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- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50
Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the economy has rebounded dramatically. How did this nation become an emerging power? Brazil in Transition ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95
This work explains the causes of social policy reform in Chile and Uruguay in the areas of health care, pensions and education. Until the 1970s, Chile and Uruguay shared striking similarities. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
At the crossroad of intellectual, diplomatic, and cultural history, this book examines flows of information, men, and ideas between South American cities?mainly the port-capitals of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro?during the period of their modernization. The book reconstructs this largely overlooked trend toward connectedness both as an objective... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 11.16
The Pacific War was the greatest and bloodiest war ever fought in the Andean region, and is one of the most important conflicts in South American history. It is also known as the ?Saltpeter War? or the ?Guano War? because the possession of these two highly profitable nitrates was the main cause of the conflict. By the 1870s Chilean military superiority... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99
The Pacific War was the greatest and bloodiest war ever fought in the Andean region, and is one of the most important conflicts in South American history. It is also known as the 'Saltpeter War' or the 'Guano War' because the possession of these two highly profitable nitrates was the main cause of the conflict. By the 1870s Chilean military superiority... more...
- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 60.00
Reading Rio de Janeiro blazes a new trail for understanding the cultural history of 19th-century Brazil. To bring the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro alive, Zephyr Frank flips the historian's usual interest in literature as a source of evidence and, instead, uses the historical context to understand literature. By focusing on the theme of social... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
Emergency Politics in the Third Wave of Democracy provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the ongoing?though varied?use of regimes of exception in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. It identifies the implications of regimes of exception for democratic consolidation according to their use in practice. more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
Bolivian Labor Immigrants' Experiences in Argentina examines the projects, trajectories, and everyday lives of Bolivian immigrants, providing insight about their harsh living and working conditions. With a complex yet holistic anthropological approach, this text highlights how people make sense of territorial mobility anchored in life experiences.... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00
Policies concerning marriage, morality, and intimacy were central to the efforts of the Spanish monarchy to maintain social control in colonial Charcas. The Bourbon Crown depended on the patriarchal, caste-based social system on which its colonial enterprise was built to maintain control over a vast region that today encompasses Bolivia and parts... more...