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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
The Mexicans is a multifaceted portrait of the complex, increasingly turbulent neighbor to our south. It is the story of a country in crisis -- poverty, class tensions, political corruption -- as told through stories of individuals. From Augustín, an honest cop, we learn that many in the Mexican police force use torture as their number-one-crime-solving... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99
Chapter 1 Authoritarianism in Latin America Chapter 2 The Undemocratic Culture Chapter 3 Three Deviant Regimes Chapter 4 National Dictators Chapter 5 Liberal Oligarchies Chapter 6 The Masses Enter Politics Chapter 7 Corporatism Chapter 8 Tyranny and Succession Chapter 9 The Marxists Chapter 10 Counterrevolutionaries Chapter 11 The Prospects... more...
- Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 27.95
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... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 29.99
Social historians of the Americas will learn much here about the relationship of international migration and nation-building. The collection's comparative studies bring migration closer to the center of Latin American national histories. Furthermore, they remind North American readers that the United States is by no means the only important 'nation... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 28.99
When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synonymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how rural social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of ambitious but unfulfilled constitutional promises evident in much of the developing world.? Taking Brazil as an example, it unpicks the complex reasons behind the remarkably consistent failures... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 32.99
Few scholars have devoted themselves more to understanding the issue of civil-military relations in Latin America than Brian Loveman . . . . No other work today matches its cohesiveness and breadth, which enhance its appeal to the general reader and the student alike.... more...