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Congo Diary: The Story of Che Guevara's "Lost" Year in Africa

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Aleida Guevara

Che Guevara’s intriguing account of his participation in the revolutionary war in the Congo, prior to the mission to Bolivia.

Cuba: A History

by Sergio Guerra-Vilaboy & Oscar Loyola-Vega

A concise, readable history beyond the images of cigars, classic cars, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara.

Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

by Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve...

Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

by K. David Jackson

Novelist, poet, playwright, and short story writer Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is widely regarded as Brazil's greatest writer, although his work is still too little read outside his native country....

Global Justice: Liberation and Socialism

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia

Fighting words from an iconic revolutionary for today's anti-globalization activists

Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864?70

by Gabriele Esposito & Giuseppe Rava

The War of the Triple Alliance is the largest single conflict in the history of South America. Drawing Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay into conflict the war was characterized by extraordinarily high...

Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel

by Héctor Hoyos

Through a comparative analysis of the novels of Roberto Bolaño and the fictional work of César Aira, Mario Bellatin, Diamela Eltit, Chico Buarque, Alberto Fuguet, and Fernando Vallejo, among other contemporaries,...

Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism

by Richard A. Gordon

A unique contribution to film studies, Richard Gordon's Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism is the first full-length book on Brazilian films about slavery. By studying Brazilian films released between...


by ALBERTO VOJTECH FRIC, Natalie Adamson & Charles Novak

Malheiros, a landlord in Mato Grosso, is deeply in debt, and the only way out of this debt is if he clears out the Caduveo Indians from their land by massacring them, and appropriates their hunting grounds....

Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia

by Luis E. Carranza & Fernando Luiz Lara

Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia is an introductory text on the issues, polemics, and works that represent the complex processes of political, economic, and cultural modernization...

¡Fidel is Dead!: The Future of the Failed Cuban Revolution

by Kathy Reyes & Hugo Villabona

"Isolation has not worked...it's time for a new approach" - President Barack Obama, Dec. 17, 2014 Cuba was forever changed by Fidel Castro's revolution that turned the island into a single-party Communist state....

Elites, Masses, and Modernization in Latin America, 1850-1930

by E. Bradford Burns, Thomas E. Skidmore & Virginia Bernhard

The interactions between the elites and the lower classes of Latin America are explored from the divergent perspectives of three eminent historians in this volume. The result is a counterbalance of viewpoints...

Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy: Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005

by Thomas C. Wright

Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine...

With the Saraguros: The Blended Life in a Transnational World

by David Syring

Highlighting globalization's effects on humanity through the lens of Ecuador's indigenous Saraguro people, With the Saraguros marks a compelling departure from conventional approaches to ethnography. While documenting...

Judge and Jury in Imperial Brazil, 1808-1871: Social Control and Political Stability in the New State

by Thomas Flory

In nineteenth-century Brazil the power of the courts rivaled that of the central government, bringing to it during its first half century of independence a stability unique in Latin America. Thomas Flory analyzes...

The Ideal of the Practical: Colombia's Struggle to Form a Technical Elite

by Frank Safford

The Ideal of the Practical is a study of efforts by a segment of the upper class in an aristocratic Latin American society to alter cultural values in the society, creating stronger orientations toward the technical...

The Rise and Fall of the Paraguayan Republic, 1800-1870

by John Hoyt Williams

Paraguay plays a very small role in the modern world, but for part of the nineteenth century it was a significant regional force. Between 1800 and 1865 it changed from an imperial backwater into a dynamic, dictator-led,...

Paraguay and the Triple Alliance: The Postwar Decade, 1869-1878

by Harris Gaylord Warren & Katherine F. Warren

In the War of the Triple Alliance-the most terrible conflict in South American history-Paraguay was almost annihilated by the armed forces of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. The chaotic postwar decade began...

Revolution on the Pampas: A Social History of Argentine Wheat, 1860-1910

by James R. Scobie

On the Argentine pampas, between the years 1860 and 1910, a dramatic social and agricultural revolution took place. The haunts of wild cattle, native peoples, and gauchos were transformed into cultivated fields...

Plantation Agriculture and Social Control in Northern Peru, 1875-1933

by Michael J. Gonzales

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the social, economic, and political landscape of Peru was transformed profoundly. Within a decade of the country's disastrous defeat by Chile during...