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  • Brazil's Living Museumby Anadelia A. Romo

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial harmony. Yet this inclusive ideal has a complicated past. Chronicling the discourse among intellectuals and state officials during the period from the abolition... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 Age of Youth in Argentinaby Valeria Manzano

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This social and cultural history of Argentina's "long sixties" argues that the nation's younger generation was at the epicenter of a public struggle over democracy, authoritarianism, and revolution from the mid-twentieth century through the ruthless military dictatorship that seized power in 1976. Valeria Manzano demonstrates how, during this period,... 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...

  • 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 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...