

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Epics of Empire and Frontier

Alonso de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial Chroniclers

by Celia López-Chávez

<p>First published in 1569, <em>La Araucana</em>, an epic poem written by the Spanish nobleman Alonso de Ercilla, valorizes the Spanish conquest of Chile in the sixteenth century. Nearly a half-century later in 1610, Gaspar de Villagrá, ...

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Erased

The Untold Story of the Panama Canal

by Marixa Lasso

<p>Cutting a path from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal set a new course for the development of Central America—but at considerable cost to Panamanians. Sleuth and scholar Marixa Lasso recounts how the canal’s American builders ...

ISBN: 9780674239753

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Establishing Ripe Moments for Negotiated Settlement in Counterinsurgency (COIN): An Example from Colombia - Negotiations with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Between 1986 and 2016

by Progressive Management

<p>This interesting report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Negotiating with insurgents to end a counterinsurgency (COIN) conflict is an undervalued and largely unaddressed topic in US Army ...

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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America

by Paul Freston

<p>In Latin America, evangelical Protestantism poses an increasing challenge to Catholicism's long-established religious hegemony. At the same time, the region is among the most generally democratic outside the West, despite often being labeled ...

ISBN: 9780190291822

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Eyewitness to Chaos

Personal Accounts of the Intervention in Haiti, 1994

by Walter E. Kretchik

<p>In September 1994 a large U.S. invasion force converged on Haiti. Years of diplomatic efforts, secret government planning, and military rehearsals on the parts of the United States and the United Nations had failed to restore to office ...

ISBN: 9781612348667

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Family Secrets

Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

by Gloria González-López

<p>“My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,” confides ‘Elisa’, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets, Gloria González-López tells the life stories of

ISBN: 9781479866175

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Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky

Myths of Mexico

by David Bowles

<p>Spanish Conquistadors and the Imperial Catholic Church-through murder and fire?tried to erase from history the creation stories of the Aztecs and other Mexican peoples. But bits and pieces survived. Through long research and imagination, ...

ISBN: 9781941026731

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Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy

by Galen Brokaw & Jongsoo Lee

<p>Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl is one of the most controversial and provocative Mexican chroniclers from the colonial period. A descendant of both the famous Prehispanic poet-king Nezahualcoyotl and Hernán Cortés’s ally Cortés ...

ISBN: 9780816533688

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Fidel Castro

In His Own Words

by Alex Moore

<p><em>FIDEL CASTRO<br /> August 13, 1926 November 26, 2016.</em></p> <p> A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”<br /> --<em>Fidel Castro</em></p> <p>From revolutionary and symbol of strength to Cold War adversary, ...

ISBN: 9781631581915

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Fidel Castro and Baseball

The Untold Story

by Peter C. Bjarkman

<p>Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball myths attached to Fidel have ...

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Fifty Feet Above the Wall: Drug Cartel Drones in the U.S. - Mexico Border Zone Airspace, and What to Do About Them - Border Security Countering Hostile and Narco-Drones with Anti-Drone Doctrine

by Progressive Management

<p>This excellent 2018 report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.</p> <p>Over the last decade, the U.S. military and homeland security research groups have contemplated the issue of how to ...

ISBN: 9780463610893

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Fire and Song

The story of Luis de Carvajal and the Mexican Inquisition

by Anna Lanyon

<p><em>It is 1596 and in Mexico the Inquisition is at its most efficient. A young man trembles in his cell as he prays for salvation, torn between the Christianity he was schooled in and his ancestral faith. What heresies will the Holy Office ...

ISBN: 9781741156911

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Fires on the Border

The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

by Rosemary Hennessy

<DIV><P>The history of the <EM>maquiladoras</EM> has been punctuated by workers’ organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, Rosemary Hennessy was struck by an elusive but ...

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Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortes

<p><strong>“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the clearest piece of narrative

ISBN: 9788834102152

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Five Years in Texas

by Thomas North

ISBN: 1230000554886

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Flight Plight: An Examination of Contemporary Humanitarian Immigration from Honduras, Cuba, and Syria to the United States with Considerations for National Security - Cuban Adjustment Act, ICE, Visas

by Progressive Management

<p>This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. This study examines contemporary U.S. immigration for humanitarian populations from Honduras, Cuba, and Syria. Humanitarian ...

ISBN: 9781370897254

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