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  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazilby Scott Ickes

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Examines how in the middle of the twentieth century, Bahian elites began to recognize African-Bahian cultural practices as essential components of Bahian regional identity. Previously, public performances of traditionally African-Bahian practices such as capoeira, samba, and Candomblé during carnival and other popular religious festivals had been repressed... more...

  • The Penguin History Of Latin Americaby Edwin Williamson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 23.96

    Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an... more...

  • Lines in the Waterby Ben Orlove

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    This beautifully written book weaves reflections on anthropological fieldwork together with evocative meditations on a spectacular landscape as it takes us to the remote indigenous villages on the shore of Lake Titicaca, high in the Peruvian Andes. Ben Orlove brings alive the fishermen, reed cutters, boat builders, and families of this isolated region,... more...

  • Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic Worldby Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study. more...

  • The Course of Andean Historyby Peter V. N. Henderson

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    The only comprehensive history of Andean South America from initial settlement to the present, this useful book focuses on Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the four countries where the Andes have played a major role in shaping history. more...

  • My Colombian Warby Silvana Paternostro

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79

    A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged young girl: friendships and parties, school and family. But soon it became apparent that life in Colombia would not go on as usual.... more...

  • From Frontiers to Footballby Matthew Brown

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00

    With Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, all eyes are on Latin America. But what vision of these countries will we be given? Will our airwaves be full of cultural stereotypes about Latin Americans and inaccurate interpretations of the region’s position in the world? In From Frontiers to Football , Matthew... more...

  • Days and Nightsby Eduardo Galeano

    Monthly Review Press 1983; US$ 14.00

    Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary political writers. In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between reportage,... more...