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A historical look at a case of violence

A new book by Boston College Associate Professor of History Sylvia Sellers-García opens with a disturbing account of events that occurred one morning in Guatemala City in the summer of 1800. A surveyor and mapmaker opens his study window to … Continue reading

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Book prize for Levenson

Congratulations to Professor of History Deborah Levenson who was awarded the New England Council of Latin American Studies’ Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize for her publication Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death (Duke University … Continue reading

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The movement of paper in colonial Latin America

The creation, movement and storage of paperwork in colonial Latin America, part of the expansive Spanish Empire, is the focus of Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery (Stanford University Press, 2013) by Assistant Professor of History Sylvia Sellers-García. She was recently interviewed … Continue reading

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The gangs of Guatemala

Associate Professor of History Deborah T. Levenson writes about how war and politics helped shape the gangs of Guatemala in her new book, Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death. A historical study, Adiós Niño examines … Continue reading

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