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  • 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...

  • The War of All the Peopleby Jon B. Perdue

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    The War of All the People elucidates the ideological and political war against the United States, capitalism, and the widely accepted tenets of modernity. Spearheading this war are Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, two ?revolutionary? leaders who have forged an active alliance hell-bent on destroying the established order... 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...

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

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    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...

  • Nationalist Myths and Ethnic Identitiesby Natividad Gutierrez

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    This timely study examines the processes by which modern states are created within multiethnic societies. How are national identities forged from countries made up of peoples with different and often conflicting cultures, languages, and histories? How successful is this process? What is lost and gained from the emergence of national identities?  ... more...

  • Viva la Revolucionby Eric Hobsbawm

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 31.99

    In his autobiography Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life, published in 2002 when he was eighty-five years old, the historian Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the... more...