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  • Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Powerby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Colin Palmer, one of the foremost chroniclers of twentieth-century British and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, here tells the story of British Guiana's struggle for independence. At the center of the story is Cheddi Jagan, who was the colony's first premier following the institution of universal adult suffrage in 1953. Informed by the first use... more...

  • The Corner of the Livingby Miguel La Serna

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Peru's indigenous peoples played a key role in the tortured tale of Shining Path guerrillas from the 1960s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. The villagers of Chuschi and Huaychao, high in the mountains of the department of Ayacucho, have an iconic place in this violent history. Emphasizing the years leading up to the peak period... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Children of the Father Kingby Bianca Premo

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    In a pioneering study of childhood in colonial Spanish America, Bianca Premo examines the lives of youths in the homes, schools, and institutions of the capital city of Lima, Peru. Situating these young lives within the framework of law and intellectual history from 1650 to 1820, Premo brings to light the colonial politics of childhood and challenges... 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...

  • 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...