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  • Foreign and Domestic Investment in Argentinaby Alison E. Post

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book argues that for infrastructure privatization programs, differences in firm organizational structure explain the viability of privatization contracts in weak institutional environments. more...

  • Authoritarian Regimes in Latin Americaby Paul H. Lewis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 29.99

    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$ 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...

  • For la Patriaby Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Mestizoby Arnoldo Carlos Vento

    University Press of America 1997; US$ 69.99

    This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics, Latin American studies and ethnic studies. more...

  • A Social History of Mexico's Railroadsby Teresa Van Hoy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 36.99

    Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted rural and provincial Mexican residents in communities traversed by the rails. In this beautifully written and original book, Teresa Van Hoy connects... 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$ 31.99

    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...

  • Sons of the Sierraby Patrick J. McNamara

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Sons of the Sierra: Juárez, Díaz, and the People of Ixtlán, Oaxaca, 1855-1920 more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...