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  • Myth-Busting Columbusby Kelly Bakshi

    Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; US$ 5.00

    Columbus convinced royals to fund his voyage; he forged new water routes and introduced Europe to a new world. He also lied to his crew, murdered and enslaved Native Americans and never realized where in the world he actually was. You decide, is he a hero or a villain? more...

  • The Way Aroundby David Good

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    Rooted in two vastly different cultures, a young man struggles to understand himself, find his place in the world, and reconnect with his mother?and her remote tribe in the deepest jungles of the Amazon rainforest?in this powerful memoir that combines adventure, history, and anthropology. ?My Yanomami family called me by name. Anyopo-we. What it... more...

  • Argentine Indian Artby Alejandro Eduardo Fiadone

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    This treasury of over 280 authentic designs contains creations of Argentine Indian cultures dating from 650 BC to the sixteenth century. Seldom seen outside of scholarly journals, the painstakingly adapted motifs originate from the Candelaria culture, La Aguada, Sanagasta, Belén, Santa Maria, Humahauca, Tobas, Matacos, Araucanos, and many other sources.... more...

  • Resource Extraction and Protest in Peruby Moises Arce

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Natural resource extraction has fueled protest movements in Latin America and existing research has drawn considerable scholarly attention to the politics of antimarket contention at the national level, particularly in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina. Despite its residents reporting the third-highest level of protest participation in the region, Peru... more...

  • The Politics of Motherhoodby Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Examines the negotiations over women's rights and the politics of gender in Chile throughout the twentieth century. Centering her study on motherhood, Pieper Mooney explores dramatic changes in health policy, population paradigms, and understandings of human rights, and reveals that motherhood is hardly a private matter defined only by individual women... more...

  • Buenos Aires: The Biography of a Cityby James Gardner

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A colorful and entertaining account of Buenos Aires?one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in the world, and a major tourist destination. more...

  • Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin Americaby Marcia Esparza; Steve Dobransky; Rosario Figari Layus; Roberto Gargarella; Cecília MacDowell Santos; Jesus Peña; Renan Quinalha; Percy Rojas; Debbie Sharnak; Laura Tejero; Edson Teles

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin America deconstructs the myth of unanimous support for the transitional justice paradigm across Latin America and conceptualizes transitional justice as a Janus-faced paradigm, as historically it has often hindered rather than advanced the quest for memory, truth, and justice. Based on... more...

  • Sklavenhändler, Negreros und Atlantikkreolenby Michael Zeuske

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 134.73

    Michael Zeuske examines the transatlantic slave trade (1450?1900) with regard to the historical place of the Atlantic as well as the institutions and actors involved (especially in non-European societies of origin and destination). A focus is on the hidden Atlantic slave trade of the 19 th century that took place after the European and... more...

  • The Poetic and Real Worlds of César Vallejo (18921938)by Robert K. Britton

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The world-renowned Peruvian poet César Vallejo (1892?1938) was also a journalist, essayist, novelist and would-be dramatist. A Struggle between Art and Politics reviews the evidence ? literary and historical ? now reliably to hand, and assesses the often conflicting body of opinion his work has generated. This new, comparative study maps his career... more...

  • Negotiating Gendered Discoursesby Jane L. Christie

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Negotiating Gendered Discourses analyzes the discourse surrounding Michelle Bachelet?s 2006 presidential election in Chile to that of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner?s 2007 election in Argentina. Christie reveals key points of intersection between the contemporary political discourse of these elections and the women-led human rights campaigns in... more...