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  • Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentinaby Rebekah E. Pite

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Dona Petrona C. de Gandulfo (c. 1896-1992) reigned as Argentina's preeminent domestic and culinary expert from the 1930s through the 1980s. An enduring culinary icon thanks to her magazine columns, radio programs, and television shows, she was likely second only to Eva Peron in terms of the fame she enjoyed and the adulation she received. Her cookbook... more...

  • Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic Worldby James H. Sweet

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Between 1730 and 1750, Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe. By tracing the steps of this powerful African healer and vodun priest, James Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship,... more...

  • Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondageby Sherwin K. Bryant

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this pioneering study of slavery in colonial Ecuador and southern Colombia--Spain's Kingdom of Quito--Sherwin Bryant argues that the most fundamental dimension of slavery was governance and the extension of imperial power. Bryant shows that enslaved black captives were foundational to sixteenth-century royal claims on the Americas and elemental... more...

  • The Work of Recognitionby Jason McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book tells the compelling story of postemancipation Colombia, from the liberation of the slaves in the 1850s through the country's first general labor strikes in the 1910s. As Jason McGraw demonstrates, ending slavery fostered a new sense of citizenship, one shaped both by a model of universal rights and by the particular freedom struggles of... more...

  • The Chaco War 1932?35by Alejandro de Quesada; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Chaco War was massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost a 100,000 lives. An old fashioned territorial dispute, the contested area was the Gran Chaco Boreal, a 100,000-square mile region of swamp, jungle and pampas with isolated fortified towns. The wilderness terrain made operations difficult and costly as the war... more...

  • Contraculturaby Christopher Dunn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Christopher Dunn's history of authoritarian Brazil exposes the inventive cultural production and intense social transformations that emerged during the rule of an iron-fisted military regime during the sixties and seventies. The Brazilian contracultura was a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that developed alongside the ascent of hardline forces... more...

  • Impasse in Boliviaby Benjamin H. Kohl; Linda C. Farthing

    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...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    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...

  • Boliviaby Marcelo M. Giugale

    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...

  • Bolivia - Culture Smart!by Keith Richards

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...