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  • The History of Chileby John L. Rector

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 18.95

    Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and government, this book traces Chile's chronological story. Providing an historical overview of this country, its ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship. more...

  • Urban Protest in Mexico and Brazilby Kathleen Bruhn

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 85.00

    Analyzes how protest became a key part of organizational maintenance and how organizations use protest as a political tool. more...

  • Portugal and Brazil in Transitionby Raymond S. Sayers

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 72.00

    Through a series of essays on various aspects of Portuguese and Brazilian culture, this book presents an enlightening picture of contemporary civilization in the two countries and a forecast of what the next twenty years or so may bring. The authors discuss subjects in such basic fields as literature, linguistics, history, the social sciences, geography,... more...

  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    A New York Times , USA Today , Wall Street Journal , Washington Post , Boston Globe , San Francisco Chronicle , Los Angeles Times , and Denver Post Bestseller   In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying... more...

  • The Throes of Democracyby Bryan McCann

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 25.95

    In The Throes of Democracy Bryan McCann gives a panoramic view of Brazil's recent development, exploring the relationships between the rise of the political left, the escalation of urban violence, the agribusiness boom and the spread of pentecostal evangelization. more...

  • Measuring the New Worldby Neil Safier

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Prior to 1735, South America was terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a mission to the Spanish American province of Quito (in present-day Ecuador) to study the curvature of the earth at the Equator. Equipped with quadrants and telescopes, the mission’s participants referred to the transfer... more...

  • Democracy, Citizenship and Youthby Itamar Silva; Anna Luiza Salles Souto

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 57.50

    What is the place of young people in today’s complex and rapidly changing world? Young people are both a mirror for and a reflection of their societies, and yet the subject of youth is radically under-researched. To enable a greater understanding of the dynamics of society, it is therefore fundamentally important to understand the perceptions... more...

  • The Statues that Walkedby Terry Hunt; Carl Lipo

    Free Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    T he monumental statues of Easter Island, both so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island?s barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote... more...

  • Couture and Consensusby Regina A. Root

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Following Argentina’s revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of authorities, allowing authors to masquerade political ideas under the guise of frivolity and entertainment. In Couture and Consensus , Regina A. Root... more...

  • Latin America since Independenceby Alexander Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...