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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
by Eduardo Galeano
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The story Americans are wont to tell themselves about their nation is a compelling one: the United States is a force for good in the world, a haven for prosperous upward mobility, and a stalwart defender of democracy and human rights abroad. With The... (read more)

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Bolivar: American Liberator
Bolivar: American Liberator
by Marie Arana
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SIMand#211;N BOLand#205; VAR and#8212;andlt;I andgt;El Libertadorandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;freed six countries from Spanish rule and is still the most revered figure in South America today. He traveled from Amazon jungles to the Andes mountains, engaged in... (read more)

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Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
by John Charles Chasteen
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spans six centuries and covers twenty countries in a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life and enriched by insightful analysis. This is a story of despair and hope, the... (read more)

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Children of Cain
Children of Cain
by Tina Rosenberg
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An honest judge in Medellin, a Maoist guerilla of Peru's Shining Path, the fair-haired Angel of Death in Argentina's Dirty War, the pool-party rich of El Salvador, the disabused revolutionaries of Nicaragua, and the ordinary Chileans who became silent... (read more)

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Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements
Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements
by Clifton (edt) Ross
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Bringing together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century, this unique collection of interviews features five dozen leaders and grassroots activists from 15 countries, presenting their... (read more)

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El Libertador: Writings of Simon Bolivar (Library of Latin America)
El Libertador: Writings of Simon Bolivar (Library of Latin America)
by Simon Bolivar
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General Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), called El Liberator, and sometimes the "George Washington" of Latin America, was the leading hero of the Latin American independence movement. His victories over Spain won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Columbia... (read more)

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Epic of Latin America 4ed
Epic of Latin America 4ed
by John A Crow
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"The best book on Latin America that I have encountered during my forty years experience."—Hugh Gibson, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil "It is must reading not only for the academic world but particularly for responsible business executives and... (read more)

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Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America
Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America
by Enrique Krauze
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In Redeemers, acclaimed historian Enrique Krauze presents the major ideas that have formed the modern Latin American political mind during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries—and looks closely at how these ideas were expressed in the... (read more)

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Morality and Society #1: Democracy in Latin America, 1760-1900: Volume 1, Civic Selfhood and Public Life in Mexico and Peru
Morality and Society #1: Democracy in Latin America, 1760-1900: Volume 1, Civic Selfhood and Public Life in Mexico and Peru
by Carlos A Forment
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Carlos Forment's aim in this highly ambitious work is to write the book that Tocqueville would have written had he traveled to Latin America instead of the United States. Drawing on an astonishing level of research, Forment pored over countless... (read more)

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Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
by John Charl Chasteen
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Drawing on the most current scholarship, this concise text presents a direct, compelling narrative that spans six centuries and twenty countries. Carefully revised in light of recent Latin American history, the Second Edition introduces new maps, helpful... (read more)

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Popular Injustice: Violence, Community, and Law in Latin America
Popular Injustice: Violence, Community, and Law in Latin America
by Angelina Snod Godoy
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"This is a truly original, sophisticated, and nuanced interpretation of lynchings as a form of popular injustice. I know of no other work that addresses such a poignant issue. Godoy examines this difficult topic with audacity and sensibility, but also... (read more)

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Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador's Fmln and Peru's Shining Path
Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador's Fmln and Peru's Shining Path
by Cynthia Mcclintock
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Examines revolutionary movements in El Salvador (FMLN) and Peru (Shining Path), exploring their differences and their economic and political contexts. Provides an introduction to the concept of revolution as well as an historical oerview of... (read more)

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Masters of War: Latin America and the United States Aggression from the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years
Masters of War: Latin America and the United States Aggression from the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years
by Clara Nieto
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In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the... (read more)

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Bodies, Texts, and Ghosts: Writing on Literature and Law in Colonial Latin America
Bodies, Texts, and Ghosts: Writing on Literature and Law in Colonial Latin America
by Raol Marrero Fente
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Bodies, Texts, and Ghosts aims to promote the dialogue between Hispanic Atlantic cultures by exploring legal and literary texts from a cross-cultural perspective, while also taking into account the theoretical contributions of spectral criticism. Marrero-... (read more)

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The Idea of Race in Latin America: 1870-1940 (Critical Reflections on Latin America Series)
The Idea of Race in Latin America: 1870-1940 (Critical Reflections on Latin America Series)
by Richard Graham
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Three essays (accessible to undergraduates) on the paradoxes and ambiguities of the "idea of race" in the political and intellectual history of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. Paper edition (ISBN 0-292-73857-9), $7.95. Annotation c. Book News... (read more)

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Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression (Independent Studies in Political Economy)
Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression (Independent Studies in Political Economy)
by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Latin America's Foremost Political Journalist Makes a Brilliant and Passionate Argument for Real Reform In the Economically Crippled Continent In Liberty for Latin America, Alvaro Vargas Llosa offers an incisive diagnosis of Latin America's woes--and a... (read more)

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Globalization & the Rural Poor in Latin America
Globalization & the Rural Poor in Latin America
by William M Loker
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Nine papers provide a sampling of the kinds of research now being conducted in the anthropological study of globalization; most of them began as presentations as various professional gatherings. They look at such topics as commercial family farmers... (read more)

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Modern Latin America
Modern Latin America
by Thomas Skidmore
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Now thoroughly updated in its seventh edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Featuring vivid anecdotal illustrative boxes, the book uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of... (read more)

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Embers of the Past: Essays in Times of Decolonization (Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations)
Embers of the Past: Essays in Times of Decolonization (Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations)
by Javier Sanjines C
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Embers of the Past is a powerful critique of historicism and modernity. Javier Sanjinés C. analyzes the conflict between the cultures and movements of indigenous peoples and attention to the modern nation-state in its contemporary Latin American... (read more)

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Latin American Politics: An Introduction
Latin American Politics: An Introduction
by David Close
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Highlighting eleven different topics in separate chapters, the thematic approach of Latin American Politics offers students the conceptual tools they need to analyze the political systems of all twenty Latin American nations. Such a structure makes the... (read more)

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