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South America

  • While the City Sleepsby Lila Caimari

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    While the City Sleeps  is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina?s leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive population boom and large-scale urban development. With these changes came rampant crime, a chaotic environment in the streets, and intense class... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Warsby David Kohut; Olga Vilella

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 109.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements. more...

  • Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanasby Floyd Merrell; Marķa Teresa DePaoli

    UPA 2016; US$ 36.99

    This updated textbook describes the history of Latin America and sets a mood that allows the reader to get a genuine sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations of this complex and colorful land. Each chapter offers lists of general concepts, important terms, questions, and topics for classroom debates. more...

  • Sephardi, Jewish, Argentineby Adriana M. Brodsky

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jews from North Africa and the Middle East were called Turcos ("Turks"), and they were seen as distinct from Ashkenazim, not even identified as Jews. Adriana M. Brodsky follows the history of Sephardim as they arrived in Argentina, created immigrant organizations, founded synagogues and cemeteries, and built strong... more...

  • The Tango Machineby Morgan James Luker

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    In Argentina, tango isn?t just the national music?it?s a national brand. But ask any contemporary Argentine if they ever really listen to it and chances are the answer is no: tango hasn?t been popular for more than fifty years. In this book, Morgan James Luker explores that odd paradox by tracing the many ways Argentina draws upon tango as a resource... more...

  • Aliveby Piers Paul Read

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes. Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends... more...

  • Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghanaby Kwame Essien

    Michigan State University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana is a fresh approach, challenging both pre-existing and established notions of the African Diaspora by engaging new regions, conceptualizations, and articulations that move the field forward. This book examines the untold story of freed slaves from Brazil who thrived socially, culturally, and economically despite... more...

  • The Pinochet Generationby John R. Bawden; John R. Bawden

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Chilean soldiers in the twentieth century appear in most historical accounts, if they appear at all, as decontextualized figures or simply as a single man: Augusto Pinochet. In his incisive study The Pinochet Generation: The Chilean Military in the Twentieth Century , John R. Bawden provides compelling new insights into the era and posits that Pinochet... more...

  • The Rarified Air of the Modernby Willie Hiatt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    This book examines technology, modern identity, and history-making in Peru through the country's relationship with aviation. more...

  • Paisanosby Tim Fanning

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Paisanos tells the epic story of the forgotten Irish men and women who changed the face of Latin America forever from armed revolutionaries like Bernardo O?Higgins and James Rooke to trailblazing women like Eliza Lynch and Camila O?Gorman. more...