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  • Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuelaby Harold A. Trinkunas

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Unlike most other emerging South American democracies, Venezuela has not succumbed to a successful military coup d'etat during four decades of democratic rule. What drives armed forces to follow the orders of elected leaders? And how do emerging democracies gain that control over their military establishments? Harold Trinkunas answers these questions... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 2005; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Chile: The Other September 11by Ariel Dorfman; Salvador Allende; Fidel Castro; Pilar Aguilera; Ricardo Fredes

    Ocean Press 2016; US$ 11.95

    A new edition of a unique Ocean classic anthology commemorating another day of terror and tragedy. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Warsby David Kohut; Olga Vilella

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 109.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements. more...