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Latin America

  • Assassination of a Saintby Matt Eisenbrandt

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador?s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero?s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators,... more...

  • José Artigas and the Federal League in Uruguay?s War of Independence (1810?1820)by William H. Katra

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 94.99

    This book studies the thought and actions of José Gervasio Artigas, his military victories over the Spanish, and then his successful defense of provincial autonomy before the imperialist ambitions of Buenos Aires, account for his prominence in the Banda Oriental, and the four adjoining provinces of today?s Argentina. more...

  • Understanding Cuba as a Nationby Rafael E. Tarragó

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Since 1959, the government of the Caribbean island of Cuba, 90 miles away from the United States of America, has defied its powerful neighbor. The story of the improbable survival of the Cuban Revolutionary Government in its struggle against the most powerful country in the world has kept international attention on Cuba for more than half a century;... more...

  • The Enlightenment on Trialby Bianca Premo

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The principal protagonists of this history of the Enlightenment are non-literate, poor, and enslaved colonial litigants who began to sue their superiors in the royal courts of the Spanish empire. With comparative data on civil litigation and close readings of the lawsuits, The Enlightenment on Trial explores how ordinary Spanish Americans actively... more...

  • Fidel Castroby Alex Moore

    Racehorse Publishing 2017; US$ 16.99

    FIDEL CASTRO August 13, 1926 November 26, 2016. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.? -- Fidel Castro From revolutionary and symbol of strength to Cold War adversary, Fidel Castro was one of the world?s most controversial leaders, and perhaps its most enduring. As Cuba?s towering and charismatic president for nearly fifty... more...

  • The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexicoby Lisa Sousa

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    This book is an ambitious and wide-ranging social and cultural history of gender relations among indigenous peoples of New Spain, from the Spanish conquest through the first half of the eighteenth century. In this expansive account, Lisa Sousa focuses on four native groups in highland Mexico?the Nahua, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Mixe?and traces cross-cultural... more...

  • The Third Centuryby Mark T. Gilderhus; David C. LaFevor; Michael J. LaRosa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.99

    This completely revised and updated text focuses on U.S. relations with Latin America from the advent of the New Diplomacy late in the nineteenth century to the present. Providing a balanced perspective, it presents both the U.S. view that the Western Hemisphere needed to unite under a common democratic, capitalistic society and Latin American countries?... more...

  • Treacherous Passageby Bill Mills

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    While the Great War raged across the trench-lined battlefields of Europe, a hidden conflict took place in the distant hinterlands of the turbulent Mexican Republic. German officials and secret-service operatives plotted to bring war to the United States through an array of schemes and strategies, from training a German-Mexican army for a cross-border... more...

  • Receive Our Memoriesby José Orozco

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Receive Our Memories presents and contextualizes the translated letters of Luz Moreno, an ex-sharecropper in a Mexican town, to his daughter, Francisca Moreno Rivera, after she married and left her family to work in the canneries of Stockton, California. Offering a personal look at the everyday lives of the marginalized people impacted by US-Mexico... more...

  • Household Mobility and Persistence in Guadalajara, Mexicoby Monica L. Hardin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This study examines mobility and migration patterns in early nineteenth-century Guadalajara, Mexico. Using data from censuses, notarial records, wills, and other sources, it reveals a high level of mobility that was short term and often cyclical and argues that mobility affected the vast majority of the city?s residents. more...