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  • Deep Down Darkby Héctor Tobar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface--and the... more...

  • My Name is Victoriaby Victoria Donda

    Other Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Argentina?s coup d?état in 1976 led to one of the bloodiest dictatorships in its history?thirty thousand people were abducted, tortured, and subsequently ?disappeared.? And hundreds of babies born to pregnant political prisoners were stolen from their doomed mothers and ?given? to families with military ties or who were collaborators of the regime.... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Latino/a Thoughtby Francisco H. Vázquez; Rodolfo D. Torres

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 38.99

    Latino/a Thought is unique in its presentation of cross cultural writings?especially from Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban writers and political documents?that shape the ideology and experience of U.S. Latinos. Students can read, first hand, the works or authors who most shaped their cultural heritage. They are guided by vivid introductions that... more...

  • Brown in the Windy Cityby Lilia Fernández

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Brown in the Windy City  is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects,... more...

  • A Short History of Brazilby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 10.19

    The recorded history of Brazil is brief when compared to most European countries, having been discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral just over five hundred years ago. Since then, however, its history has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship and poverty. But, it is also a vibrant, exciting and ethnically... more...

  • Before Haitiby John D. Garrigus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 39.00

    The story of Haiti's independence. more...

  • Sports Culture in Latin American Historyby David M. K. Sheinin

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Perhaps no other activity is more synonymous with passion, identity, bodily ideals, and the power of place than sport. As the essays in this volume show, the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide... more...

  • Mosquito Empiresby J. R. McNeill

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 18.99

    Chapter 1 Popular Politics in Latin America before the Populist Era Chapter 2 Popular Politics in Mexico City: The Pari·n Riot, 1828 Chapter 3 'Death to the Cemetery': Funerary Reform and Rebellion in Salvador, Brazil, 1836 Chapter 4 The Vintem Riot and Political Culture: Rio de Janeiro, 1880 Chapter 5 The 1893 Bogotazo: Artisans and Public Violence... more...