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  • Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City"by Alcira Duenas; Alcira Duen~as

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 60.00

    Through newly unearthed texts virtually unknown in Andean studies, Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City" highlights the Andean intellectual tradition of writing in their long-term struggle for social empowerment and questions the previous understanding of the "lettered city" as a privileged space populated solely by colonial elites. Rarely... more...

  • Sephardi, Jewish, Argentineby Adriana M. Brodsky

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jews from North Africa and the Middle East were called Turcos ("Turks"), and they were seen as distinct from Ashkenazim, not even identified as Jews. Adriana M. Brodsky follows the history of Sephardim as they arrived in Argentina, created immigrant organizations, founded synagogues and cemeteries, and built strong... more...

  • José Artigas and the Federal League in Uruguay’s War of Independence (1810–1820)by William H. Katra

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 90.00

    This book studies the thought and actions of José Gervasio Artigas, his military victories over the Spanish, and then his successful defense of provincial autonomy before the imperialist ambitions of Buenos Aires, account for his prominence in the Banda Oriental, and the four adjoining provinces of today’s Argentina. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Chileby Salvatore Bizzarro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 213.00

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Chili contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and... more...

  • Sexual Violence in the Argentinean Crimes against Humanity Trialsby Cecilia Macón

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 71.00

    The book highlights the experience of testifying in cases of sexual violence in the Argentinian crimes against humanity trials. Macón argues that affect in the experiences of women who did and did not testify is a useful tool in order to analyze sexual violence issues from a thought-provoking and heterodox perspective. more...

  • Argentina's Partisan Pastby Michael Goebel

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 73.99

    A challenging study about the production, spread and use of understandings of national history and identity for political purposes in twentieth-century Argentina. more...

  • Loving Pablo, Hating Escobarby Virginia Vallejo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 13.98

    A revealing memoir of Colombian television journalist Virginia Vallejo's affair with the "King of Cocaine," notorious Medellin drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.  At 33, Virginia Vallejo was part of the media elite. A renowned anchorwoman and socialite, and a model who appeared on... more...

  • The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880-1970by Dennis Gilbert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 27.95

    Dennis Gilbert provides a systematic comparative history of the rise and ultimate demise of the oligarchies that dominated Latin America for nearly a century. Focusing on five key countries, he tells the compelling story of the sugar planters, coffee growers, cattle barons, miners, and bankers who grew rich in a rapidly expanding global economy.... more...

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 1by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Avalon Publishing 2015; US$ 52.00

    The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This first volume retains most of the colonial period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including two new sets of images (representations of Brazilian cannibals... more...

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 2by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Avalon Publishing 2015; US$ 52.00

    The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This second volume retains most of the modern period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including a new set of images and a wide range of new sources that reflect... more...