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  • Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic Worldby Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study. more...

  • The Course of Andean Historyby Peter V. N. Henderson

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    The only comprehensive history of Andean South America from initial settlement to the present, this useful book focuses on Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the four countries where the Andes have played a major role in shaping history. more...

  • My Colombian Warby Silvana Paternostro

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 7.39

    A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged young girl: friendships and parties, school and family. But soon it became apparent that life in Colombia would not go on as usual.... more...

  • From Frontiers to Footballby Matthew Brown

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00

    With Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, all eyes are on Latin America. But what vision of these countries will we be given? Will our airwaves be full of cultural stereotypes about Latin Americans and inaccurate interpretations of the region?s position in the world? In From Frontiers to Football , Matthew... more...

  • Days and Nightsby Eduardo Galeano

    Monthly Review Press 1983; US$ 14.00

    " Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary political writers. In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between... more...

  • Conquer or Dieby Ben Hughes

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    In the aftermath of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her oppressors in Madrid. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start, one ship sank shortly after leaving Portsmouth with the loss of almost 200 lives. Those who reached the New World faced... more...

  • Latin America in the Post-Chavez Eraby Luis Fleischman

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Hugo Chávez passed away in March 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer, prompting much speculation about the impact of his death. What will a post-Chávez future look like, not only in Venezuela but also in the region? In Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era , Luis Fleischman examines Chávez?s highly controversial Bolivarian revolution, which has... more...

  • Of Love and Loathingby Nicholas A. Robins

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    Policies concerning marriage, morality, and intimacy were central to the efforts of the Spanish monarchy to maintain social control in colonial Charcas. The Bourbon Crown depended on the patriarchal, caste-based social system on which its colonial enterprise was built to maintain control over a vast region that today encompasses Bolivia and parts... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770-1835by Aline Helg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos (peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry). Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia's treatment and neglect... more...