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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Taking Root: Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America

Exiting The Whirlpool: U.s. Foreign Policy Toward Latin America And The Caribbean

by Robert Pastor

In this second edition of Exiting the Whirlpool, Pastor explores the continuities and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Whereas many...


Latin American Political History: Patterns and Personalities

by Ronald M. Schneider

This chronologically organized new text provides comprehensive historical coverage of Latin America's politics and development from colonial times to the twenty-first century.


Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans: New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos

by David Stoll

Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman,...


Magical Writing In Salasaca: Literacy And Power In Highland Ecuador

by Peter Wogan

Explores the connections between beliefs about writing and power in an indigenous village in highland Ecuador.


A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution Under Raul Castro

by Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jiménez & John M. Kirk

This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country’s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing...


The Kalamata Diary: Greece, War, and Emigration

by Eduardo Faingold

From October 28, 1940 until February of 1947, Sotiria Salivaras provided a unique eye-witness account of life in Kalamata, Greece before, during, and after World War II through her meticulous diary entries....


Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador

by Marc Becker

This authoritative book provides a deeply informed overview of contemporary Indigenous movements in Ecuador. Leading scholar Marc Becker traces the growing influence of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities...


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...


SOS Venezuela: Disillusioned in the Age of Chavez

by Gabriel Mata Guzmán & Hugo Villabona

A group of Venezuelans interested in politics experience a transformation as their views and lives start to restructure. This shifting of ideologies, a result of fourteen years of Bolivarian Revolution, is only...


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...


Brazil: The Fortunes of War: World War II and the Making of Modern Brazil

by Neill Lochery

In 1939, Brazil seemed a world away from the chaos overtaking Europe. Yet despite its bucolic reputation as a distant land of palm trees and pristine beaches, Brazil’s natural resources and proximity to the...


Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

by Michael Reid

Experts believe that Brazil, the world's fifth largest country and its seventh largest economy, will be one of the most important global powers by the year 2030. Yet far more attention has been paid to the other...


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...