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  • Hierarchical Capitalism in Latin Americaby Ben Ross Schneider

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book examines Latin America's distinctive, enduring form of hierarchical capitalism, characterized by multinational corporations, diversified business groups, low skills and segmented labor markets. more...

  • Populism in Europe and the Americasby Cas Mudde; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 37.00

    The first cross-regional study to show that populism can have both positive and negative effects on democracy. more...

  • Compañerasby Hilary Klein

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Compañeras is the untold story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers?who worked collectively... more...

  • Doing Business with the Dictatorsby Paul J. Dosal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1993; US$ 32.99

    The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's 719 miles of railroad, making the multinational corporation Guatemala's largest private landowner and biggest employer. In Doing Business... more...

  • Faces of Latin Americaby Duncan Green; Sue Branford

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 17.85

    Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media?s fixation... more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. 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...

  • Remembering Katynby Alexander Etkind; Rory Finnin; Uilleam Blacker; Julie Fedor; Simon Lewis; ; Maria lksoo; Matilda Mroz

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Katyn– the Soviet massacre of over 21,000 Polish prisoners in 1940 – has come to be remembered as Stalin’s emblematic mass murder, an event obscured by one of the most extensive cover-ups in history. Yet paradoxically, a majority of its victims perished far from the forest in western Russia that gives the tragedy its name. Their... more...

  • Confronting Change, Challenging Traditionby Gertrude M. Yeager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 35.99

    Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which... more...

  • Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientalesby Jane M. Rausch

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95

    Until the 1980s, Colombia's Llanos Orientales was a frontier, a vast tropical grassland plain east of the Andes. Populated mainly by indigenous people, it was considered "primitive" by much of the rest of Colombia. All of that changed when exploitable petroleum deposits were discovered, and the Llanos was transformed into the fastest growing region... more...