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Latin America

  • Agrarian Crossingsby Tore C. Olsson

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    In the 1930s and 1940s, rural reformers in the United States and Mexico waged unprecedented campaigns to remake their countrysides in the name of agrarian justice and agricultural productivity. Agrarian Crossings tells the story of how these campaigns were conducted in dialogue with one another as reformers in each nation came to exchange models,... more...

  • Redeeming the Revolutionby Joseph U. Lenti

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 35.00

    A tale of sin and redemption, Joseph U. Lenti’s Redeeming the Revolution demonstrates how the killing of hundreds of student protestors in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco district on October 2–3, 1968, sparked a crisis of legitimacy that moved Mexican political leaders to reestablish their revolutionary credentials with the working class, a sector only... more...

  • Latin American Politics and Developmentby Harvey F. Kline; Christine J. Wade; Howard J. Wiarda

    Avalon Publishing 2017; US$ 72.00

    For over thirty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs and changes in Latin America. Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty new and revised chapters on Mexico, Central America,... more...

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Rural Mexicoby Cynthia Hewitt de Alcántara

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    In this title, first published in 1984, the author examines the social and political forces surrounding the practice of anthropology at different periods in the history of Mexico since 1917. She does this by analysing and tracing the development of competing anthropological perspectives, from ethnographic particularism and functionalism through indigenismo,... more...

  • Memory, Truth, and Justice in Contemporary Latin Americaby Roberta Villalón

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 35.00

    This powerful text provides the first systematic analysis of the second wave of memory and justice mobilization throughout Latin America. Pairing clear explanations of concepts and debates with case studies, the book offers a unique opportunity for students to understand and interpret the history and politics of Latin American countries. more...

  • This City Belongs to Youby Heather Vrana

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. Playing a pivotal role within these national shifts were students from Guatemala’s only public university, the University of San Carlos (USAC). USAC students served in, advised, protested, and were later persecuted by the government, all while crafting a powerful... more...

  • Becoming Braziliansby Marshall C. Eakin

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mestiçagem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • Exquisite Slavesby Tamara J. Walker

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the relationship between clothing and status in the urban slaveholding society of Lima, Peru. more...

  • Latino Stars in Major League Baseballby Jonathan Weeks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    This book provides richly detailed profiles of the greatest Latino baseball players in Major League Baseball history, both past and present. Full of colorful anecdotes and inspiring stories, it offers an in-depth look at the influence of Latino players on baseball in the United States. more...

  • Historia de los sismos en el Perúby Lizardo Seiner Lizárraga

    Fondo Editorial Universidad de Lima 2017; US$ 10.00

    El autor presenta los hechos y datos ordenados cronológicamente, analiza y contrasta las fuentes consultadas y da cuenta de impactantes relatos de quienes fueron testigos o presenciaron las consecuencias de tales sucesos; asimismo, confirma la ocurrencia de 3304 eventos sísmicos, entre “recios”, “medianos”, “ligeros”, “regulares” y “débiles” durante... more...