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  • Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954by Shawn C. Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    For more than half a century, the Brazilian army used fear and censorship to erase aspects of its history from public memory and to create its own political myths. Although the military had remarkable success in promoting its version of events, recent democratization has allowed scholars access to new materials with which to challenge the "official... more...

  • For la Patriaby Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • Foreign and Domestic Investment in Argentinaby Alison E. Post

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

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

  • Global Justiceby Ernesto Che Guevara; María del Carmen Ariet García

    Ocean Press 2015; US$ 9.95

    Is there an alternative to the corporate globalization and militarism that is ravaging our planet? These classic works by ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA present a revolutionary view of a different world in which human solidarity and understanding replace imperialist aggression and exploitation. Che Guevara was born in Argentina and traveled throughout Latin... more...

  • Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Centuryby Alejandro de la Fuente

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the... 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...

  • Historia de los indios de la Nueva Españaby Toribio de Benavente deMotolinía

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 5.72

    El franciscano conocido como Motolinía por su vida sencilla y pobre, nació en Zamora España a finales del siglo XV y murió en México, después de haber desarrollado una inmensa labor evangelizadora. Consagró toda su vida a los indios de México y Guatemala a los que amó profundamente y defendió de la injusticia con la que eran tratados. En 1536 escribió... more...

  • The History of Costa Ricaby Monica Rankin

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    The History of Costa Rica provides a thorough, straightforward narrative of a Central American country that has become increasingly more visible since the end of the 20th century. Written for students and the general reader, this book covers the nation from its pre-Colombian origins to the present day. This chronologically organized volume documents... 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...

  • Incomplete Democracyby Manuel Antonio Garretón

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    One of Latin America's leading sociologists, Manuel Antonio Garreton explores contemporary challenges to democratization in Latin America in this work originally published in Spanish in 1995. He pays particular attention to the example of Chile, analyzing the country's return to democracy and its hopes for continued prosperity following the 1973 coup... more...