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Latin America (General)

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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 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 15.99

    In this, the first history of the African diaspora in Latin America from emancipation to the present, George Reid Andrews deftly synthesizes the history of people of African descent in every Latin American country from Mexico and the Caribbean to Argentina. He examines how African peooples and their descendants made their way from slavery to freedom... 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$ 25.00

    This book explores different kinds of colonialism and how these result in 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 Charles 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...

  • Britain and Latin Americaby Victor Bulmer-Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 29.00

    This book studies the reasons for the dramatic decline of British relations with Latin America. more...

  • The Other Westby Marcello Carmagnani

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Other West provides a provocative new interpretation of Latin American history and the region's place in the changing global political economy, from the discovery of America into the twenty-first century. Marcello Carmagnani's award-winning and multidisciplinary analysis sheds new light on historical processes and explains how this vast expanse... more...