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The Conquest of New Spain
The Conquest of New Spain
by B Diaz Del Castillo
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Fifty years after the startling defeat of the Aztecs by Hernán Cortés and his small band of adventurers, Díaz writes a magnificent account on his experience as a soldier in CortésÆs army.... (read more)

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Fordlandia (09 Edition)
Fordlandia (09 Edition)
by Greg Grandin
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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of... (read more)

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Remembering Pinochet's Chile : on the Eve of London 1998 (04 Edition)
Remembering Pinochet's Chile : on the Eve of London 1998 (04 Edition)
by Steve J. Stern
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In 1998, General Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London on charges of crimes against humanity. All over the world, but especially in Chile, the shocking arrest thrust the former dictator and the atrocities of his regime back into the public eye. During... (read more)

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At Home in the Street
At Home in the Street
by Tobias Hecht
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Through innovative fieldwork and ethnographic writing, Hecht lays bare the received truths about the lives of Brazilian street children. This book changes the terms of the debate, asking not why there are so many homeless children in Brazil but why... (read more)

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Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power
Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power
by Michael Reid
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Experts believe that Brazil, the worlds 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 rising behemoths Russia, India, and China... (read more)

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Shamanism, Colonialism and the Wild Man : a Study in Terror and Healing (87 Edition)
Shamanism, Colonialism and the Wild Man : a Study in Terror and Healing (87 Edition)
by Michael Taussig
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Working with the image of the Indian shaman as Wild Man, Taussig reveals not the magic of the shaman but that of the politicizing fictions creating the effect of the real. "This extraordinary book . . . will encourage ever more critical and creative... (read more)

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Andean Worlds: Indigenous History, Culture, and Consciousness Under Spanish Rule, 1532-1825 (Dialogos)
Andean Worlds: Indigenous History, Culture, and Consciousness Under Spanish Rule, 1532-1825 (Dialogos)
by Kenneth J Andrien
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Examines the Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire in 1532 and how European and indigenous life ways became intertwined, producing a new and constantly evolving hybrid colonial order in the Andes.... (read more)

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Recreating Africa : Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-portuguese World, (03 Edition)
Recreating Africa : Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-portuguese World, (03 Edition)
by James H. Sweet
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-285) and index.... (read more)

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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
by Mark Bowden
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A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that... (read more)

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Brazil: Five Centuries of Change
Brazil: Five Centuries of Change
by Thomas E. Skidmore
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With a land mass larger than the continental United States, a unique culture that is part European, African, and indigenous, and the largest economy in Latin America, Brazil is one of the most important--yet one of the least understood--nations in the... (read more)

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Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela
Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela
by Rory Carroll
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The inside story of Hugo Chavezand#8217;s rule and complex legacy Few leaders in our time have been as divisive and enigmatic as the late Hugo Chavez. In Comandante, acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll tells the inside story of Chavezand#8217;s life, his... (read more)

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Brazil Reader : History, Culture and Politics (99 Edition)
Brazil Reader : History, Culture and Politics (99 Edition)
by Robert M. Levine
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Bordering all but two of South America’s other nations and by far Latin America’s largest country, Brazil differs linguistically, historically, and culturally from Spanish America. Its indigenous peoples share the country with descendants of... (read more)

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Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina
Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina
by Marina A. Sitrin
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In the wake of the global financial crisis, new forms of social organization and value production are appearing. People are coming together in order to resist corporate globalization, creating an alternative way forward. In the West, this has been... (read more)

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Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence
Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence
by Colin A. Palmer
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Palmer, one of the foremost chroniclers of twentieth-century British and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, here tells the story of British Guiana's struggle for independence. The work details of the rise and fall of Cheddi Jagan--from his initial... (read more)

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Latin American in Colonial Times (11 Edition)
Latin American in Colonial Times (11 Edition)
by Matthew Restall
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Few milestones in human history are as dramatic and momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but scholarly new package, revealing... (read more)

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The Inca World: Ancient People & Places: Art, Architecture, Religion, Everyday Life and Culture: The Native Civilizations of the Andes & South America
The Inca World: Ancient People & Places: Art, Architecture, Religion, Everyday Life and Culture: The Native Civilizations of the Andes & South America
by David Jones
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This fascinating and accessible visual history tells the story of the ancient native peoples of Peru and the Andes. The Inca people began as a tribe in the Cuzco area around the 12th century, then evolved into a small city-state, and finally, in the mid... (read more)

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Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity
Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity
by Joel Wolfe
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Autos and Progress reinterprets twentieth-century Brazilian history through automobiles, using them as a window for understanding the nation's struggle for modernity in the face of its massive geographical size, weak central government, and dependence on... (read more)

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The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America (Dialogos)
The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America (Dialogos)
by Lyman L. Johnson
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Honor was everywhere in Colonial Latin America, and to understand the many ways it had an impact on people's lives is to understand the organizing principles of a society.... (read more)

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Fear in Chile: Lives Under Pinochet
Fear in Chile: Lives Under Pinochet
by Patricia Politzer
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"Like a Garcia Marquez novel that has suddenly, horrifyingly, come to real life" (New York Newsday), Fear in Chile is an extraordinary collection of first-person accounts of life under dictatorship. In the 1980s, shortly after Chile emerged from one of... (read more)

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Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
by Suzana Sawyer
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Ecuador is the third-largest foreign supplier of crude oil to the western United States. As the source of this oil, the Ecuadorian Amazon has borne the far-reaching social and environmental consequences of a growing U.S. demand for petroleum and the... (read more)

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