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  • 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...

  • Forgotten Peaceby Robert A. Karl

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society?s attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere?s worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past. Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters between government officials, rural peoples, provincial elites, and urban intellectuals during a crucial... more...

  • Latin America In The World Economyby Frederick Stirton Weaver

    Avalon Publishing 2000; US$ 52.00

    Latin America in the World Economy considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his skillful approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have... more...

  • A Pest in the Landby Suzanne Alchon

    University of New Mexico Press 2003; US$ 27.95

    In this timely study of all the reasons for extreme declines in native populations in the New World after colonization by Europeans, the author questions prevalent theories that exposure to Old World diseases was the sole cause of the devastation. more...

  • Female Citizens, Patriarchs, and the Law in Venezuela, 1786-1904by Arlene J. Diaz

    UNP - Nebraska 2004; US$ 39.95

    Female Citizens, Patriarchs, and the Law in Venezuela examines the effects that liberalism had on gender relations in the process of state formation in Caracas from the late eighteenth to the nineteenth century. The 1811 Venezuelan constitution granted everyone in the abstract, including women, the right to be citizens and equals, but at the same... more...

  • The Case of the Ugly Suitor and Other Histories of Love, Gender, and Nation in Buenoby Jeffrey M. Shumway

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 29.95

    In 1840 Gumerscindo Arroyo hoped to marry Francisca Canicoba, but her father forbade it. Consequently, Francisca took her father to court for permission to marry, where he objected on the grounds that Arroyo was simply too ugly.   In the courtrooms of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires, children battled parents in order to fulfill their romantic desires... more...

  • U.S. Intervention and Regime Change in Nicaraguaby Mauricio Solaun

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 35.00

    As President Carter?s ambassador to Nicaragua from 1977?1979, Mauricio Solaún witnessed a critical moment in Central American history. In U.S. Intervention and Regime Change in Nicaragua , Solaún outlines the role of U.S. foreign policy during the Carter administration and explains how this policy with respect to the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979... more...

  • Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Ricoby David M. Stark

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Scholarship on slavery in the Caribbean frequently emphasizes sugar and tobacco production, but this unique work illustrates the importance of the hato economy--a combination of livestock ranching, foodstuff cultivation, and timber harvesting--to the region. David Stark makes use of extensive Catholic parish records to provide a comprehensive examination... 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...

  • State and Small-Scale Fisheries in Puerto Ricoby Ricardo Perez

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95

    Based on anthropological and historical research in Puerto Rico from 1996 to 2002, Pérez's study explains how and why state intervention has retarded the development of small-scale fishing economies by discouraging opportunities for capital accumulation in coastal communities. more...