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  • Allende?s Chile and the Inter-American Cold Warby Tanya Harmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations were short lived. In Washington, the Nixon administration vowed to destroy Allende's left-wing government while Chilean opposition forces mobilized against... more...

  • Tropical Babylonsby Stuart B. Schwartz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic... more...

  • Reforming Chileby Patrick Barr-Melej

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    Highlighting the crucial yet largely overlooked role played by society's middle layers in the historical development of Latin America, Patrick Barr-Melej provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise of Chile's middle-class reform movement and its profound impact on that country's cultural and political landscapes. He shows how a diverse collection... more...

  • Eroding Military Influence in Brazilby Wendy Hunter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Hunter explores civil-military relations in Brazil following the transition to civilian leadership in 1985. She documents a marked, and surprising, decline in the political power of the armed forces, even as they have remained involved in national policy making. To account for the success of civilian politicians, Hunter invokes rational-choice... more...

  • For Social Peace in Brazilby Barbara Weinstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    This book is the first major study of industrialists and social policy in Latin America. Barbara Weinstein examines the vast array of programs sponsored by a new generation of Brazilian industrialists who sought to impose on the nation their vision of a rational, hierarchical, and efficient society. She explores in detail two national agencies founded... more...

  • Native and National in Brazilby Tracy Devine Guzmán

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    How do the lives of indigenous peoples relate to the romanticized role of "Indians" in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? Native and National in Brazil charts this enigmatic relationship from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the consolidation of the dominant national imaginary in the postindependence period and highlighting... more...

  • Transnational South Americaby Ori Preuss

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    At the crossroad of intellectual, diplomatic, and cultural history, this book examines flows of information, men, and ideas between South American cities?mainly the port-capitals of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro?during the period of their modernization. The book reconstructs this largely overlooked trend toward connectedness both as an objective... more...

  • The Politics of Social Policy Change in Chile and Uruguayby Rossana Castiglioni Nunez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    This work explains the causes of social policy reform in Chile and Uruguay in the areas of health care, pensions and education. Until the 1970s, Chile and Uruguay shared striking similarities. more...

  • Slavery and Politicsby Rafael Marquese; Tâmis Parron; Márcia Berbel; Leonardo Marques

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    The politics of slavery and slave trade in nineteenth-century Cuba and Brazil is the subject of this acclaimed study, first published in Brazil in 2010 and now available for the first time in English. more...

  • The Pinochet Generationby John R. Bawden; John R. Bawden

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Chilean soldiers in the twentieth century appear in most historical accounts, if they appear at all, as decontextualized figures or simply as a single man: Augusto Pinochet. In his incisive study The Pinochet Generation: The Chilean Military in the Twentieth Century , John R. Bawden provides compelling new insights into the era and posits that Pinochet... more...