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  • Colombia before Independenceby Anthony McFarlane

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    This book describes and analyses economic and political developments in Colombia during the final century of Spanish rule. more...

  • A Natural History of the New Worldby Alan Graham

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    The paleoecological history of the Americas is as complex as the region is broad: stretching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, the New World features some of the most extraordinary vegetation on the planet. But until now it has lacked a complete natural history. Alan Graham remedies that with A Natural History of the New World . With... more...

  • The Heart That Bleedsby Alma Guillermoprieto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Democracy, Citizenship and Youthby Itamar Silva; Anna Luiza Salles Souto

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 29.00

    What is the place of young people in society today? This book presents a searching and comprehensive picture of youth, demonstrating both its diversity and singularity, and helping to dispel many of the myths, discriminations, stigmas and prejudices attached to this segment of society._x000D_ Drawing on a vast empirical research exercise including... more...

  • Viva South America!by Oliver Balch

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 13.11

    Simón Bolívar once inspired a continent to rise from serfdom and throw off the shackles of Spanish rule. Viva South America! sets out to discover if the dream of Simón Bolívar - for independence, freedom and equality - lives on in modern South America. Armed with a reporter's notebook and an open mind, Oliver Balch hits the road in search... more...

  • Terms of Inclusionby Paulina L. Alberto

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil more...

  • The Nanny and the Icebergby Ariel Dorfman

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Conceived the night of Che Guevara’s burial in 1967, Gabriel McKenzie is inextricably bound up in the history and politics of his native Chile. Twenty-four years on, and still a virgin, Gabriel returns from Manhattan exile to confront his legacy: a Don Juan father and a country preparing for the five-hundredth anniversary of America’s "discovery."... more...

  • Masters of Warby Clara Nieto; Chris Brandt; Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States? "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate... more...

  • Fidelby Nestor Kohan; Nahuel Scherma; Elise Buchman; Miracle Jones

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    In the United States, ninety miles from Cuban shores, tempers flare on the subject of Fidel Castro: some say he is a liberator, some say a dictator. In Fidel, Nestor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma present one of the towering figures of the twentieth-century as he is seen by Latin Americans: as the leader who, for over fifty years, has stood up to the greatest... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...