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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Afro-Latino Voices: Shorter Editionby Kathryn Joy McKnight; Leo J. Garofalo

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 15.95

    Ideally suited for use in broad, swift-moving surveys of Latin American and Caribbean history, this abridgment of McKnight and Garofalo's Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812 (2009) includes all of the English translations, introductions, and annotation created for that volume. more...

  • Building a Nationby Eric D. Duke

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    The initial push for a federation among British Caribbean colonies might have originated among the white elites, but the banner for federation was quickly picked up by Afro-Caribbean activists who saw in the possibility of a united West Indian nation a means of securing political power and more. In Building a Nation , Eric Duke moves beyond the... more...

  • Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Elizabeth Nichols; Timothy Robbins

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 94.00

    In recent times, Latin American influences have permeated American culture through music, movies, television, and literature. This sweeping volume serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, focusing on Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and... more...