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  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...

  • Latin America 2013by Robert T. Buckman

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 17.99

    A comprehensive, timely and entertaining account of the political, cultural and economic dynamics of more than 30 discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. more...

  • Dispersing Powerby Raúl Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Building power beyond the state. more...

  • The Falklands 1982by Gregory Barnes; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    On the night of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its move against the Falkland Islands. On 3 April British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher faced an appalled and furious House of Commons to announce that Argentine armed forces had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the men of Royal Marine... more...

  • The Heart That Bleedsby Alma Guillermoprieto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823?1889by Hendrik Kraay

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 70.00

    Official and popular celebrations marked the Brazilian empire's days of national festivity, and these civic rituals were the occasion for often intense debate about the imperial regime. Hendrik Kraay explores the patterns of commemoration in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the meanings of the principal institutions of the constitutional monarchy established... 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 Ecological Native: Indigenous Peoples' Movements and Eco-Governmentality in Columbiaby Astrid Ulloa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This text analyzes indigenous peoples' processes of identity construction as ecological natives. It opens space for reconstructing all the different networks, conditions of emergence, and implications (political, cultural, social and economic) of one specific event: the consolidation of the relationship between indigenous peoples and environmentalism.... more...

  • The Origins of Bourbon Reform in Spanish South America, 1700-1763by Adrian J. Pearce

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Integrating the political and governmental histories of Spain and the American colonies, this book focuses on the political and governmental history of the Viceroyalty of Peru during the 'early Bourbon' period and provides a new interpretation of the period's broader significance within Spanish American history. more...

  • The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79by Aaron Donaghy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on recently declassified government files, private papers and interviews, this book argues that through a combination of preventative diplomacy and robust defence planning, the Labour government of 1974-79 succeeded in maintaining peace, avoiding the fate of its Tory successors. more...