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Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

In this volume, Jane Rausch surveys sixty years of history in the Llanos, between 1946 and 2010, combining perspective gained by her first-hand experiences with archival research.

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Flowers in the Desert: The Search for Chile's Disappeared, second edition

A heartrending quest for truth and justice

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The Mapuche in Modern Chile: A Cultural History

Joanna Crow traces the complex, dynamic relationship between the Mapuche and the Chilean state from the military occupation of Mapuche territory during the second half of the nineteenth century through to the present day.

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Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War

Exploring the reactions of civilians and the international community to the daily carnage, Sheinin unearths how compliance with the dictatorship perpetuated the violence that defined a nation. This new approach to the history of human rights in Argentina will change how we understand dictatorship, democracy, and state terror.

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Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

Sugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, and researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life, though scholars have often neglected its fundamental role in the country's development. 

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Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America offers a new, dynamic discussion of the experience of blackness and cultural difference, black political mobilization, and state responses to Afro-Latin activism throughout Latin America.

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Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

A guided tour of the captivating city less than one hundred miles from Florida

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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

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History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

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Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period