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  • Nation and Citizen in the Dominican Republic, 1880-1916by Teresita Martínez-Vergne

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Combining intellectual and social history, Teresita Martinez-Vergne explores the processes by which people in the Dominican Republic began to hammer out a common sense of purpose and a modern national identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Hoping to build a nation of hardworking, peaceful, voting citizens,... more...

  • Latin American Democraciesby John A. Peeler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Using the cases of Columbia, Costa Rica, and Venezuela, Peeler compares the evolution and maintenance of liberal democratic regimes in the Latin American context. These regimes are shown to be products of the normal Latin American political processes, under particular conditions that have permitted accommodation between rival political and economic... more...

  • Red and Black in Haitiby Matthew J. Smith

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In 1934 the republic of Haiti celebrated its 130th anniversary as an independent nation. In that year, too, another sort of Haitian independence occurred, as the United States ended nearly two decades of occupation. In the first comprehensive political history of postoccupation Haiti, Matthew Smith argues that the period from 1934 until the rise of... more...

  • Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515?1900by Jason M Yaremko

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    During the colonial period, thousands of North American Native peoples traveled to Cuba independently as traders, diplomats, missionary candidates, immigrants, or refugees; others were forcibly transported as captives, slaves, indentured laborers, or prisoners of war. Over the half millennium after Spanish contact, Cuba served as the principal destination... more...

  • Gendered Crossingsby Allyson M. Poska

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants’ gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire. more...

  • Reshaping New Spainby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 27.95

    Originally published in Mexico as Gobierno y Sociedad en Nueva Espana , Ethelia Ruiz Medrano's seminal study Reshaping New Spain is now available in an updated English edition. Drawing on extensive archival research, Ruiz examines the developing colonial institutions in Mexico and how they changed indigenous land ownership and labor laws to favor... more...

  • Fidel Castroby Alex Moore

    Racehorse Publishing 2017; US$ 16.99

    FIDEL CASTRO August 13, 1926 November 26, 2016. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.” -- Fidel Castro From revolutionary and symbol of strength to Cold War adversary, Fidel Castro was one of the world’s most controversial leaders, and perhaps its most enduring. As Cuba’s towering and charismatic president for nearly fifty... more...

  • Forgotten Peaceby Robert A. Karl

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past. Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters between government officials, rural peoples, provincial elites, and urban intellectuals during a crucial... more...

  • Latin America In The World Economyby Frederick Stirton Weaver

    Avalon Publishing 2000; US$ 52.00

    Latin America in the World Economy considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his skillful approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have... more...

  • A Pest in the Landby Suzanne Alchon

    University of New Mexico Press 2003; US$ 27.95

    In this timely study of all the reasons for extreme declines in native populations in the New World after colonization by Europeans, the author questions prevalent theories that exposure to Old World diseases was the sole cause of the devastation. more...