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  • The Sovereign Colonyby Antonio Sotomayor

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 60.00

    Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory. Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism.... more...

  • Sport in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Joseph L. Arbena; David G. LaFrance

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles... more...

  • Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Loveby Marjorie Agosín; Isabel Allende

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    This new edition of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love , updated for students, includes a reaction to the death of General Pinochet, a chronology of Chile, many testimonies from arpilleristas in their own words, and an introduction by Peter Kornbluh. It retains a section of full-color plates of arpilleras , an afterword by Peter Winn, and a foreword... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Tradeby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 52.00

    He covers a major aspect of the history of the international abolition of the slave trade. more...

  • After Fidelby Brian Latell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy making, divided... more...

  • Anti-americanism in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    Whether rising up from fiery leaders such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro or from angry masses of Brazilian workers and Mexican peasants, anti U.S. sentiment in Latin America and the Caribbean today is arguably stronger than ever. It is also a threat to U.S. leadership in the hemisphere and the world. Where has this resentment come... more...

  • Authoritarian Regimes in Latin Americaby Paul H. Lewis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99

    This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to all-powerful personalistic dictators or oligarchic machines, to contemporary mass-movement regimes like Castro's Cuba or Peron's Argentina. Taking... more...