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  • Uruguay, 1968by Vania Markarian

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The tumultuous 1960s saw a generation of Latin American youth enter into political life in unprecedented numbers. Though some have argued that these young-radical movements were inspired by the culture and politics of social movements burgeoning in Europe and the United States, youth activism developed its own distinct form in Latin America. In this... more...

  • Armies, Politics and Revolutionby Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book studies the political role of the Chilean military during the years 1808-1826. more...

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 1by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Avalon Publishing 2015; US$ 52.00

    The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This first volume retains most of the colonial period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including two new sets of images (representations of Brazilian cannibals... more...

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 2by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Avalon Publishing 2015; US$ 52.00

    The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This second volume retains most of the modern period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including a new set of images and a wide range of new sources that reflect... more...

  • Nicaraguaby Thomas W. Walker; Christine J. Wade

    Avalon Publishing 2016; US$ 46.00

    Nicaragua: Emerging from the Shadow of the Eagle details the country's unique history, culture, economics, politics, and foreign relations. Its historical coverage considers Nicaragua from pre-Columbian and colonial times as well as during the nationalist liberal era, the U.S. Marine occupation, the Somoza dictatorship, the Sandinista revolution... more...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W Walker

    Avalon Publishing 2014; US$ 52.00

    Understanding Central America explains how domestic, global, political, and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s and since. The authors explain the origins and development of the region's political conflicts,... more...

  • This City Belongs to Youby Heather Vrana

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. Playing a pivotal role within these national shifts were students from Guatemala’s only public university, the University of San Carlos (USAC). USAC students served in, advised, protested, and were later persecuted by the government, all while crafting a powerful... more...

  • A Hero's Curseby Kajsa Norman

    Hurst 2017; US$ 17.99

    Venezuela constantly in the news as the economy free falls and the country is on the brink of revolution, and there is no up-to-date book out there. The author has a background as an investigative journalist as well as working for the Swedish military in conflict zones including Afghanistan and Mali. more...

  • The Boiling Riverby Andrés Ruzo

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2016; US$ 3.99

    In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire... more...

  • Revolutionby Deb Olin Unferth

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 6.79

    Rising literary star Deb Olin Unferth offers a new twist on the coming-of-age memoir in this utterly unique and captivating story of the year she ran away from college with her Christian boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas. Despite their earnest commitment to a myriad of revolutionary causes and to each other, the couple... more...