Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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The Brazilian People: The Formation and Meaning of Brazil

This is the first English-language translation of the controversial bestseller "O Povo Brasileiro" by Darcy Ribeiro, one of Brazil's leading 20th-century intellectuals. First published in 1995, 2 years before Ribeiro's death, the book offers a sweeping

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The Subversive Voice of Carmen Lyra: Selected Works

This collection of Central American folklore and social criticism is the first English translation of Carmen Lyra's works. Lyra (Maria Isabela Carvajal, 1888-1949) was a leading revolutionary in Costa Rica & its most popular folklorist & children's writer

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Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine: International Reactions

The first full-length analysis of the controversial Helms-Burton law, enacted in 1996, its history, evolution, and international consequences. Roy argues that the law effectively codifies four decades of a US embargo aimed at discouraging foreign investme

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The Cuban Democratic Experience: The Auténtico Years, 1944-1952

Considers the years 1944-1952 when Cubans enjoyed a functioning democracy, freedom of expression, and an artistic flowering under the administrations of Ramon Grau San Martin and Carols Prio Socarras, both freely elected leaders of the Cuban Revolutionary

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Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic

The first book-length treatment of antihaitianismo (anti-Haitian prejudice), a set of racist and xenophobic attitudes prevalent today in the Dominican Republic that broadly portray Dominican people as white Catholics, while Haitians are viewed as spirit-

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Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba

Based on vivid testimonies of 14 prominent Afro-Cubans, this book looks at how race affects daily life in Cuba. Interviewees from different generations, regions—& representing the arts, media, industry, academe, & medicine—all respond to 4 questions: Wh

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"Any Time Is Trinidad Time": Social Meanings and Temporal Consciousness

Explores cultural ideas of time in rural Trinidad and feelings of cooperation and conflict that result from using different models of time. Considers ethnic, class, and gender relationships in this context.

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Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children's Program

Account of the covert humanitarian effort known as Operation Pedro Pan (1960-1962) in which 14,048 Cuban children were airlifted into the U.S. Explores US role as well as the aftermath of the children's separation from parents forced to remain in Cuba.

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The Colonial Caribbean in Transition: Essays on Postemancipation Social and Cultural History

Edited collection of essays examining the social evolution of the colonial Caribbean, from the end of slavery to mid-20th century. Focuses on social & ethnic groups, class, gender, & development of cultural & intellectual traditions.

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The Big Drum Ritual of Carriacou: Praisesongs in Rememory of Flight

Introduces the Big Drum dance rite of the small is