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  • Of Love and Loathingby Nicholas A. Robins

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    Policies concerning marriage, morality, and intimacy were central to the efforts of the Spanish monarchy to maintain social control in colonial Charcas. The Bourbon Crown depended on the patriarchal, caste-based social system on which its colonial enterprise was built to maintain control over a vast region that today encompasses Bolivia and parts... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770-1835by Aline Helg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos (peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry). Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia's treatment and neglect... more...

  • The Shining Pathby Gustavo Gorriti

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    First published in Peru in 1990, The Shining Path was immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years. A richly detailed and absorbing account, it covers the dramatic years between the guerrillas' opening attack in 1980 and President Fernando Belaunde's reluctant decision to send in... more...

  • South American Independenceby Catherine Davies; Hilary Owen; Claire Brewster

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 72.99

    The struggles for independence in Latin America during the first half of the nineteenth century were accompanied by a wide-ranging debate about political rights, nationality and citizenship. In South American Independence, Catherine Davies, Claire Brewster and Hilary Owen investigate the neglected role of gender in that discussion. Examining women... more...

  • Ephemeral Historiesby Camilo D. Trumper

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Politics under Salvador Allende was a battle fought in the streets. Everyday attempts to “ ganar la calle ” allowed a wide range of urban residents to voice potent political opinions. Santiaguinos  marched through the streets chanting slogans, seized public squares, and plastered city walls with graffiti, posters, and murals. Urban art might only... more...

  • Native Capitalby Anne G. Hanley

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    This book analyzes the contribution of financial market institutions—banks and the stock and bond exchange—to São Paulo's economic modernization at the turn of the twentieth century. more...

  • Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentinaby Donna J. Guy

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President Perón and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing. more...

  • Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenshipby Celso Thomas Castilho

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    Celso Thomas Castilho offers original perspectives on the political upheaval surrounding the process of slave emancipation in postcolonial Brazil. He shows how the abolition debates in Pernambuco transformed the practices of political citizenship and marked the first instance of a mass national political mobilization. In addition, he presents new... more...

  • Inca Garcilaso and Contemporary World-Makingby Sara Castro-Klarén; Christian Fernández

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This edited volume offers new perspectives from leading scholars on the important work of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539–1616), one of the first Latin American writers to present an intellectual analysis of pre-Columbian history and culture and the ensuing colonial period. To the contributors, Inca Garcilaso’s Royal Commentaries of the Incas presented... more...