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- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00
With Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, all eyes are on Latin America. But what vision of these countries will we be given? Will our airwaves be full of cultural stereotypes about Latin Americans and inaccurate interpretations of the region?s position in the world? In From Frontiers to Football , Matthew... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.99
A century ago, European and North American archaeologists first came upon the extraordinary ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum?and started to converse with the Mayas who inhabited the forests of the Yucatan. In this thought-provoking history of a century-long "unfinished conversation" between the indigenous Indians and the white intruders, paul Sullivan... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
This history of US-led international drug control provides new perspectives on the economic, ideological, and political foundations of a Cold War American empire. US officials assumed the helm of international drug control after World War II at a moment of unprecedented geopolitical influence embodied in the growing economic clout of its pharmaceutical... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 70.00
This book reconstructs the world of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility did not undermine settlement or community. In doing so, it revises longstanding views of native Amazonians as perpetual wanderers, lacking attachment to place and likely to flee at the slightest provocation. Instead, native Amazonians used traditional... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99
This book offers an overview of the foreign and domestic policies of the administrations of José Vicente Concha (1914 ? 1918) and Marco Fidel Suarez (1918 ? 1923). It reveals that despite Colombia?s neutrality, World War I had a significant impact on the economic and political development of the country during the first half of an era often referred... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. But between 1768 and 1800, the mission population fell... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
Mike Cole and Sara Motta explore the role of radical education in constructing twenty-first century socialism in Latin America, focusing on Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Mexico. Following an introduction which overviews the essential differences between twentieth- and twenty-first-century socialism, the first part of the book examines both education... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99
In 1939, Brazil seemed a world away from the chaos overtaking Europe. Yet despite its bucolic reputation as a distant land of palm trees and pristine beaches, Brazil?s natural resources and proximity to the United States made it strategically invaluable to both the Allies and the Axis alike. As acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals in The Fortunes... more...