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  • The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Tradeby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 54.00

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

  • Bird of Paradiseby Raquel Cepeda

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she?d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery?a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig... more...

  • A Concise Survey of Western Civilizationby Brian A. Pavlac

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    This lively text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage after Europe expanded into the rest of the world during the Renaissance, then through revolutions that have created today?s technological global society. Providing a focused narrative and interpretive structure, Pavlac uses the joined terms ?supremacies and diversities?... more...

  • Riots in the Citiesby Servando Ortoll; Silvia M. Arrom

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Remembering Katynby Alexander Etkind; Rory Finnin; Uilleam Blacker; Julie Fedor; Simon Lewis; ; Maria lksoo; Matilda Mroz

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Katyn– the Soviet massacre of over 21,000 Polish prisoners in 1940 – has come to be remembered as Stalin’s emblematic mass murder, an event obscured by one of the most extensive cover-ups in history. Yet paradoxically, a majority of its victims perished far from the forest in western Russia that gives the tragedy its name. Their... more...

  • Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientalesby Jane M. Rausch

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95

    Until the 1980s, Colombia's Llanos Orientales was a frontier, a vast tropical grassland plain east of the Andes. Populated mainly by indigenous people, it was considered "primitive" by much of the rest of Colombia. All of that changed when exploitable petroleum deposits were discovered, and the Llanos was transformed into the fastest growing region... more...

  • Confronting Change, Challenging Traditionby Gertrude M. Yeager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 35.99

    Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which... more...

  • Revolution and Revolutionariesby Daniel Castro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 34.99

    Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics used by various governments to rid themselves of the threats presented by revolutionary movements.... more...

  • Revolutionizing Motherhoodby Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 34.99

    Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and changed Argentine politics forever. The Mothers began in the... more...

  • Sport in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Joseph L. Arbena; David G. LaFrance

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 35.99

    Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles... more...