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  • 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...

  • Violent Delights, Violent Endsby Nicole von Germeten

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city. more...

  • Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin Americaby Scott Mainwaring; Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Presents a new theory for why democracies and dictatorships emerge and then survive or collapse via analyses of political regimes in Latin America since 1900. more...

  • Hierarchical Capitalism in Latin Americaby Ben Ross Schneider

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book examines Latin America's distinctive, enduring form of hierarchical capitalism, characterized by multinational corporations, diversified business groups, low skills and segmented labor markets. more...

  • Sporting Culturesby David Wood; P. Louise Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. The scope of the volume is the exploration of the representation and interaction of sport / text / body in a variety of cultural forms... more...

  • Mestizoby Arnoldo Carlos Vento

    UPA 1997; US$ 72.99

    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$ 43.99

    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...

  • International Relations in Latin Americaby Andrea Oelsner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This work studies the development of bilateral relations in two pairs of states (dyads): Argentina-Brazil and Argentina-Chile. It takes on a moderate constructivist approach that incorporates into the analysis of international relations the role of identities, ideas and perceptions as well as of material forces, and understands that the former are... more...

  • Tropical Versaillesby Kirsten Schultz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This engaging study tells the fascinating story of the only European empire to relocate its capital to the New World. more...