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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Simón Bolívarby Maureen G. Shanahan; Ana M Reyes

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    "Shows us how and why Simón Bolívar is still a major icon in Latin American culture. Cinema, politics, painting, literature, religion, and opera are all touched and marked by ?El Libertador? who is still very much an active force in Latin America."--Efraín Barradas, author of Mente, Mirada, Mano: Visiones y Revisiones de La Obra de Lorenzo Homar "An... more...

  • Fidel Castroby Alex Moore

    Racehorse Publishing 2017; US$ 16.99

    FIDEL CASTRO August 13, 1926 November 26, 2016. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.? -- Fidel Castro From revolutionary and symbol of strength to Cold War adversary, Fidel Castro was one of the world?s most controversial leaders, and perhaps its most enduring. As Cuba?s towering and charismatic president for nearly fifty... 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...