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  • Beyond Slaveryby Darién J. Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 33.99

    Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans have affected political, economic, and cultural life throughout the region. The contributors engage readers interested in the African diaspora... more...

  • Where Cultures Meetby David J. Weber; Jane M. Rausch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 29.99

    In Where Cultures Meet , editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier' to mean more than 'border,' Weber and Rausch regard frontiers as the geographic zones of interaction between distinct cultures. Each essay in... more...

  • Palenqueby Damien B. Marken

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Collection of articles on recent excavations and studies of one of the best known Maya archaeological sites more...

  • Addicted to Failureby Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 38.99

    This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate corruption and institutional crisis, why policies seeking to promote democratization and stabilization instead generate populist authoritarianism... more...

  • Latin American Popular Cultureby William H. Beezley; Linda A. Curcio-Nagy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 28.99

    Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction is a collection of articles that explores a wide range of compelling cultural subjects in the region, including carnival, romance, funerals, medicine, monuments, and dance, among others. The introduction lays out the most important theoretical approaches to the culture of Latin America, and the chapters... more...

  • Propriety and Permissiveness in Bourbon Mexicoby Juan Pedro Viqueira Alban; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera; Sergio Rivera-Ayala

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 38.99

    The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of the Enlightenment. These new ideas, it has been assumed, brought a relaxation of social customs. But Viqueira Alban takes this assumption, and... more...

  • Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Peripheryby Sylvia Sellers-García

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance?paper?over such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances... more...

  • The Future of Inter-American Relationsby Jorge I. Dominguez

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Second Centuryby Mark T. Gilderhus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 30.99

    The Second Century: U.S.?Latin American Relations since 1889 focuses on U.S. relations with Latin America during the second century, a period bounded by the advent of the New Diplomacy late in the nineteenth century and the end of the Cold War about one hundred years later. This text provides a balanced perspective as it presents both the United States's... more...

  • Problems in Modern Latin American Historyby James A. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99

    Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, ?Historical Memory,? which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization... more...