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  • The Politics of Antipoliticsby Thomas Davies; Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 38.99

    Latin America is moving toward democracy. But is the civilian government firmly in power? Or is the military still influencing policy and holding the elected politicians in check under the guise of guarding against corruption, instability, economic uncertainty, and other excesses of democracy? The editors of this work, Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies,... more...

  • A History of Modern Brazilby Colin M. MacLachlan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1993; US$ 35.99

    Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé to classical musician Villa Lobos, Brazil is known as a distinctive, diverse country. This book provides a well-rounded, brief history of Brazil... more...

  • Border Crossingsby John Mason Hart

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 35.99

    The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have long ignored the social, cultural, and political threads that the two groups hold in common. Further, they have seldom addressed the impact... more...

  • Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Loveby Marjorie Agosín; Isabel Allende

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    This new edition of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love , updated for students, includes a reaction to the death of General Pinochet, a chronology of Chile, many testimonies from arpilleristas in their own words, and an introduction by Peter Kornbluh. It retains a section of full-color plates of arpilleras , an afterword by Peter Winn, and a foreword... more...

  • Mothers Making Latin Americaby Erin E. O'Connor

    Wiley 2014; US$ 38.95 US$ 33.76

    Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination of gender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief that women were separated from—or unimportant to—central developments in Latin American history since independence.  Presents nuanced issues in gender historiography for Latin America in a readable narrative for... more...

  • Malintzin's Choicesby Camilla Townsend

    University of New Mexico Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    The complicated life of the real woman who came to be known as La Malinche. more...

  • Beyond the Walled Cityby Guadalupe Garcia

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    One of the earliest and most important port cities in the New World, Havana quickly became a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. Beyond the Walled City tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built, and managed. Examining imperial efforts to police urban space from the late sixteenth century onward, Guadalupe García... more...

  • History of Modern Latin Americaby Teresa A. Meade

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96

    Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S.... more...

  • 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...

  • In Defiance of Boundariesby Geoffroy de Laforcade; Kirwin Shaffer

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    In this groundbreaking collection of essays, anarchism in Latin America becomes much more than a prelude to populist and socialist movements. The contributors illustrate a much more vast, differentiated, and active anarchist presence in the region that evolved on simultaneous--transnational, national, regional, and local--fronts. Representing a new... more...