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Latin America

  • Latin America 2016-2017by Blair Turner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 19.99

    A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing... more...

  • Hotel Mexicoby George F. Flaherty

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country?s rapid but uneven modernization. In the same year, a street-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in the city. Throughout the summer,... more...

  • The Sorrows of Mexicoby Lydia Cacho; Anabel Hernández; Juan Villoro; Diego Enrique Osorno; Sergio González Rodríguez; Marcela Turati; Emiliano Ruiz Parra; Elena Poniatowska; Samantha Schnee; Jennifer Adcock; Catherine Mansfield

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    Supported the Arts Council Grant's for the Arts Programme and by PEN Promotes Veering between carnival and apocalypse, Mexico has in the last ten years become the epicentre of the international drug trade. The so-called "war on drugs" has been a brutal and chaotic failure (more than 160,000 lives have been lost). The drug cartels and the forces... more...

  • The Mark of Rebelsby Barry M. Robinson

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    In The Mark of Rebels Barry Robinson offers a new look at Mexican Independence from the perspective of an indigenous population caught in the heart of the struggle. During the conquest and settlement of Mexico?s Western Sierra Madre, Spain?s indigenous allies constructed an indio fronterizo identity for their ethnically diverse descendants. These... more...

  • Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Roberta Rice; Gordana Yovanovich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Latin American and Caribbean communities and civil societies are undergoing a rapid process of transformation. Instead of pervasive social atomization, political apathy, and hollowed-out democracies, which have become the norm in some parts of the world, this region is witnessing an emerging collaboration between community, civil society, and government... more...

  • Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515?1900by Jason M Yaremko

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    During the colonial period, thousands of North American Native peoples traveled to Cuba independently as traders, diplomats, missionary candidates, immigrants, or refugees; others were forcibly transported as captives, slaves, indentured laborers, or prisoners of war. Over the half millennium after Spanish contact, Cuba served as the principal destination... more...

  • Radio in Revolutionby J. Justin Castro

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 30.00

    Long before the Arab Spring and its use of social media demonstrated the potent intersection between technology and revolution, the Mexican Revolution employed wireless technology in the form of radiotelegraphy and radio broadcasting to alter the course of the revolution and influence how political leaders reconstituted the government. Radio in... more...

  • Darwin's Man in Brazilby David A. West

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Fritz Müller (1821-1897), though not as well known as his colleague Charles Darwin, belongs in the cohort of great nineteenth-century naturalists. In Darwin?s Man in Brazil , David A. West recovers Müller?s legacy. He describes the close intellectual kinship between Müller and Darwin, detailing a lively correspondence spanning seventeen years, in... more...

  • Urban Indians in a Silver Cityby Dana Murillo; Dana Velasco Murillo

    Stanford University Press 2016; Not Available

    In the sixteenth century, silver mined by native peoples became New Spain's most important export. Silver production served as a catalyst for northern expansion, creating mining towns that led to the development of new industries, markets, population clusters, and frontier institutions. Within these towns, the need for labor, raw materials, resources,... more...

  • Forced Migration in the Spanish Pacific Worldby Eva Maria Mehl

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An exploration of the deportation of Mexican military recruits and vagrants to the Philippines between 1765 and 1811. more...