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  • Beyond the Walled Cityby Guadalupe Garcia

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    One of the earliest and most important port cities in the New World, Havana quickly became a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. Beyond the Walled City tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built, and managed. Examining imperial efforts to police urban space from the late sixteenth century onward, Guadalupe García... more...

  • History of Modern Latin Americaby Teresa A. Meade

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95 US$ 40.45

    Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S.... more...

  • Afro-Latino Voices: Shorter Editionby Kathryn Joy McKnight; Leo J. Garofalo

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 15.95

    Ideally suited for use in broad, swift-moving surveys of Latin American and Caribbean history, this abridgment of McKnight and Garofalo's Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812 (2009) includes all of the English translations, introductions, and annotation created for that volume. more...

  • Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Elizabeth Nichols; Timothy Robbins

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 94.00

    In recent times, Latin American influences have permeated American culture through music, movies, television, and literature. This sweeping volume serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, focusing on Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and... more...

  • A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S.... more...

  • Nationalist Myths and Ethnic Identitiesby Natividad Gutierrez

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    This timely study examines the processes by which modern states are created within multiethnic societies. How are national identities forged from countries made up of peoples with different and often conflicting cultures, languages, and histories? How successful is this process? What is lost and gained from the emergence of national identities?  ... more...

  • Viva la Revolucionby Eric Hobsbawm

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 31.99

    In his autobiography Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life, published in 2002 when he was eighty-five years old, the historian Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the... more...

  • Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin Americaby Zeb Tortorici

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America’s colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how "the unnatural” came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including... more...

  • A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S.... more...

  • Workers' Control in Latin America, 1930-1979by Jonathan C. Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The years between 1930 and 1979 witnessed a period of intense labor activity in Latin America as workers participated in strikes, unionization efforts, and populist and revolutionary movements. The ten original essays AEMDNMOin this volume examine sugar mill seizures in Cuba, oil nationalization and railway strikes in Mexico, the attempted revolution... more...