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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:
11/2011
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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Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal

by Marixa Lasso Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
03/2019
ISBN:
9780674984448
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

The Panama Canal’s untold history—from the Panamanian point of view. Sleuth and scholar Marixa Lasso recounts how the canal’s...

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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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Mexico: The Struggle for Democratic Development

by Daniel C Levy, Kathleen Bruhn and Emilio Zebadua University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/2006
ISBN:
9780520246942
Format:
Pb+ 375 pages

This engaging book provides a broad and accessible analysis of Mexico's contemporary struggle for democratic development. Now...

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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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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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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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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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Backwash of War: An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I

by Ellen N. La Motte Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9781421426716
Format:
Pbk 264 pages

"We are witnessing a phase in the evolution of humanity, a phase called War'and the slow, onward progress stirs up the slime in...

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Migrant Passage: Clandestine Journeys from Central America

by Noelle Kateri Brigden Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
12/2018
ISBN:
9781501730559
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

At the crossroads between international relations and anthropology, The Migrant Passage analyzes how people from El Salvador,...

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Brief History of Central America

by Hector Perez-Brignoli, Richard B Sawrey and Susana Stettri de Sawrey University of California Press
Pub Date:
11/1989
ISBN:
9780520068322
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

This is the first interpretive history of Central America by a Central American historian to be published in English. Anyone with...

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Mass Atrocity, Ordinary Evil, and Hannah Arendt: Criminal Consciousness in Argentina's Dirty War

by Mark J Osiel Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2002
ISBN:
9780300087536
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

Is it possible that the soldiers of mass atrocities-Adolph Eichmann in Nazi Germany and Alfredo Astiz in Argentina's Dirty War,...

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Letters from Mexico

by Hernan Cortes and Anthony Pagden Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2001
ISBN:
9780300090949
Format:
Pbk 640 pages

Hernán Cortés’s Cartas de Relacíon, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative...

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