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Xuxub Must Die: The Lost Histories of a Murder on the Yucatan (Pitt Latin American Studies)

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Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death.

In 1875 an American plantation manager named Robert Stephens and a num
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 28th 2006 by University of Pittsburgh Press
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Lis
May 16, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: mexican-history
As far as murder mysteries go, it was a good book, but I'm not really into those. It used that as a vehicle: the true story of a murder in the Yucatan area is used to teach you a lot you probably didn't know about Mexican history. It is hard to get through it all though.
graycloud rios
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it
there is so much more to caste murders in yucatan then this book, but it is an interesting read in regards to how the united states and other countries treated the yucatan during the years of racial turmoil
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Jul 26, 2010 rated it liked it
A little follow up to the Caste War, I spend every summer in the Yucatan it's time to know its histories ( beyond the whole Ancient Maya thing of course)
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