Category Archives: Americas

History of the Conquest of Mexico

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Indigenous Apostles: Maya Catholic Catechists Working the Word in Highland Chiapas. (Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations)

Indigenous Apostles tells the story of conversion to Catholicism and birth of new ecclesial community with the arrival of Vatican II mission in Santa Maria Magdalenas, a Tzotzil-speaking village in Mexico’s Maya highlands. In the state of Chiapas, the nation’s … Continue reading

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The Life Story of J. Pierpont Morgan: A Biography [1911]

Originally published in 1911. This volume from the Cornell University Library’s print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations … Continue reading

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How to Cook a Tapir: A Memoir of Belize (At Table)

In 1962 Joan Fry was a college sophomore recently married to a dashing anthropologist. Naively consenting to a year-long ?working honeymoon” in British Honduras (now Belize), she soon found herself living in a remote Kekchi village deep in the rainforest. … Continue reading

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Documents of Native American Political Development: 1500s to 1933

The arrival of European and Euro-American colonizers in the Americas brought not only physical attacks against Native American tribes, but also further attacks against the sovereignty of these Indian nations. Though the violent tales of the Trail of Tears, Black … Continue reading

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Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War With Mexico 1846-1848 (Financial History)

This is the first in-depth study to address the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. Floating the Mexican War loans was the greatest single endeavour of the American financial community during the 1840s. Under President Polk, the Treasury issued … Continue reading

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The Seminole Wars 1818-58 (Men-at-Arms)

This volume details the crucial chapter in the history of the Indian Wars. The Seminole of Florida were one of the largest tribes of Native Americans living in peace with settlers. They traded with the Americans, the English and the … Continue reading

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Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America (CESifo Seminar Series)

High inequality in incomes and assets and persistent poverty continue to plague Latin America and remain a central economic policy challenge for Latin American policymakers. At the same time, dramatically improved methods and data allow researchers to analyze these problems … Continue reading

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Art and Archaeology of Challuabamba, Ecuador

Challuabamba (ch?-wa-bamba)–now a developing suburb of Cuenca, the principal city in the southern highlands of Ecuador–has been known for a century as an ancient site that produced exceptionally fine pottery in great quantities. Suspecting that Challuabamban ceramics might provide a … Continue reading

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The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days

Named one of the Washington Post Book World’s Best Books of 2009, The Least Worst Place offers a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo. Greenberg, one of America’s leading experts on the Bush Administration’s policies … Continue reading

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