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  • The Limits of Gender Dominationby Chad Black

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    By documenting the progressive removal of limits to patriarchal power in the waning years of the Spanish Empire in Quito, this study traces the genealogy of legal patriarchy in Spanish America. more...

  • Che Guevaraby Daniel James; Henry Butterfield Ryan

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 16.99

    James provides an in-depth look at the Latin American revolutionary's formative years, and proceeds to examine Guevara's successes and failures in his international battles, to his desperate hours as a dying soldier. more...

  • Say Thatby Felecia Caton Garcia

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Caton Garcia?s poems layer sound and image to offer a tangible point of access into the complex and often contradictory ideas contained within the work. more...

  • MEXICO: The Struggle for Peace and Breadby Frank Tannenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    Into this illuminating study of the meaning of Mexico?s recent history Frank Tannenbaum has put the distillation of more than three decades of the familiarity with that country. Having traveled Mexico from the Rio Grande to the Guatemalan border, from the Gulf to the Pacific, and having been friendly with peasants, city folk, politicians, philosophers,... more...

  • Authoritarian Regimes in Latin Americaby Paul H. Lewis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • 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$ 37.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 35.99

    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$ 34.99

    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...

  • For la Patriaby Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    Defending 'la Patria,' or 'homeland,' is the historical mission claimed by Latin American armed forces. For la Patria is a comprehensive narrative history of the military's political role in Latin America in national defense and security. Latin American civil-military relations and the role of the armed forces in politics, like those of all modern... more...