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  • After Fidelby Brian Latell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Seen and Heard in Mexicoby Elena Jackson Albarran

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the first two decades following the Mexican Revolution, children in the country gained unprecedented consideration as viable cultural critics, social actors, and subjects of reform. Not only did they become central to the reform agenda of the revolutionary nationalist government; they were also the beneficiaries of the largest percentage of... more...