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- Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 19.95
Compañeras is the untold story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers?who worked collectively... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
After the Civil War, a handful of former Confederate leaders joined forces with the Mexican emperor Maximilian von Hapsburg to colonize Mexico with former American slaveholders. Their plan was to develop commercial agriculture in the Mexican state of Coahuila under the guidance of former slaveholders with former slaves providing the bulk of the labor... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 0.00
This lively text offers a brief history of Western civilization. Providing a focused narrative and interpretive structure, Pavlac uses the joined terms ?supremacies and diversities? to develop themes of conflict and creativity. His easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable book covers the basic information that all educated adults should know. ... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95
A fully-revised and updated new edition of a concise and insightfulsocio-historical analysis of the Cuban revolution. Includes a new material to add to the book?s coverage ofCuba over the past decade under Raúl Castro All of the existing chapters have been fully updated to includerecent scholarship Balances social and historical insight into the... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95
The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar ?a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
The Special Period in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterised by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed... more...
- University Press of America 2015; US$ 59.99
Heterogeneity of Being goes beyond the standard interpretations of Octavio Paz as a thinker of national identity and proposes a radical rethinking of the relationship between literature and philosophy. Dorfsman analyzes how Paz?s ?tradition of rupture? properly displays a continuity between self and other, identity and difference, time and space.... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99
Montesinos? Legacy brings scholars together in honor of the 500 th anniversary of Dominican Antonio de Montesinos? famous sermon in defense of the rights of the indigenous Amerindians. The collection addresses the historical context for this sermon, but also the continued relevance of Montesinos today. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Historically, Latin American political regimes have sought to postpone far-reaching economic reforms and improvements in living standards in order to facilitate the accumulation of private capital. These goals have led to exclusion of the lower classes from the political process altogether or to efforts to control their political mobilization. The... more...