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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95
Mestizo: a person of mixed blood; specifically, a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry. Serge Gruzinski, the renowned historian of Latin America, offers a brilliant, original critique of colonization and globalization in The Mestizo Mind . Looking at the fifteenth-century colonization of Latin America, Gruzinski documents the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00
A comprehensive balanced portrait of the factors affecting economic development in Latin America, first published in 2003. more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 17.00
A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family , Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00
An ambitious and comprehensive overview of the post-1978 wave of democratization in Latin America. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00
This book, first published in 2009, examines trends in the constitutional and legal regulations in all Latin American countries regarding the amparo proceedings. more...
- Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 30.95
Producing more effective governance is the greatest challenge that faces most Latin American democracies today—a challenge that involves not only strengthening democratic institutions but also increasing governmental effectiveness. Focusing on the post-1990 period, this volume addresses why some policies and some countries have been more successful... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93
While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures. ?I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart which can be cured only with gold.? ? Hernán Cortés It was a moment unique in human history,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 18.99
The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual political power wielded by the underprivileged city dwellers before the twentieth century has received little scholarly attention or has been downplayed.... more...