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  • Something Fierceby Carmen Aguirre

    Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 19.95

    Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister went with them, quickly assuming double lives of their own. At eighteen, Carmen became a militant... more...

  • Havana Nocturneby T. J. English

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob?with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket?owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented... more...

  • The Mexicansby Patrick Oster

    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...

  • Mexicoby Enrique Krauze

    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...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • The Women's Revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953by Stephanie Mitchell; Patience A. Schell; Katherine Elaine Bliss; Sarah A. Buck; Stephanie E. Mitchell; Carmen Ramos Escandón; Martha Eva Rocha; Nichole Sanders; Stephanie Smith; Andrew G. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99

    This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and through politics and community activism. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, the volume illuminates the ways women variously accepted, contested,... more...

  • Mass Migration to Modern Latin Americaby Samuel L. Baily; Eduardo José Miguez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.99

    It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in... more...

  • I Saw a City Invincibleby Gilbert M. Joseph; Mark D. Szuchman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reformby George Meszaros

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.99

    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...