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Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

by Ray Suarez

THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the...


Havana Nocturne

by T. J. English

To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob—with the corrupt,...


At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel

by William C. Rempel

In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary...


The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History

by V.S. Naipaul

The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V....


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...


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...


Immigration and Nationalism: Argentina and Chile, 1890-1914

by Carl Solberg

"Dirtier than the dogs of Constantinople." "Waves of human scum thrown upon our beaches by other countries." Such was the vitriolic abuse directed against immigrant groups in Chile and Argentina early in the...


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...


Peasants in Revolt: A Chilean Case Study, 1965-1971

by James Petras, Hugo Zemelman Merino & Thomas Flory

Based on extended interviews at the Culiprán fundo in Chile with peasants who recount in their own terms their political evolution, this is an in-depth study of peasants in social and political action. It deals...


The Measurement of Modernism: A Study of Values in Brazil and Mexico

by Joseph A. Kahl

One of the most interesting questions that can be raised about the twentieth century world concerns the degree to which industrialization created a common culture for all peoples. Reported here are the results...


The Inter American Press Association: Its Fight for Freedom of the Press, 1926-1960

by Mary A. Gardner

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has been a pioneer in the concept of an inter-American professional, independent, and self-sufficient pressure group that acts on its own initiative and subsists on...


The Industrialization of São Paulo, 1800-1945

by Warren Dean

São Paulo is one of the few places in the underdeveloped world where an advanced industrial system has grown out of a tropical raw-material-exporting economy. By 1960 there were 830,000 industrial workers in...


Democracy, Militarism, and Nationalism in Argentina, 1930-1966: An Interpretation

by Marvin Goldwert

Until 1930, Argentina was one of the great hopes for stable democracy in Latin America. Argentines themselves believed in the destiny of their nation to become the leading Latin American country in wealth, power,...


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...


Brazil and the World System

by Richard Graham

Has the world economy shaped and defined Brazil's economic and political history and, if so, to what extent? Is Brazil's past to be explained principally by its insertion in a single world capitalist system?...


Imperial Russia and the Struggle for Latin American Independence, 1808-1828

by Russell H. Bartley

This study, the first of its kind in English, examines Russian responses to the independence movement in Latin America during the early nineteenth century. From a strictly presentist perspective, the investigation...


Latin America: Its Problems and Its Promise: A Multidisciplinary Approach

by Jan Knippers Black

Now in a fifth edition, Latin America has been updated to reflect the region's growing optimism as economies stabilize, trade diversifies, and political systems become more participatory. This multidisciplinary...


The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of The New York Times

by Anthony DePalma

This dramatic story of how a New York Times reporter helped Castro come to power offers illuminating insight into the fraught history of Cuban-American relations and the precarious balance between truth and...


Diilogos Series

by Elaine Carey

"The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists...


El Inca: The Life and Times of Garcilaso de La Vega

by John Grier Varner

Garcilaso de la Vega, the great chronicler of the Incas and the conquistadors, was born in Cuzco in 1539. At the age of twenty, he sailed to Spain to acquire an education, and he remained there until his death...