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  • 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

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...