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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Deep Down Darkby Héctor Tobar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface?and the... more...

  • Caribbean Public Policyby Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-wagner; Dennis J Gayle

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Developing countries, including those in the Caribbean, are urgently seeking to identify new moorings in the post–Cold War world, which is characterized by complex new economic and sociopolitical challenges. Caribbean countries must now compete for investment capital and markets while striving for social equity, maintaining representative democracy,... more...

  • Century of the Windby Eduardo Galeano

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?Nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere.? ? The New Yorker From Guatemala to Rio de Janeiro, La Paz to New York City, Managua to Havana,  Century of the Wind  ties together the events and people?both large and small?that define the Americas. In hundreds of lyrical and vivid narratives, the final installment of Galeano?s... more...

  • Faces and Masksby Eduardo Galeano

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?A book as fascinating as the history it relates . . . Galeano is a satirist, realist, and historian.? ? Los Angeles Times For centuries, Europe?s imperial powers brutally exploited the peoples and resources of the New World. While soldiers of fortune marched across continents in search of El Dorado, white settlers established plantations and... more...

  • Mothers Making Latin Americaby Erin E. O'Connor

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    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 undergraduate... more...

  • Mosquito Empiresby J. R. McNeill

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Confronting Change, Challenging Traditionby Gertrude M. Yeager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Revolution and Revolutionariesby Daniel Castro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 28.99

    Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics used by various governments to rid themselves of the threats presented by revolutionary movements.... more...