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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for comparisons, since its history has many key similarities to that of the United States. Brazilians have commonly compared themselves with North... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
This volume situates the field of Brazilian studies firmly in the twenty-first century as the nation confronts growing social discontent and global intrigue in light of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. The contributors ground their research in twentieth-century social challenges and advances but focus primarily on the questions that the nation... more...
- Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries 2014; US$ 14.95
The remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled the island of Floreana in the Galapagos-600 miles from the mainland of Ecuador. It took Wittmer and her family weeks to travel to the island in 1932; they battled with the ties for three full days before they could land.Wittmer and her husband left... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95
Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin independently led the South American revolutionary armies that freed much of Latin America of Spanish rule. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte treacherously outmaneuvered the corrupt Spanish Bourbons and installed his brother Joseph as King of Spain, igniting the flames of war across the Iberian Peninsula. Far across... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 89.99
This monograph on José Carlos Mariátegui, the seminal Latin American Marxist theorist, provides original readings of key writings through the lens of his understudied poetics, illuminating their full political meaning and impact. It offers insightful critiques of overlooked intellectuals, especially female, whom he championed. These readings are... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Espinoza's work illuminates how education was the site of ideological and political struggle in Peru during its early years as an independent state. Spanning 100 years and discussing both urban and rural education, it shows how school funding, curricula, and governance became part of the cultural process of state-building in Peru. more...
- Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 8.99
With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made, but Long's own life as a pioneering pot smuggler had played out like a Hollywood movie? seat-of-the-pants flights in a decrepit DC3 into the... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99
This text is the first in many years to address the histories and cultures of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in a single regional volume, exploring their colorful pasts and explaining the vast cultural differences among the three. Students of Caribbean history, Latin American history, colonialism and imperialism, and the history of slavery will... more...