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Latin America

  • '68by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial... more...

  • "We Are Now the True Spaniards"by Jaime Rodriguez O.

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 70.00

    This book is a radical reinterpretation of the process that led to Mexican independence in 1821—one that emphasizes Mexico's continuity with Spanish political culture. During its final decades under Spanish rule, New Spain was the most populous, richest, and most developed part of the worldwide Spanish Monarchy, and most novohispanos (people... more...

  • The A to Z of the United States-Mexican Warby Edward H. Moseley; Jr. Paul C. Clark

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The first reference work of its kind, this volume on the United States-Mexican War encompasses the decade of the 1840s, focusing on the war years of 1846-1848. More than a dozen maps were drawn for this book, some of which depict major regions and localities over which armies of both nations moved great distances to position for battle, and others... more...

  • AIDS Pandemic in Latin Americaby Shawn Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Of the more than 40 million people around the world currently living with HIV/AIDS, two million live in Latin America and the Caribbean. In an engaging chronicle illuminated by his travels in the region, Shawn Smallman shows how the varying histories and cultures of the nations of Latin America have influenced the course of the pandemic. He demonstrates... more...

  • AIDS in Latin Americaby Tim Frasca

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 32.00

    Features many interviews with people who have the disease, activists, government leaders, church leadership - all speak out in telling the story of how the epidemic has developed in their countries. The interviews and stories, which make up this book, are intermixed with the set of epidemic statistics from the continent. more...

  • The Abolition of Slavery in Brazilby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 168.00

    The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves.... more...

  • The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Tradeby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 1970; US$ 47.00

    He covers a major aspect of the history of the international abolition of the slave trade. more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Mexican Revolution 1910-40by Philip Benson; Yvonne Berliner

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 25.58

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each... more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.95

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain?s conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • Across the Wireby Luis Urrea

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

                Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border?a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen.  Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator"... more...