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Latin America

  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...

  • Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin Americaby Zeb Tortorici

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America?s colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how "the unnatural? came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including... more...

  • The Sovereign Colonyby Antonio Sotomayor

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 60.00

    Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory. Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism.... more...

  • A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95

    A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S.... more...

  • El Mallby Arlene Dávila

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region?s ?coming of age?? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social... more...

  • Independent Mexicoby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 40.00

    In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d?état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary... more...

  • Deco Body, Deco Cityby Ageeth Sluis

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 35.00

    In the turbulent decades following the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City saw a drastic influx of female migrants seeking escape and protection from the ravages of war in the countryside. While some settled in slums and tenements, where the informal economy often provided the only means of survival, the revolution, in the absence of men, also prompted... more...

  • A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S.... more...

  • Loquelaby Carlos Labbé; Will Vanderhyden

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    Playing with the form of a detective novel, Labbé investigates the nature and purpose of writing itself. more...

  • Beyond the Walled Cityby Guadalupe García

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    One of the earliest and most important port cities in the New World, Havana quickly became a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. Beyond the Walled City tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built, and managed. Examining imperial efforts to police urban space from the late sixteenth century onward, Guadalupe García... more...