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  • Mass Migration to Modern Latin Americaby Samuel L. Baily; Eduardo José Miguez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.99

    It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in... more...

  • Rebel Mexicoby Jaime Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Winner of the 2014 Mexican Book Prize In the middle of the twentieth century, a growing tide of student activism in Mexico reached a level that could not be ignored, culminating with the 1968 movement. This book traces the rise, growth, and consequences of Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties (1956-1971). Historian Jaime M. Pensado... more...

  • Medicine on the Peripheryby David Sowell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán?s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán?s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico. more...

  • Immigration, Ethnicity, and National Identity in Brazil, 1808 to the Presentby Jeffrey Lesser

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00

    This book examines the immigration to Brazil of millions of Europeans, Asians and Middle Easterners beginning in the nineteenth century. more...

  • The Tale of Healer Miguel Perdomo Neiraby David Sowell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    This new book tells the story of Miguel Perdomo Niera, a healer whose amazing cures during his travels through the northern Andes in the 1860s and 1870s evoked both enormous hostility and widespread adulation. A combination of narrative and analysis, the book documents Perdomo's experiences in Colombia and Ecuador and offers valuable insights into... more...

  • U.S.-Mexico Borderlandsby Oscar J. Martinez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 29.99

    The U.S.-Mexican borderlands form the region where the United States and Latin America have interacted with the greatest intensity. In U.S.-Mexico Borderlands , Oscar Martinez has brought together both scholarly essays and primary documents that address the protracted conflict rooted in the vast difference in power between Mexico and its northern... more...

  • Bird of Paradiseby Raquel Cepeda

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she?d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery?a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig... more...

  • Reconstructing Criminality in Latin Americaby Carlos A. Aguirre; Robert Buffington

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined, and reacted to criminal behavior. Crime in Latin America is explored in terms of gender, race, class, and criminological theory. The highly... more...

  • Neighborly Adversariesby Michael J. LaRosa; Frank O. Mora

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    This thoroughly revised and updated reader traces the relationship between the United States and Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present. Methodologically interdisciplinary, yet comparative and historical, this collection will benefit all readers interested in the complex and ever-evolving ?American? relationship. more...

  • Mexico since 1980by Stephen Haber; Herbert S. Klein; Noel Maurer; Kevin J. Middlebrook

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This book addresses two questions that are crucial to understanding Mexico's current economic and political challenges. more...