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  • Open Veins of Latin Americaby Eduardo Galeano

    Monthly Review Press 1997; US$ 18.70

    Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography,... more...

  • The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin Americaby Raúl L. Madrid

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Explores why indigenous movements have recently won elections for the first time in the history of Latin America. more...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99

    As one of the most recognized experts on Brazil, Thomas E. Skidmore has compiled a much-needed and brief yet complete study of the country's rich ethnic, political, economic, industrial and social history. Written for both general readers and students of Latin American culture and history, Brazil examines the blessings of the country's ethnic diversity,... more...

  • A Companion to Don Quixoteby Anthony Close

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 90.00

    An introduction to Cervantes's complex masterpiece. more...

  • Introduction to Latin Americaby Peadar Kirby

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 54.00

    `An essential buy for serious students of Latin America' - Anne Boran, Chester College, University of Liverpool `This is an outstanding textbook which will appeal to a wide audience but especially those wishing to understand contemporary Latin America.... I have been studying Latin America for over 40 years and wish I could have written such... more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • Chimalpahin's Conquestby Susan Schroeder

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés's conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip... more...

  • The Motorcycle Diariesby Ernesto Che Guevara; Aleida Guevara

    Ocean Press 2003; US$ 14.99

    New York Times bestseller and the book of the popular movie about Che Guevara's youthful travels through Latin America. more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Riots in the Citiesby Servando Ortoll; Silvia M. Arrom

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 99.99

    The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual political power wielded by the underprivileged city dwellers before the twentieth century has received little scholarly attention or has been downplayed.... more...