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  • Viva South America!by Oliver Balch

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Sim?n Bol?var once inspired a continent to rise from serfdom and throw off the shackles of Spanish rule. Viva South America! sets out to discover if the dream of Sim?n Bol?var - for independence, freedom and equality - lives on in modern South America. Armed with a reporter's notebook and an open mind, Oliver Balch hits the road in search of answers.... more...

  • The Nanny and the Icebergby Ariel Dorfman

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Conceived the night of Che Guevara?s burial in 1967, Gabriel McKenzie is inextricably bound up in the history and politics of his native Chile. Twenty-four years on, and still a virgin, Gabriel returns from Manhattan exile to confront his legacy: a Don Juan father and a country preparing for the five-hundredth anniversary of America?s "discovery."... more...

  • Masters of Warby Clara Nieto; Chris Brandt; Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States? "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate... more...

  • Sweet Moneyby Ernesto Mallo; Katherine Silver

    Bitter Lemon Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Argentina, the dictators are on trial, but corruption and violence are still rampant. A crime novel by a former guerrillero. more...

  • The Southern Tigerby Ricardo Lagos; Bill Clinton; Blake Hounshell; Elizabeth Dickinson

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • Latin Americaby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    Latin America: Economy and Society since 1930 provides a complete survey of the Latin American economies since 1930. more...

  • Die koloniale Karibikby Gesine Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This analysis of the kaleidoscopic world of the 19th-century Caribbean and the literary and cultural transfers that took place during thattime offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of ?white? abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored... more...

  • Taxation and Society in Twentieth-Century Argentinaby José Antonio Sánchez Román

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book provides a historical narrative of the Argentine tax system in the twentieth century. It argues that the failure to build permanent trust between the state and the civil society and the unraveling of confidence within Argentine society itself account for the collapse of the progressive tax system. more...

  • Populism in Latin Americaby Michael L. Conniff; Kenneth Roberts; Jorge Basurto; Michael L. Conniff; Paul Drake; Steve Ellner; Joel Horowitz; William Francis Robinson; Ximena Sosa-Buchholz; Steve Stein; Kurt Weyland

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This updated edition of Populism in Latin America discusses new developments in populism as a political phenomenon and the emergence of new populist political figures in Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela in particular.   For more than one hundred years?from the beginning of the twentieth to... more...