This book compares the sociopolitical processes behind two major revolutions—those of Cuba in 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, and Venezuela in 1999, when Hugo Chávez won the presidential election.
Edited by Katalin Franciska Rac and Lenny A. Ureña Valerio
Pub Date: 8/22/2023
This volume explores the local specificities and global forces that shaped Jewish experiences in the Americas across five centuries, illuminating the culturally, religiously, and politically diverse lives of Jewish minorities in the Western Hemisphere.
Bringing together an unprecedented number of extensive personal stories, this book shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
Available here for the first time in English, this book is an extended essay on a transformational figure in Venezuelan history who overthrew the ruling military dictatorship in the 1940s and established a modern democratic regime.
This volume showcases new research on the global reach of Latin American revolutionary movements during the height of the Cold War, mapping out the region’s little-known connections with Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In this volume, Mauro Caraccioli examines the natural history writings of early Spanish missionaries, using these texts to argue that colonial Latin America was fundamental in the development of modern political thought.
This volume is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments. Focusing on Cuba, this book reveals that instead of providing a “path to manumission,” the process was often rife with obstacles that blocked slaves from achieving liberty.
In this volume, Molly Ball examines the experiences of São Paulo’s working class during Brazil’s Old Republic, combining social and economic methods to present a robust historical analysis of everyday life along racial, ethnic, national, and gender lines.