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South America

  • The Gaucho Juan Moreiraby Eduardo Gutierrez; John Charles Chasteen; William G. Acree

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    Argentinian writer Eduardo Gutiérrez (1851-1889) fashioned his seminal gauchesque novel from the prison records of the real Juan Moreira, a noble outlaw whose life and name became legendary in the Río de la Plata during the late 19th century. John Chasteen's fast-moving, streamlined translation--the first ever into English--captures all of the... more...

  • The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79by Aaron Donaghy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on recently declassified government files, private papers and interviews, this book argues that through a combination of preventative diplomacy and robust defence planning, the Labour government of 1974-79 succeeded in maintaining peace, avoiding the fate of its Tory successors. more...

  • The Origins of Bourbon Reform in Spanish South America, 1700-1763by Adrian J. Pearce

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Integrating the political and governmental histories of Spain and the American colonies, this book focuses on the political and governmental history of the Viceroyalty of Peru during the 'early Bourbon' period and provides a new interpretation of the period's broader significance within Spanish American history. more...

  • The Work of Recognitionby Jason McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship more...

  • From Frontiers to Footballby Matthew Brown

    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...

  • Unfinished Conversationsby Paul Sullivan

    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...

  • We Sell Drugsby Suzanna Reiss

    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...

  • Amazonian Routesby Heather Roller

    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...

  • Colombia and World War Iby Jane M. Rausch

    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...

  • The Country of Footballby Roger Kittleson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Soccer is the world?s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito . With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation.... more...