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41 INNES, HAMMOND. The Conquistadors.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1969. First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn in the front and the back. 
Retells one of the most extraordinary episodes in the annals of the Western hemisphere - the conquest of Mexico and Peru by a handful of Spanish soldiers of fortune, the collapse of two mighty empires, Aztec and Inca, before the ruthless determination of Cortes and Pizarro. An extraordinary collection of pictures, superbly reproduced - including 48 pages of full color plates - complements Mr. Innes' text. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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42 JACKSON, ROBERT H. Frontiers Of Evangelization: Indians In The Sierra Gorda And Chiquitos Missions.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Spanish crown wanted native peoples in its American territories to be evangelized and, to that end, facilitated the establishment of missions by various Catholic orders. Focusing on the Franciscan missions of the Sierra Gorda in Northern New Spain (Mexico) and the Jesuit missions of Chiquitos in what is now Bolivia, Frontiers of Evangelization takes a comparative approach to understanding the experiences of indigenous populations in missions on the frontiers of Spanish America. Marshaling a wealth of data from sacramental, military, and census records, Robert H. Jackson explores the many factors that influenced the stability of mission settlements, including the indigenous communities' previous subsistence patterns and family structures, the evangelical techniques of the missionary orders, the social and political organization within the mission communities, and epidemiology in relation to population density and mobility. The two orders, Jackson's research shows, organized and administered their missions very differently. The Franciscans took a heavy-handed approach and implemented disruptive social policies, while the Jesuits engaged in a comparatively "kinder and gentler" form of colonization. Yet the most critical factor to the missions' success, Jackson finds, was the indigenous peoples' existing demographic profile—in particular, their mobility. Nonsedentary populations, like the Pames and Jonaces of the Sierra Gorda, were more prone to demographic collapse once brought into the mission system, whereas sedentary groups, like the Guarani of Chiquitos, experienced robust growth and greater resistance to disease and natural disaster. Drawing on more than three decades of scholarly work, this analysis of crucial archival material augments our understanding of the role of missions in colonization, and the fate of indigenous peoples in Spanish America. 24 black-and-white Illustrations, 2 maps, 23 tables, 2 graphs, Hardcover, 208 pages, 6" x 9". 
Price: 36.05 USD
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43 JOHNSON, JOHN J. The Military And Society In Latin America.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 1967. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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44 JOHNSON, LYMAN L. (EDITOR). Death, Dismemberment, And Memory: Body Politics In Latin America.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The memories of heroes are preserved the world over in place names, patriotic holidays, printed images on money and stamps, folk songs, roadside shrines, and on web sites. Understanding the origin and meaning of these forms of symbolic political speech is a way to understand cultures and histories. The essays collected here address symbolic political speech associated with the bodies (and body parts) of martyred heroes in Latin America. The authors examine the processes through which these bodies are selected as political vessels, the forms in which they are venerated and memorialized, and the ways they are invested with meaning. Since colonial times governments and their political enemies in Latin America have struggled to control or appropriate the powerful symbolic powers associated with the bodies of the revered dead. Early examples discussed in this book include Cuauhtmoc, the Aztec ruler executed by Spanish conquistador Hernan Corts in 1524, and Túpac Amaru, the rebel Inca ruler executed by a Spanish viceroy in Peru in 1572. In both cases the bodies were denied to followers by authorities but were reclaimed symbolically by later generations who found enduring meaning in the sufferings of these martyrs. More recently, the bodies of Evita Peron and Che Guevara were recovered and appropriately reburied by admirers and loyalists. The authors explore the region's mixture of cultures, the legacy of Catholicism, and the persistence of underdevelopment, as they illuminate why the heroic dead in Latin America are likely to speak the language of social protest and resistance to foreign exploiters. Contributors: Christon Archer, University of Calgary Samuel Brunk, University of Texas, El Paso Jürgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina, Charlotte Paul Dosal, University of South Florida Donna J. Guy, Ohio State University, Columbus Jeffrey M. Shumway, Brigham Young University Ward Stavig, University of South Florida Barbara Weinstein, University of Maryland, College Park Daryle Williams, University of Maryland, College Park Lyman L. Johnson is professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is also the general editor for UNM Press's Dialogos series. "[Death, Dismemberment, and Memory] represents an important addition to Latin American political history and popular culture. . . . Highly Recmmended."-- Choice "Each chapter is well crafted, the parallels in the narrative structure are most useful, and the edited book is more consistent from essay to essay than many such anthologies. Each essay is enlightening and provides grist for symbolic-metaphoric-topic mills that may be brought forward by critical and insightful readers." -- Journal of Latin American Anthropology "Death, Dismemberment, and Memory is as fascinating as its title suggests. . . Johnson's anthology contributes significantly to the understanding of how many of Latin America's most prominent national figures are remembered. -- Journal of San Diego History "[Death, Dismemberment, and Memory] is a valuable contribution that illuminates Latin American history and politics in refreshing ways...the engaging, highly informative essays are excellent catalysts for further study of Latin American body politics." -- Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies "Death, Dismemberment is wonderful. . . This is a valuable work for those interested in popular religion, death rites, or religion and politics, as well as for anyone exploring the redemptive possibilities of real and perceived heroic death. . . this collection is cohesive and consistent." -- Theological Studies 
Price: 28.69 USD
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45 JOHNSON, WILLIAM WEBER; THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Life World Library: The Andean Republics Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1965. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Looks at the history, politics, and society of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Maps of the Andean Republics appear on front and back end papers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 2.85 USD
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46 JOHNSON, WILLIAM WEBER; THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Life World Library: The Andean Republics Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1965. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Looks at the history, politics, and society of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Maps of the Andean Republics appear on front and back end papers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.09 USD
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47 KAHL, JOSEPH A. The Measurement Of Modernism: A Study Of Values In Brazil And Mexico.
Published for the Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas by The University of Texas Press, Austin and London: 1974. 0292750196 / 9780292750197 Third Printing. This Lattin American Monograph No. 12. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Based on research conducted in two countries undergoing rapid industrialization, The Measurement of Modernism explores the measurement of the transformation from traditional to industrial society. "An important study - both for its methodology and for its findings." - Southeastern Latin Americanist 
Price: 71.25 USD
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48 KELLOGG, SUSAN. Law And The Transformation Of Aztec Culture, 1500-1700.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this book, Susan Kellogg explains how Spanish law served as an instrument of cultural transformation and adaptation in the lives of Nahuatl-speaking peoples during the years 1500-1700—the first two centuries of colonial rule. She shows that law had an impact on numerous aspects of daily life, especially gender relations, patterns of property ownership and transmission, and family and kinship organization. Based on a wide array of local-level Spanish and Nahuatl documentation and an intensive analysis of seventy-three lawsuits over property involving Indians residing in colonial Mexico City (Tenochtitlan), this work reveals how legal documentation offers important clues to attitudes and perceptions. Susan Kellogg is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Houston, Texas. She is coauthor of Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life. "This carefully argued and well-documented book is a very accessible example of how documents such as personal wills and lawsuits can be mined to reveal otherwise hidden realities of everyday life."—Choice 
Price: 23.70 USD
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49 KRAMER, PAUL; MCNICOLL, ROBERT E. ( EDITED BY). Latin American Panorama.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1968. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. 
These key writings on Latin America by the major social and historical interpreters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries explore the growth of Latin America, unravel its complexities, and provide knowledge in depth of the history, economy, politics, sociology, and temperament of a region of vital concern to the United States. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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50 LERMOUX, PENNY. Cry Of The People: The Struggle For Human Rights In Latin America, The Catholic Church In Conflict With U. S. Policy.
Penguin Group, New York: 1982. 0140060472 / 9780140060478 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 4.99 USD
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51 LOPEZ-CHAVEZ , CELIA. Epics Of Empire And Frontier: Alonso De Ercilla And Gaspar De Villagra As Spanish Colonial Chroniclers.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
First published in 1569, La Araucana, 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 Villagra, Mexican-born captain under Juan de OĖate in New Mexico, published Historia de la Nueva Mxico, a historical epic about the Spanish subjugation of the indigenous peoples of New Mexico. In Epics of Empire and Frontier—a deft cultural, ethnohistorical reading of these two colonial epics, both of which loom large in the canon of Spanish literature—Celia Lopez-Chavez reveals new ways of thinking about the themes of empire and frontier. Employing historical and literary analysis that goes from the global to the regional, and from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Lopez-Chavez considers Ercilla and Villagra not only as writers but as citizens and subjects of the powerful Spanish empire. Although frontiers of conquest have always been central to the regional histories of the Americas, this is the first work to approach the subject through epic poetry and the main events in the poets' lives. Lopez-Chavez also investigates the geographical spaces and landmarks where the conquests of Chile and New Mexico took place, the natural landscape of each area as both the Spanish and the natives saw it, and the characteristics of the expedition in both regions, with special attention to the violence of the invasions. In her discussion of law, geography, and frontier, Lopez-Chavez carries the poems' firsthand testimony on the political, cultural, and social resistance of indigenous people into present-day debates about regional and national identity. An interdisciplinary, comparative postcolonial interpretation of the history found in two poetic narratives of conquest, Epics of Empire and Frontier brings fresh understanding to the role that poetry plays in regional and national memory and culture. Celia Lopez-Chavez is Associate Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico and author of Con la cruz y con el dinero: los jesuitas del San Juan colonial (With the Cross and Money: Jesuits in Colonial San Juan). "Epics of Empire and Frontier constitutes a valuable addition to the growing corpus of Spanish colonial epics studies that has enabled scholars to revise the history of colonialism in the Americas. Celia Lopez-Chavez does a superior job of teasing from these literary texts a detailed account of historical events from the Spanish point of view, and offering a postcolonial critique of those events."—Raúl Marrero-Fente, author of Epic, Empire, and Community in the Atlantic World 
Price: 29.40 USD
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52 LOWENFELS, WALTER (EDITOR). For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology.
Beacon Press, Boston: 1975. 0807063827 / 9780807063828 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This international anthology of prose and poetry pays tribute to the life of Pablo Neruda and to the legacy of the Popular Unity Government of Salvador Allende. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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53 LUTZ, CHRISTOPHER H. Santiago De Guatemala, 1541-1773: City, Caste, And The Colonial Experience.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1997. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Santiago de Guatemala was the colonial capital and most important urban center of Spanish Central America from its establishment in 1541 until the earthquakes of 1773. Christopher H. Lutz traces the demographic and social history of the city during this period, focusing on the rise of groups of mixed descent. During these two centuries the city evolved from a segmented society of Indians, Spaniards, and African slaves to an increasingly mixed population as the formerly all-Indian barrios became home to a large intermediate group of ladinos. The history of the evolution of a multiethnic society in Santiago also sheds light on the present-day struggle of Guatemalan ladinos and Indians and the problems that continue to divide the country today. Christopher H. Lutz is managing director and editor of Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies and a board member of the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamrica in Antigua, Guatemala. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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54 MASLOW, JONATHAN. Footsteps In The Jungle: Adventures In The Scientific Exploration Of The American Tropics.
Ivan R. Dee, Chicago: 1996. 1566631378 / 9781566631372 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Just as the European discovery of the New World brought a revolution in human understanding, so the explorers of traveler-naturalists in the New World tropics launched a revolution in the natural sciences as yet unfinished. In Footsteps in the Jungle, Jonathan Maslow recounts the exploits of thirteen of these scientists whom he calls "the luckiest men and women of all time" - the explorers who first mapped the tropical regions of the Americas and discovered the biological orgy that is nature in the tropics. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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55 MAULDIN, BARBARA. Folk Art Of The Andes.
Musuem of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The author offers an understanding of the development of folk art during the colonial period and shows how much of the work produced after independence reflects the interweaving of indigenous craft traditions with European art forms and techniques. Drawing from the renowned collection at the Museum of International Folk Art and other private and public collections in the United States, Folk Art of the Andes includes religious paintings, sculptures, portable altars, milagros, amulets, and ritual offerings. Traditional hand woven ponchos, mantles, belts, and bags are shown, along with women's skirts, hats, and shawls adapted from the Spanish. Jewelry, wooden trunks, silverwork, majolica ceramics, carved gourds, house blessing ornaments, and toys reveal not only the craftsmanship of the work, but the ways the objects function in everyday life. Also explored are Andean festival cycles with lavish costumes and a variety of masks. With more than four hundred color photographs, this monumental book provides a window into the rich spirit and culture of the Andeans. Folk Art of the Andes was published to coincide with an exhibition to open at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in April 2011. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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56 MCAFEE, KATHY. Storm Signals: Structural Adjustment And Development Alternatives In The Caribbean.
South End Press, Boston: 1991. 0896084205 / 9780896084209 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Conveys the vitality of the region's popular movements, pinpoints the policies that threaten to block their promising initiatives, and proposes constructive policy alternatives. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.79 USD
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57 MILLER, TOM. The Panama Hat Trail.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Critically acclaimed author Tom Miller reveals the making and marketing of one Panama hat, from the straw fields of Ecuador's coastal lowland to a hat shop in Southern California. Along the way, the hat becomes a literary device allowing Miller to give us his impressions from the tributaries of the Amazon to the mountainsides of the Andes. The Panama Hat Trail is at once a study in global economics and a lively travelogue. Tom Miller has been writing about Latin America and the American Southwest for more than four decades. His articles have appeared in outlets including the New York Times, Smithsonian, LIFE, Rolling Stone, and Natural History. He is affiliated with the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies, and at a 2008 ceremony, the City of Quito proclaimed Miller Un Husped Ilustre (An Illustrious Guest). "Among the best travel books ever written."—National Geographic Traveler "A fascinating view. Miller is a good story teller… his entertaining book puts a feather in the Ecuadorian straw hat."—Christian Science Monitor "There is Miller, rolling from one adventure to another, part Mark Twain, part Evelyn Waugh. . . . By the time you finish with the people and the places the author introduces you to, you will wish you had Tom Miller's job. But then, you don't have Tom Miller's eyes."—Phoenix New Times "An almost novelistic adventure story."—USA Today 
Price: 18.95 USD
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58 MONAGHAN, JOHN. The Covenants With Earth And Rain: Exchange, Sacrifice, And Revelation In Mixtec Society.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this book, John Monaghan explores the culture of the Mixtecs, today one of the largest Native American groups in Mexico. Focusing on the community of Santiago Nuyoo, located in the mountainous Mixteca Alta region, he describes Nuyooteco marriage practices, gift exchange, kinship systems, land tenure, cosmology, ritual, and feasting. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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59 MUNOZ, BRAULIO. Sons Of The Wind: The Search For Identity In Spanish American Indian Literature.
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick: 1982. 0813509726 / 9780813509723 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Explores the issues surrounding the long search for, and the reality of, cultural unity in Spanish America. It is an effort to take inventory of what has been won and what has been lost in the process of realizing the hegemony of the mestizo and his culture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.10 USD
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60 NIELL, PAUL B. & WIDDIFIELD, STACIE G. (EDITORS). Buen Gusto And Classicism In The Visual Cultures Of Latin America, 1780-1910.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The promotion of classicism in the visual arts in late-eighteenth and nineteenth century Latin America and the need to "revive" buen gusto (good taste) are the themes of this collection of essays. The contibutors provide new insights into neoclassicism and buen gusto as cultural, not just visual, phenomena in the late colonial and early national periods and promote new approaches to the study of Latin American art history and visual culture. The essays examine neoclassical visual culture from assorted perspectives. 
Price: 62.70 USD
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