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  • Life and Death in the Andesby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 32.50 US$ 22.99

    Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America?s mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a master traveler and observer. The Andes Mountains are the world?s longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America. Emmy Award?winning filmmaker and author Kim MacQuarrie takes us on a historical journey... 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...

  • 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 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 33by Jonathan Franklin

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.38

    On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to bring to an end the longest underground entrapment in human history. 69 days earlier, 33 men were midway through a routine shift, deep in the San Jose mine. They stopped for lunch at the... more...

  • Andean Cocaineby Paul Gootenberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine. Gootenberg traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century... more...

  • Blackness in the White Nationby George Reid Andrews

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    Uruguay is not conventionally thought of as part of the African diaspora, yet during the period of Spanish colonial rule, thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in the country. Afro-Uruguayans played important roles in Uruguay's national life, creating the second-largest black press in Latin America, a racially defined political party, and numerous... 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...

  • Bolivian Labor Immigrants' Experiences in Argentinaby Cynthia Pizarro; Soraya Ataide; María Lourdes Basualdo; Roberto Benencia; Ana María Ciarallo; Mariana Ferreiro; María José Magliano; Ana Inés Mallimaci Barral; Marta Silvia Moreno; Cynthia Pizarro; Sergey Ryazantsev; Verónica Trpin

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Bolivian Labor Immigrants' Experiences in Argentina examines the projects, trajectories, and everyday lives of Bolivian immigrants, providing insight about their harsh living and working conditions. With a complex yet holistic anthropological approach, this text highlights how people make sense of territorial mobility anchored in life experiences.... more...