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- Talonbooks 2014; US$ 16.99
While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge the terrible abuse he inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican bishop George King to his office to... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. But between 1768 and 1800, the mission population fell... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00
Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics... more...
- Waterford Press 2014; US$ 4.99
Put the world's richest and most diverse ecosystem in your pocket! Eco-travelers now have a simplified guide to the stunning wildlife of this exotic region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies and insects. This guide is an excellent source... more...
- Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76
El Breviario del Nuevo Mundo de Alejandro de Humboldt, reúne crónicas de su encuentro con los indios del Orinoco, su viaje a los volcanes andinos, y a Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y México. Biographische Informationen Alejandro de Humboldt nació en Berlín, 14 de septiembre de 1769 y falleció en la misma ciudad el 6 de mayo de 1859. Naturalista,... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 28.95
The Tomáraho, a subgroup of the Ishir (Chamacoco) of Paraguay, are one of the few remaining indigenous populations who have managed to keep both their language and spiritual beliefs intact. They have lived for many years in a remote region of the Gran Chaco, having limited contact with European or Latin American cultures. The survival of the Tomáraho... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95
During the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 26.95
For most of the postcolonial era, the Aymara Indians of highland Bolivia were a group without representation in national politics. Believing that their cause would finally be recognized, the Aymara fought alongside the victorious liberals during the Civil War of 1899. Despite Aymara loyalty, liberals quickly moved to marginalize them after the war.... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 27.95
During the age of dictatorships, Latin American prisons became a symbol for the vanquishing of political opponents, many of whom were never seen again. In the postdictatorship era of the 1990s, a number of these prisons were repurposed into shopping malls, museums, and memorials. Susana Draper uses the phenomenon of the ?opening? of prisons and detention... more...