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  • The Priest of Paraguayby Hugh O'Shaughnessy; Edgar Venerando Ruiz Díaz

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    In The Priest of Paraguay Hugh O'Shaughnessy tells the story of how Fernando Lugo, a bishop from a deprived diocese, swept to victory and what this means for his country, Latin America and the wider world. more...

  • Reforming Chileby Patrick M. 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...

  • 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...

  • Securing Sexby Benjamin A. Cowan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    In this history of right-wing politics in Brazil during the Cold War, Benjamin Cowan puts the spotlight on the Cold Warriors themselves. Drawing on little-tapped archival records, he shows that by midcentury, conservatives--individuals and organizations, civilian as well as military--were firmly situated in a transnational network of right-wing cultural... more...

  • Sklavenhändler, Negreros und Atlantikkreolenby Michael Zeuske

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Smokescreenby Robert Sabbag

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 8.99

    With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made, but Long's own life as a pioneering pot smuggler had played out like a Hollywood movie? seat-of-the-pants flights in a decrepit DC3 into the... 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...

  • Viajes por Europaby José Enrique Rodó

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Antes de morir, Rodó (1871-1917) pudo visitar Europa. Estuvo en Portugal y se interesó en las relaciones de ese país con Hispanoamérica, estuvo en España y alabó la laboriosidad catalana. Sin embargo, su destino principal fue Italia pues quería verificar sobre el terreno que los mensajes de sus célebres libros americanistas marcaban la pertenencia... more...

  • The Way Aroundby David Good

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • The 33by Héctor Tobar

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

    Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio Banderas Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Selected for NPR's Morning Edition Book Club When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó,... more...