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Anarchists and Communists in Brazil, 1900-1935

by John W. F. Dulles

In providing a detailed account of the leftist opposition and its bloody repression in Brazil during the Old Republic and the early years of the Vargas regime, John W. F. Dulles gives considerable attention...


The Power of Huacas: Change and Resistance in the Andean World of Colonial Peru

by Claudia Brosseder

The role of the religious specialist in Andean cultures of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries was a complicated one, balanced between local traditions and the culture of the Spanish. In The...


The Viceregency of Antonio Maria Bucareli in New Spain, 1771-1779

by Bernard E. Bobb

When Antonio María Bucareli took up his duties in 1771 as the forty-sixth viceroy of New Spain, he assumed command of a magnificent complexity of land areas, large and small, whose people constituted a cultural...


Landowners in Colonial Peru

by Keith A. Davies

In 1540 a small number of Spaniards founded the city of Arequipa in southwestern Peru. These colonists, later immigrants, and their descendants devoted considerable energy to exploiting the surrounding area....


Latin America Since Independence: A History with Primary Sources

by Alexander Dawson

What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption...


U.S. Foreign Policy and Peru

by Daniel A. Sharp

This book presents the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the development of the Peruvian revolution of 1968. The study resulted from a team experiment in applied political science, economics,...


The Church in Brazil: The Politics of Religion

by Thomas C. Bruneau

In 1980, Brazil was the largest Roman Catholic country in the world, with 90 percent of its more than 120 million people numbered among the faithful. The Church hierarchy became aware, however, that the religion...


Political Attitudes in Venezuela: Societal Cleavages and Political Opinion

by Enrique A. Baloyra & John D. Martz

Here is a benchmark study of voter attitudes in a Latin American country. This volume is based on extensive survey research conducted during the Venezuelan elections of 1973. The methods employed by Baloyra...


American Extremes: Extremos de America

by Daniel Cosío Villegas, Américo Paredes & John P. Harrison

In this notable collection of essays, written in the middle of the twentieth century, a towering Mexican thinker discusses both Latin America's internal problems and its relations with the United States, Russia,...


Walking in the Clouds: Colombia Through the Eyes of a Gringo

by Michael F. Kastre & Veronica K. El-Showk

Walking in the Clouds is a true story about events experienced by an American writer who lived and worked in Colombia in the 1980s, a painful period of political upheaval, violent cocaine wars, and leftist guerrilla...


Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru: Spanish-Quechua Penitential Texts, 1560-1650

by Regina Harrison

A central tenet of Catholic religious practice, confession relies upon the use of language between the penitent and his or her confessor. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as Spain colonized the Quechua-speaking...


Miners, Merchants, and Farmers in Colonial Colombia

by Ann Twinam

The inhabitants of the department of Antioquía in north-central Colombia have played a unique role in that country's economic history. During the colonial period Antioqueño placer miners supplied a substantial...


The First Letter from New Spain: The Lost Petition of Cortes and His Company, June 20, 1519

by John F. Schwaller & Helen Nader

The founding of la Villa Rica de la Veracruz (the rich town of the True Cross) is prominently mentioned in histories of the conquest of Mexico, but scant primary documentation of the provocative act exists....


Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru, Volume 1 and Volume 2

by Garcilaso de la Vega & Harold V. Livermore

Garcilaso de la Vega, the first native of the New World to attain importance as a writer in the Old, was born in Cuzco in 1539, the illegitimate son of a Spanish cavalier and an Inca princess. Although he was...


Maya Figurines: Intersections Between State and Household

by Christina T. Halperin

Rather than view the contours of Late Classic Maya social life solely from towering temple pyramids or elite sculptural forms, this book considers a suite of small anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and supernatural...


The Development of the Inca State

by Brian S. Bauer & Gary Urton

The Inca empire was the largest state in the Americas at the time of the Spanish invasion in 1532. From its political center in the Cuzco Valley, it controlled much of the area included in the modern nations...


Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil

by Edward E. Telles

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for...


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...