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  • Legacy of the Lashby Zachary R. Morgan

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men and the oppressive labor regimes under which they struggled, the book is an examination of the four-day Revolta da Chibata... more...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99

    Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...

  • Colombia before Independenceby Anthony McFarlane

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 58.00

    This book describes and analyses economic and political developments in Colombia during the final century of Spanish rule. more...

  • Through the Brazilian Wildernessby Theodore Roosevelt

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Theodore Roosevelt's epic hunting adventures and journeys of exploration throughout North America are the stuff of legend, but what some readers may not know is that Roosevelt's insatiable love of adventure also took him to other parts of the world. This thoroughly entertaining account of Roosevelt's travels in Brazil is infused with the... more...

  • Wild Coastby John Gimlette

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2012 Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Shunned by the conquistadors, it was left to others to carve into colonies. Guyana, Suriname and Guyane Française are what... more...

  • A Man Most Drivenby Peter Firstbrook

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    "A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John Smith a sterling example of the tenacious early-American character…. Exciting historical tales with romantic overtones." - Kirkus Reviews ... more...

  • Off the Mapby John Harrison

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 14.99

    Few explorers have ventured to the Guiana Highlands deep in the Amazonian jungle. In 1950, Raymond Mauffrais tried and was never seen again. Fifty years later, inspired by Mauffrais' diary, John and Heather came to explore the region. more...

  • Handbook of Inca Mythologyby Paul Steele

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    An introduction to the Incas and their myths aimed at students and general readers that brings together a wealth of information. A timeline places all key mythological tales and historical developments in chronological order. more...

  • A History of Chile, 1808?2002by Simon Collier; William F. Sater

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    A History of Chile provides an overview of Chilean history from its independence to 2002. more...