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The Vanquished

by César Andreu Iglesias The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Originally published in Puerto Rico in 1956 as Los derrotados, Cesar Andreu Iglesias's novel about a fateful Nationalist assault on a U.S. military installation in Puerto Rico is now available for the first...


The Book of Salsa

by César Miguel Rondón The University of North Carolina Press (March 10, 2008)

Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians,...


Corn and Capitalism

by Arturo Warman The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy....


The Mystery of Samba

by Hermano Vianna The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Samba is Brazil's "national rhythm," the foremost symbol of its culture and nationhood. To the outsider, samba and the famous pre-Lenten carnival of which it is the centerpiece seem to showcase the country's...


The Imagined Island

by Pedro L. San Miguel The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

In a landmark study of history, power, and identity in the Caribbean, Pedro L. San Miguel examines the historiography of Hispaniola, the West Indian island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He argues...


Brazil

by Ignacy Sachs, Jorge Wilheim & Paulo Sergio Pinheiro The University of North Carolina Press (April 15, 2009)

Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical...


Death Is a Festival

by João José Reis The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia....


To Be a Worker

by Jorge Parodi The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

A contemporary classic in Peru, where it was first published in 1986, this book explores changes in the political identity and economic strategies of the Peruvian working class in the 1970s and 1980s. Jorge...


The Formation of Candomblé

by Luis Nicolau Parés The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2013)

Interweaving three centuries of transatlantic religious and social history with historical and present-day ethnography, Luis Nicolau Pares traces the formation of Candomble, one of the most influential African-derived...


Eating Puerto Rico

by Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra The University of North Carolina Press (October 14, 2013)

Available for the first time in English, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra's magisterial history of the foods and eating habits of Puerto Rico unfolds into an examination of Puerto Rican society from the Spanish conquest...


A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, 1898-1902

by Marial Iglesias Utset The University of North Carolina Press (May 30, 2011)

In this cultural history of Cuba during the United States' brief but influential occupation from 1898 to 1902--a key transitional period following the Spanish-American War--Marial Iglesias Utset sheds light...


The Shining Path

by Gustavo Gorriti The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

First published in Peru in 1990, The Shining Path was immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years. A richly detailed and absorbing account,...


Incomplete Democracy

by Manuel Antonio Garretón The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

One of Latin America's leading sociologists, Manuel Antonio Garreton explores contemporary challenges to democratization in Latin America in this work originally published in Spanish in 1995. He pays particular...


Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

by Gloria García Rodríguez The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2011)

Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, Gloria Garcia Rodriguez's study presents a compelling overview of African slavery in Cuba and its relationship to the plantation system that was the economic...


Santa

by Federico Gamboa The University of North Carolina Press (August 05, 2010)

This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her...


Nagô Grandma and White Papa

by Beatriz Góis Dantas The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

Nago Grandma and White Papa is a signal work in Brazilian anthropology and African diaspora studies originally published in Brazil in 1988. This edition makes Beatriz Gois Dantas's historioethnographic study...


The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

by Eduardo Sáenz Rovner The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

A comprehensive history of crime and corruption in Cuba, The Cuban Connection challenges the common view that widespread poverty and geographic proximity to the United States were the prime reasons for soaring...