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  • Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin Americaby Zeb Tortorici

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America?s colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how "the unnatural? came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; 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...

  • Workers' Control in Latin America, 1930-1979by Jonathan C. Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The years between 1930 and 1979 witnessed a period of intense labor activity in Latin America as workers participated in strikes, unionization efforts, and populist and revolutionary movements. The ten original essays AEMDNMOin this volume examine sugar mill seizures in Cuba, oil nationalization and railway strikes in Mexico, the attempted revolution... 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...

  • Red and Black in Haitiby Matthew J. Smith

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In 1934 the republic of Haiti celebrated its 130th anniversary as an independent nation. In that year, too, another sort of Haitian independence occurred, as the United States ended nearly two decades of occupation. In the first comprehensive political history of postoccupation Haiti, Matthew Smith argues that the period from 1934 until the rise of... more...

  • Nation and Citizen in the Dominican Republic, 1880-1916by Teresita Martínez-Vergne

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Combining intellectual and social history, Teresita Martinez-Vergne explores the processes by which people in the Dominican Republic began to hammer out a common sense of purpose and a modern national identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Hoping to build a nation of hardworking, peaceful, voting citizens,... more...

  • Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515?1900by Jason M Yaremko

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    During the colonial period, thousands of North American Native peoples traveled to Cuba independently as traders, diplomats, missionary candidates, immigrants, or refugees; others were forcibly transported as captives, slaves, indentured laborers, or prisoners of war. Over the half millennium after Spanish contact, Cuba served as the principal destination... more...

  • Gendered Crossingsby Allyson M. Poska

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants? gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire. more...

  • Darwin's Man in Brazilby David A. West

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Fritz Müller (1821-1897), though not as well known as his colleague Charles Darwin, belongs in the cohort of great nineteenth-century naturalists. In Darwin?s Man in Brazil , David A. West recovers Müller?s legacy. He describes the close intellectual kinship between Müller and Darwin, detailing a lively correspondence spanning seventeen years, in... more...

  • Reshaping New Spainby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 27.95

    Originally published in Mexico as Gobierno y Sociedad en Nueva Espana , Ethelia Ruiz Medrano's seminal study Reshaping New Spain is now available in an updated English edition. Drawing on extensive archival research, Ruiz examines the developing colonial institutions in Mexico and how they changed indigenous land ownership and labor laws to favor... more...