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Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica

by Carlos Sandoval-García Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan...

Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement

by Kenneth J. Mijeski & Scott H. Beck Ohio University Press (March 08, 2011)

The mobilization of militant indigenous politics is one of the most important stories in Latin American studies today. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck examine the rise and decline...

When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán, 1876-1916

by Patricia Juarez-Dappe Ohio University Press (March 06, 2010)

Two tropical commodities-coffee and sugar-dominated Latin American export economies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán,...

Peasants in Arms: War and Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994

by Lynn Horton Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí...

A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution under Raúl Castro

by Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, John M. Kirk & William M. LeoGrande Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country’s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing...

The Kalamata Diary: Greece, War, and Emigration

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (December 15, 2009)

From October 28, 1940 until February of 1947, Sotiria Salivaras provided a unique eye-witness account of life in Kalamata, Greece before, during, and after World War II through her meticulous diary entries....

Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador

by Marc Becker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

This authoritative book provides a deeply informed overview of contemporary Indigenous movements in Ecuador. Leading scholar Marc Becker traces the growing influence of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities...

Colombia and World War I: The Experience of a Neutral Latin American Nation during the Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1921

by Jane M. Rausch Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

This book offers an overview of the foreign and domestic policies of the administrations of José Vicente Concha (1914–1918) and Marco Fidel Suarez (1918–1923). It reveals that despite Colombia’s neutrality,...

Brazil in Twenty-First Century Popular Media: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism on the World Stage

by Naomi Pueo Wood, Cacilda Rêgo, Carolina Rocha & Leonardo Custódio et al. Lexington Books (February 16, 2014)

This volume situates the field of Brazilian studies firmly in the twenty-first century as the nation confronts growing social discontent and global intrigue in light of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament....

The Economic Aspect of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery

by Eric Williams, Dale W. Tomich & William Darity Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 07, 2014)

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry...

An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552

by William Gates Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

16th-century codex was first herbal and medical text compiled in the New World, with ancient remedies for everything from hiccoughs to gout. Index. New Introduction. Over 180 black-and-white and 38 color illustrations....

Guiana and the Shadows of Empire: Colonial and Cultural Negotiations at the Edge of the World

by Joshua R. Hyles Lexington Books (December 04, 2013)

This text is the first in many years to address the histories and cultures of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in a single regional volume, exploring their colorful pasts and explaining the vast cultural...

Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love: The Arpillera Movement in Chile

by Marjorie Agosin & Isabel Allende Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2007)

This new edition of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love, updated for students, includes a reaction to the death of General Pinochet, a chronology of Chile, many testimonies from arpilleristas in their own words,...

Without Fidel

by Ann Louise Bardach Scribner (October 06, 2009)

From the award-winning reporter and go-to source on Cuban-Miami politics Ann Louise Bardach comes a riveting, eye-opening account of the last chapter in the life of Fidel Castro: his near death and marathon...

Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

by Carlos A. Aguirre & Robert Buffington Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 01, 2001)

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined,...

Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

by Daniel F. Silva, Lamonte Aidoo, Robert Anderson & Lilia Moritz Schwarcz et al. Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which...

Princess Isabel of Brazil: Gender and Power in the Nineteenth Century

by Roderick J. Barman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent,...

Border Crossings: Mexican and Mexican-American workers

by John Mason Hart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1998)

The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have...

A History of Modern Brazil: The Past Against the Future

by Colin M. MacLachlan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1993)

Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé...

The Church in Colonial Latin America

by John F. Schwaller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2000)

The Church in Colonial Latin America is a collection of essays that include classic articles and pieces based on more modern research. Containing essays that explore the Catholic Church's active social and political...

Brazil in the Making: Facets of National Identity

by Carmen Nava & Ludwig Lauerhass Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 09, 2006)

This innovative volume traces Brazil's singular character, exploring both the remarkable richness and cohesion of the national culture and the contradictions and tensions that have developed over time. What...

Francisco Solano López and the Ruination of Paraguay: Honor and Egocentrism

by James Schofield Saeger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2007)

The first serious biography of Francisco Solano López in English for decades, this richly researched book tells the dramatic story of Paraguay's most notorious ruler. Despite the heroic stature he gained after...


by Robert Harvey Skyhorse (June 11, 2011)

Simon Bolivar freed no fewer than what were to become six countriesa vast domain some 800,000 square miles in extentfrom Spanish colonial rule in savage wars against the then-mightiest military machine on earth....

Mexico in the 1940s: Modernity, Politics, and Corruption

by Stephen R. Niblo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

Attention to Mexico's history after 1940 stands in the shadow of the country's epic revolution of 1910D1923, and historians and scholars tend to bring their focus on Mexican history to a close with the end of...

For la Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America

by Brian Loveman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Defending 'la Patria,' or 'homeland,' is the historical mission claimed by Latin American armed forces. For la Patria is a comprehensive narrative history of the military's political role in Latin America in...

Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance: Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico

by William H. Beezley, Cheryl E. Martin & William E. French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 1994)

This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture...

Doing Business with the Dictators: A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944

by Paul J. Dosal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 1993)

The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's...

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Joseph L. Arbena & David G. LaFrance Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part...

Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2002)

Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured,...

Revolution and Revolutionaries: Guerrilla Movements in Latin America

by Daniel Castro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1999)

Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary...

On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Religion in Modern Latin America

by Virginia Garrard-Burnett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 1999)

Latin America has long been strongly identified with the Roman Catholic Church. Yet the face of religion is changing in the region, as is evidenced by new landmarks that now appear on the social and geographic...

The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934

by Lester D. Langley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2001)

The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898D1934 offers a sweeping panorama of America's tropical empire in the age spanned by the two Roosevelts and a detailed narrative of U.S. military...

The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895-1930

by Kim A. Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1998)

At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together....

I Saw a City Invincible: Urban Portraits of Latin America

by Gilbert M. Joseph & Mark D. Szuchman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 1995)

When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves...

The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil

by Peter M. Beattie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2003)

The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people...

The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary Warfare

by Michael Lowy & Peter McLaren Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2007)

In this seminal exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Löwy traces Che's ideas about Marxism both as they related to Latin America and to more general philosophical, political,...

The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

by William H. Beezley & Judith Ewell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1997)

SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books...

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

by Samuel L. Baily & Eduardo José Míguez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2003)

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent...

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Oscar J. Martínez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 1996)

The U.S.-Mexican borderlands form the region where the United States and Latin America have interacted with the greatest intensity. In U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Oscar Martinez has brought together both scholarly...

The Tale of Healer Miguel Perdomo Neira: Medicine, Ideologies, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Andes

by David Sowell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2001)

This new book tells the story of Miguel Perdomo Niera, a healer whose amazing cures during his travels through the northern Andes in the 1860s and 1870s evoked both enormous hostility and widespread adulation....

Violence in Colombia, 1990-2000: Waging War and Negotiating Peace

by Charles Bergquist, Ricardo Peñaranda & Gonzalo Sánchez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2001)

Violence In Colombia provides students with a deeper understanding of the crisis facing Colombia today. The book focuses on the 1990s, a decade that witnessed a strengthening of the oldest and largest guerrilla...

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an "Exceptional Democracy"

by Steve Ellner & Miguel Tinker Salas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2006)

This authoritative book offers a comprehensive assessment of contemporary Venezuela. Analyzing the multifaceted phenomenon of Hugo Chávez, leading scholars move beyond his flamboyant style to focus on the concerns...

Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2000)

Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity is a revealing probe into the life and times of Mario Moreno, Latin America's most famous film star from the 1940s to the 1970s. This book helps to illuminate the...

Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas

by John Lynch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2001)

Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas, is John Lynch's new edition of his 1981 book, shortened for classroom use. The figure of Juan Manual de Rosas dominates the history of Argentina in the first half of...

A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro

by Adèle Toussaint-Samson & June E. Hahner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2001)

This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat...

Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies

by Donald F. Stevens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 1998)

Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. An introduction on the visual presentation of the...

Propriety and Permissiveness in Bourbon Mexico

by Juan Pedro Viqueira Alban, Sonya Lipsett-Rivera & Sergio Rivera-Ayala Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of...

Real life in Castro's Cuba

by Catherine Moses Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 1999)

This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the...

Addicted to Failure: U.S. Security Policy in Latin America and the Andean Region

by Brian Loveman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2006)

This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate...

The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America: The Dominican Case in Comparative Perspective

by Emelio Betances Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 17, 2007)

The Catholic Church acted as a mediator during social and political change in several Latin American countries from the 1960s through the 1990s: the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El...