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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99
When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface?and the... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00
In 1905 Rev. Francis Clement Kelley founded the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America. Drawing attention to the common link of religion, Kelley proclaimed the Extension Society?s duty to be that of preventing American Protestant missionaries, public school teachers, and others from separating people from their natural... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Structured to meet employers? needs for low-wage farm workers, the well-known Bracero Program recruited thousands of Mexicans to perform physical labor in the United States between 1942 and 1964 in exchange for remittances sent back to Mexico. As partners and family members were dispersed across national borders, interpersonal relationships were transformed.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 94.00
From wide-ranging overviews of the entire region to close readings of specific works, this volume opens a fascinating window on the literatures and cultures of the Caribbean, covering texts in the multiplicity of languages used in the wider Caribbean: Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, and the region?s many creoles. Authors and works discussed... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00
The River People in Flood Time tells the astonishing story of how the people of nineteenth-century Tabasco, Mexico, overcame impossible odds to expel foreign interventions. Tabascans resisted control by Mexico City, overcame the grip of a Cuban adventurer who seized the region for two years, turned back the United States Navy, and defeated the French... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00
This book focuses on changing political thought in twentieth-century Brazil. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99
During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan ?immigrants.? Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 28.99
Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and equality and those who opposed the FSLN. Peasants... more...