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  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...

  • Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920-1960by Thomas Rath

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    At the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920, Mexico's large, rebellious army dominated national politics. By the 1940s, Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was led by a civilian president and claimed to have depoliticized the army and achieved the bloodless pacification of the Mexican countryside through land reform, schooling, and indigenismo... more...

  • Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954by Shawn C. Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    For more than half a century, the Brazilian army used fear and censorship to erase aspects of its history from public memory and to create its own political myths. Although the military had remarkable success in promoting its version of events, recent democratization has allowed scholars access to new materials with which to challenge the "official... more...

  • Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?by Julie Mazzei

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    In an era when the global community is confronted with challenges posed by violent nonstate organizations--from FARC in Colombia to the Taliban in Afghanistan--our understanding of the nature and emergence of these groups takes on heightened importance. Julie Mazzei's timely study offers a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics that facilitate the... more...

  • Yankee Don't Go Home!by Julio Moreno

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility into the middle class, material prosperity, and a new form of democracy--consumer democracy. Julio Moreno describes how Mexico's industrial capitalism... more...

  • The Secret History of Genderby Steve J. Stern

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this study of gender relations in late colonial Mexico (ca. 1760-1821), Steve Stern analyzes the historical connections between gender, power, and politics in the lives of peasants, Indians, and other marginalized peoples. Through vignettes of everyday life, he challenges assumptions about gender relations and political culture in a patriarchal... more...

  • Sons of the Sierraby Patrick J. McNamara

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The period following Mexico's war with the United States in 1847 was characterized by violent conflicts, as liberal and conservative factions battled for control of the national government. The civil strife was particularly bloody in south central Mexico, including the southern state of Oaxaca. In Sons of the Sierra , Patrick McNamara explores events... more...

  • The United States and Latin America in the 1990sby Jonathan Hartlyn; Lars Schoultz; Augusto Varas

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive examination of both unresolved tensions in inter-American relations and the specific problems facing U.S. and Latin American policymakers in the 1990s.-- American Political Science Review "These well-integrated essays analyze the key issues in contemporary inter-American relations very clearly. The authors address their themes... more...

  • Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Centuryby Alejandro de la Fuente

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the... more...

  • Conflicting Missionsby Piero Gleijeses

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65--where... more...