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Latin America

  • Race in Another Americaby Edward E. Telles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for comparisons, since its history has many key similarities to that of the United States. Brazilians have commonly compared themselves with North... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Culturesby Daniel Balderston; Mike Gonzalez; Ana M. Lopez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 825.00

    This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television,... more...

  • Five Letters 1519-1526by Hernando CortÚs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'These letters, well edited tell of a great conqueror, fighting for God and his king, and reveal the might proportions of the truly Elizabethan character that was Hernando CortÚs.' Times Literary Supplement. CortÚs's letters to the Emperor from Mexico are half-letters, half-despatches. The letters were all written between... more...

  • Representations of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Hispano-American and Caribbean Cultureby Gustavo Subero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Exploring the mechanisms and strategies used in different cultures across Hispano America and the Caribbean to narrativise, represent and understand HIV/AIDS as a social and human phenomenon, this book examines a wide range of cultural, artistic and media texts, as well as issues of human phenomenology, to understand the ways in which HIV positive... more...

  • Making Wavesby Kurt Weyland

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book examines three waves of contention in Europe and Latin America across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889by Francisco Vidal Luna; Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This is the first complete economic and social history of Brazil in the modern period in any language. more...

  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin American Historyby Vincent Peloso

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Spanish and Portuguese empires that existed in the Americas for over three hundred years resulted in the creation of a New World population in which a complex array of racial and ethnic distinctions were embedded in the discourse of power. During the colonial era, racial and ethnic identities were publicly acknowledged by the state and the Church,... more...

  • Mothers Making Latin Americaby Erin E. O'Connor

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination of gender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief that women were separated from—or unimportant to—central developments in Latin American history since independence.  Presents nuanced issues in gender historiography for Latin America in a readable narrative for undergraduate... more...

  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.99

    This fantastic book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Aztecs. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the city of Tenochtitlan, religion and gods, Aztec law and many more. The 'All About' series is an educational collection of books... more...

  • The Essential Diazby Bernal Diaz del Castillo; Janet Burke; Ted Humphrey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    Ideally suited for use in swift-moving surveys of World, Atlantic, and Latin American history, this abridgment of Ted Humphrey and Janet Burke’s 2012 translation of the True History provides key excerpts from Diaz's text and concise summaries of omitted passages. Included in this edition is a new preface outlining the social, economic, and... more...