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Slavery's Ghost: The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation

by Richard Follett, Eric Foner and Walter Johnson Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2011
ISBN:
9781421402369
Format:
Pb+ 128 pages

President Abraham Lincoln freed millions of slaves in the South in 1863, rescuing them, as history tells us, from a brutal and...

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Ancient People of the Andes

by Michael Malpass Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781501700002
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

In Ancient People of the Andes, Michael A. Malpass describes the prehistory of western South America from initial colonization...

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Upriver: The Turbulent Life and Times of an Amazonian People

by Michael F Brown Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780674368071
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

In this remarkable story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into...

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Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón

by Claudio Lomnitz Zone Books
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9781935408437
Format:
Hbk 608 pages

In this long-awaited book, Claudio Lomnitz tells a groundbreaking story about theexperiences and ideology of American and Mexican...

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Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil

by Hermano Vianna The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
02/1999
ISBN:
9780807847664
Format:
Pb+ 168 pages

Samba is Brazil's 'national rhythm,' the foremost symbol of its culture and nationhood. To the outsider, samba and the famous...

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Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela

by Alejandro Velasco University of California Press
Pub Date:
07/2015
ISBN:
9780520283329
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Beginning in the late 1950s political leaders in Venezuela built what they celebrated as Latin Americas most stable democracy....

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Brazil's Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia

by Anadelia A. Romo The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
05/2010
ISBN:
9780807871157
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus...

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Soldiers in a Narrow Land: The Pinochet Regime in Chile 2ed

by Mary Helen Spooner University of California Press
Pub Date:
09/1999
ISBN:
9780520221697
Format:
Pbk 322 pages

On September 11, 1973, a military coup in Chile overthrew the socialist government of Salvador Allende, beginning an era of political...

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Invention of Argentina

by Nicolas Shumway University of California Press
Pub Date:
03/1993
ISBN:
9780520082847
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

The nations of Latin America came into being without a strong sense of national purpose and identity. In The Invention of Argentina,...

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Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself

by David Bushnell University of California Press
Pub Date:
02/1993
ISBN:
9780520082892
Format:
Pb+ 360 pages

Colombia's status as the fourth largest nation in Latin America and third most populousas well as its largest exporter of such...

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Toxic Injustice: A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle

by Susanna Rankin Bohme University of California Press
Pub Date:
12/2014
ISBN:
9780520278998
Format:
Pb+ 360 pages

The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target...

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Abrazando el Espiritu: Bracero Families Confront the US-Mexico Border

by Ana Elizabeth Rosas University of California Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780520282674
Format:
Pb+ 298 pages

Structured to meet the needs of employers for low-wage farm workers, the well-known Bracero Program recruited thousands of Mexicans...

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Dependency and Development in Latin America

by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Enzo Faletto and Marjory Mattingly Urquidi University of California Press
Pub Date:
03/1979
ISBN:
9780520035270
Format:
Pbk 227 pages

At the end of World War II, several Latin American countries seemed to be ready for industrialization and self-sustaining economic...

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Epic of Latin America,4ed

by John A Crow University of California Press
Pub Date:
02/1992
ISBN:
9780520077232
Format:
Pb+ 992 pages

Uniquely comprehensive and comparative, praised for its devotion to social and cultural developments as well as politics and economics,...

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Rethinking the Borderlands: Between Chicano Culture and Legal Discourse

by Carl Gutierrez-Jones University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/1995
ISBN:
9780520085794
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

Challenging the long-cherished notion of legal objectivity in the United States, Carl Gutiérrez-Jones argues that Chicano history...

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