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  • The Globalization of Contentious Politicsby Pamela Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 148.00

    This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral... more...

  • The True History of The Conquest of New Spainby Bernal Diaz Del Castillo; Janet Burke; Ted Humphrey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.50

    This rugged new translation—the first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MS—allows Diaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernando Cortes and his men as they set... more...

  • Porfirio Diazby Paul Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...

  • Wild Coastby John Gimlette

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2012 Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Shunned by the conquistadors, it was left to others to carve into colonies. Guyana, Suriname and Guyane Française are what... more...

  • A Contemporary Cuba Readerby Philip Brenner; Marguerite Rose Jiménez; John M. Kirk; William M. LeoGrande

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country?s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers... more...

  • The Williamston Freedom Movementby Amanda Hilliard Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    During the summer of 1963 civil rights movements were taking place all over the South. In Northeastern North Carolina the struggle for freedom focused on Williamston, a small agricultural based town. The town's legacy of voting rights advocacy and a history of violence caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian... more...

  • Threatening Othersby Carlos Sandoval-Garcia

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan ?immigrants.? Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation... more...

  • Through the Brazilian Wildernessby Theodore Roosevelt

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Theodore Roosevelt's epic hunting adventures and journeys of exploration throughout North America are the stuff of legend, but what some readers may not know is that Roosevelt's insatiable love of adventure also took him to other parts of the world. This thoroughly entertaining account of Roosevelt's travels in Brazil is infused with the... more...

  • Latin America since Independenceby Alexander Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...