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  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Latin America since 1780by Will Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Although largely sharing a common past and language, the countries in Latin America remain distinct entities with their own identities. Latin America since 1780 provides a continental-based historical narrative which stresses the common themes between countries like Mexico in North America to Argentina in the Southern Cone, while at the same time... more...

  • Lateinamerika und die USAby Stefan Rinke; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 171.66

    Beim Gedanken an den amerikanischen Kontinent hat man sofort die Vorstellung von der Supermacht USA und ihrem lateinamerikanischen Hinterhof präsent. Vergessen wird dabei leicht, dass die USA einstmals der ?Wilde Westen? waren, während Mittel- und Südamerika auf alten Hochkulturen aufbauten und die Schatzkammern Spaniens und Portugals waren. Stefan... more...

  • Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquestby Matthew Restall

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    An exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. more...

  • Latin American Economic Outlook 2010by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 67.00

    Contrary to prevailing wisdom, Latin American countries that opened their markets to international competition during the last decade have not been more vulnerable to the global economic downturn. The OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2010 provides a fresh analysis of economic trends in the region with a particular focus on the role that international... more...

  • Colonialism and Postcolonial Developmentby James Mahoney

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    This book explores why certain kinds of societies are subject to certain kinds of colonialism and why these forms of colonialism give rise to countries with differing levels of economic prosperity and social well-being. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Latin Americaby John C. Fredriksen

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 432.00

    Authoritative yet accessible, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Latin America covers the history and culture of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from early settlements to the present day. Each volume focuses on a specific time period in the area's development. The first volume explores prehistory through the achievements of the Incas... more...

  • Latin American Independenceby Sarah C. Chambers; John Chasteen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    Maps and illustrations are included, as are a chronology of the Wars for Independence, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index. more...

  • Racism and Discourse in Spain and Latin Americaby Teun A. van Dijk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    This new book extends Teun A. van Dijk?s earlier research on discursive racism to the Latin world. He presents a first inventory of elite discourse and racism in Spain and Latin America by examining discursive reactions in Spain to recent immigration, as well as age-old racism and ethnicism in text and talk in Latin America (especially Mexico, Brazil,... more...