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  • 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...

  • Gendered Compromisesby Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    With this book, Karin Rosemblatt presents a gendered history of the politics and political compromise that emerged in Chile during the 1930s and 1940s, when reformist popular-front coalitions held power. While other scholars have focused on the economic realignments and novel political pacts that characterized Chilean politics during this era, Rosemblatt... more...

  • Terms of Inclusionby Paulina L. Alberto

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    In this history of black thought and racial activism in twentieth-century Brazil, Paulina Alberto demonstrates that black intellectuals, and not just elite white Brazilians, shaped discourses about race relations and the cultural and political terms of inclusion in their modern nation. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including the prolific black... more...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Dimensions of Developmentby Susan Vincent

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 26.95

    A unique historical ethnography, Dimensions of Development illustrates how state and NGO projects have drawn Allpachiqueños deeper into capitalism and have brought about challenges to the local political structure, the comunidad campesina. more...

  • Political Struggle, Ideology, and State Buildingby Jeffrey Carl Mosher

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 50.00

    The collapse of the Portuguese empire in the Americas in the early nineteenth century did not immediately or easily translate into the formation of the independent nation-state of Brazil. While ?Brazil? had geographic meaning, it did not constitute a cohesive political identity that could draw on basic loyalties. The tumultuous struggle to nationhood... more...

  • Aliveby Piers Paul Read

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes. Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends... more...

  • Historia de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros - Tomo IIby Enrique Silvestre García Vega; José Francisco Gálvez Montero

    Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros 2016; US$ 0.00

    Investigación relativa al origen y desarrollo de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros del Perú. Trata de la formación del Estado Peruano y la institución de los Ministerios y Secretarias dentro de la administración pública, la designación de los agentes institucionales y las distintas coyunturas políticas, económicas y sociales durante casi doscientos... more...

  • Historia de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros - Tomo Iby Enrique Silvestre García Vega; José Francisco Gálvez Montero

    Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros 2016; US$ 0.00

    Investigación relativa al origen y desarrollo de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros del Perú. Trata de la formación del Estado Peruano y la institución de los Ministerios y Secretarias dentro de la administración pública, la designación de los agentes institucionales y las distintas coyunturas políticas, económicas y sociales durante casi doscientos... more...