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Britain and Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Rory Miller

The first full-length survey of Britain's role in Latin America as a whole from the early 1800s to the 1950s, when influence in the region passed to the United States. Rory Miller examines the reasons for the...


Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality

by José Carlos Mariategui & Marjory Urquidi

Jose Carlos Mariátegui was one of the leading South American social philosophers of the early twentieth century. He identified the future of Peru with the welfare of the Indian at a time when similar ideas...


Mothers Making Latin America: Gender, Households, and Politics Since 1825

by Erin E. O'Connor

Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination of gender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief that women were separated from—or unimportant to—central developments in Latin American...


Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power

by Camilla Fojas

Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media-film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature-with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own...


Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering

by Richard K. Reed

For almost four centuries, the indigenous Chiripá (Guaraní) people of eastern Paraguay have maintained themselves as a distinct society and culture, despite continual and often intense relations with Paraguayan...


Bolivar and the War of Independence: Memorias del General Daniel Florencio O'Leary, Narracion

by Daniel Florencio O'Leary & Robert F. McNerney

The overthrow of Spanish rule and the birth of new republican governments in northern South America at the beginning of the nineteenth century were in large part the work of one man-Simón Bolívar. Bolívar...


Argentina's "Dirty War": An Intellectual Biography

by Donald C. Hodges

Argentines ask how their ultracivilized country, reputedly the most European in Latin America, could have relapsed into near-barbarism in the 1970s. This enlightening study seeks to answer that question by reviewing...


State and Opposition in Military Brazil

by Maria Helena Moreira Alves

Based on extensive research into opposition and government documents, including the previously unavailable Manual Básico da Escola de Guerra, Maria Helena Moreira Alves provides a rich description of the long...


Brazil in Twenty-First Century Popular Media: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism on the World Stage

by Naomi Pueo Wood & Gabriela Antunes

This volume situates the field of Brazilian studies firmly in the twenty-first century as the nation confronts growing social discontent and global intrigue in light of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament....


The Men of Cajamarca: A Social and Biographical Study of the First Conquerors of Peru

by James Lockhart

In November 1532, a group of 168 Spaniards seized the Inca emperor Atahuallpa in the town of Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian highlands. Their act, quickly taken as a symbol of the conquest of a vast empire,...


Smokescreen: A True Adventure

by Robert Sabbag

With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made,...


Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations

by James A. Wood

Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical...


Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil, and Gas in Latin America

by Anthony Bebbington & Jeffrey Bury

Over the past two decades, the extraction of nonrenewable resources in Latin America has given rise to many forms of struggle, particularly among disadvantaged populations. The first analytical collection to...


Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War

by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence & Julio E. Moreno

The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make...


Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

by Robert Buffington & Carlos A. Aguirre

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined,...


Princess Isabel of Brazil: Gender and Power in the Nineteenth Century

by Roderick J. Barman

As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent,...


Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History

by Germán R. Mejía, Michael J. LaRosa & Pamela Murray

Written by two leading historians, this deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically, covering the past two centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán...


Violent Delights, Violent Ends: Sex, Race, and Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias

by Nicole von Germeten

This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city.


Border Crossings: Mexican and Mexican-American workers

by John Mason Hart

The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have...


Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

by Lamonte Aidoo, Daniel F. Silva & Earl E. Fitz

This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which...