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- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men and the oppressive labor regimes under which they struggled, the book is an examination of the four-day Revolta da Chibata... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 38.99
This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines present original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00
Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 29.95
Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America?s mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a master traveler and observer. The Andes Mountains are the world?s longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America. Emmy Award?winning filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie takes us on a historical journey through... more...
- Zed Books 2006; US$ 32.95
Bolivia has experienced two decades of unprecedented popular resistance to the consequences of neoliberal policies, resulting in the resignation and flight of its president in October 2003. This unusual book uncovers the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition - mirrored in country after country in Latin America - to this currently fashionable,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
In this extraordinary book, the renowned Hans Kung chronicles the Roman Catholic Church?s role as a world power throughout history. He examines great schisms ? between East and West, Catholicism and Protestantism ? the evolving role of the papacy and the stories of the great reforming popes; and the expansion of a global Church infrastructure. The... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99
Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00
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...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 34.99
Bolivia's challenges with regard to policy are multiple, deep and multifaceted, and as such they require integral proposals. The book tries to cover these challenges in their different dimensions and presents options to grow more and better creating jobs, with benefits for all, and without corruption and with civic participation. The design and... more...