UPF 75th

Browse by Subject: History

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Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

In Exile and Revolution, Gerald Poyo provides a comprehensive account of how his great-great-grandfather spurred the working-class community of Key West to transform their roles as supporting cast to become critical actors in the struggle for Cuban independence.

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The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

Mayes seeks to discern whether contemporary Dominican identity is a product of the Trujillo regime--and, therefore, only a legacy of authoritarian rule--or is representative of a nationalism unique to an island divided into two countries long engaged with each other in ways that are sometimes cooperative and at other times conflicted. Her answers enrich and enliven an ongoing debate.

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Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Cuba in a Global Context examines the unlikely prominence of the island nation's geopolitical role.

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Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900–1960

This volume examines the British Caribbean diaspora and chronicles how the immigrants came to Cuba, the living and working conditions they experienced there, and how they both contributed to and remained separate from Cuban culture, forging a unique identity that was not just proudly Cuban but also proudly Caribbean.

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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Argues that cultural-political alliances between African-Bahian cultural practitioners and their dominant-class allies nevertheless helped to create a meaningful framework through which African-Bahian inclusion could be negotiated--a framework that is also important in the larger discussions of race and regional and national identity throughout Brazil.

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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.