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  • A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95

    A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S.... 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...

  • Beyond the Walled Cityby Guadalupe García

    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...

  • Border Crossingsby John Mason Hart

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Confronting Change, Challenging Traditionby Gertrude M. Yeager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • A History of Modern Brazilby Colin M. MacLachlan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1993; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • History of Modern Latin Americaby Teresa A. Meade

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Latin American Democraciesby John A. Peeler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Using the cases of Columbia, Costa Rica, and Venezuela, Peeler compares the evolution and maintenance of liberal democratic regimes in the Latin American context. These regimes are shown to be products of the normal Latin American political processes, under particular conditions that have permitted accommodation between rival political and economic... more...