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  • 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...

  • Amando a Pablo, odiando a Escobarby Virginia Vallejo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.95

    ¡PRONTO EN LA GRAN PANTALLA! En julio de 2006 un avión de la DEA sacó a Virginia Vallejo de Colombia. Su vida estaba en peligro por haberse convertido en el testigo clave de los dos procesos criminales más importantes de la segunda mitad del siglo XX en su país: el asesinato de un candidato presidencial y el holocausto del Palacio de Justicia.... 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...

  • Psychedelic Chileby Patrick Barr-Melej

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Patrick Barr-Melej here illuminates modern Chilean history with an unprecedented chronicle and reassessment of the sixties and seventies. During a period of tremendous political and social strife that saw the election of a Marxist president followed by the terror of a military coup in 1973, a youth-driven, transnationally connected counterculture smashed... more...

  • Colombiaby Michael J. LaRosa; Germán R. Mejía; Pamela S. Murray

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 35.00

    This deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically over the past two centuries. Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía move beyond the common perception of a failed state to explore the rich heritage and dynamism that have characterized Colombia past and present. more...

  • There Are No Dead Hereby Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno

    PublicAffairs 2018; US$ 38.00

    There Are No Dead Here is the untold story of three brave Colombians who stood up to the paramilitary groups that, starting in the mid-1990s, decimated the country in the name of counterinsurgency and drug profits. With the complicity of much of Colombia's military and political establishment and in a climate of widespread fear and denial, the... more...

  • Indigenous Media and Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Boliviaby Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal examines the political dimension of indigenous media production and distribution as a means by which indigenous organizations articulate new claims on national politics in Bolivia, a country experiencing one of the most notable cases of social mobilization and indigenous-based constitutional transformation in contemporary... more...

  • Spectacular Modernityby Lisa Blackmore

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    In cultural history, the 1950s in Venezuela are commonly celebrated as a golden age of modernity, realized by a booming oil economy, dazzling modernist architecture, and nationwide modernization projects. But this is only half the story. In this path-breaking study, Lisa Blackmore reframes the concept of modernity as a complex cultural formation in... more...