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Latin America

  • Revolutionary Daysby Ray Acosta

    Editorial Mazatlán 2010; US$ 19.95

    More than a straightforward compendium of people, places, events, and dates involved in the Mexican Revolution, this reference is designed as a guide to the basic sources, allowing readers to draw upon the best of modern scholarship on the topic. A complete, chronological listing of the persons and events of the revolution, it begins with the births... more...

  • Surviving Dictatorshipby Jacqueline Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet?s Chile. It focuses on shantytown women, examining how they join groups to... more...

  • Latino Politics en Ciencia Políticaby Tony Affigne; Evelyn Hu-DeHart; Marion Orr

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.50

    More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation?s political future may well be shaped by Latinos? continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic... more...

  • Taking Rootby Marjorie Agosín

    Ohio University Press 2002; US$ 21.99

    In Taking Root , Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic... more...

  • Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Loveby Marjorie Agosín; Isabel Allende

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    This new edition of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love , updated for students, includes a reaction to the death of General Pinochet, a chronology of Chile, many testimonies from arpilleristas in their own words, and an introduction by Peter Kornbluh. It retains a section of full-color plates of arpilleras , an afterword by Peter Winn, and a foreword... more...

  • Reconstructing Criminality in Latin Americaby Carlos A. Aguirre; Robert Buffington

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined, and reacted to criminal behavior. Crime in Latin America is explored in terms of gender, race, class, and criminological theory. The highly... more...

  • Something Fierceby Carmen Aguirre

    Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 19.95

    Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister went with them, quickly assuming double lives of their own. At eighteen, Carmen became a militant... more...

  • Health Issues in the Latino Communityby Marilyn Aguirre-Molina; Carlos W. Molina; Ruth Enid Zambrana

    Wiley 2002; US$ 80.00

    Sweeping in scope, Health Issues in the Latino Community identifies and offers an in-depth examination of the most critical health issues that affect Latino's health and health care within the United States. This resource offers a comprehensive approach that informs and promotes the advancement of the practice, program planning, research, and public... 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...

  • Archaeology in Latin Americaby Benjamin Alberti; Gustavo G. Politis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This pioneering and comprehensive survey is the first overview of current themes in Latin American archaeology written solely by academics native to the region, and it makes their collected expertise available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America,... more...