Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Alive in Their Garden: The True Story of the Mirabal Sisters and Their Fight for Freedom

In this memoir, Dedé Mirabal offers an intimate account of the lives and legacy of her sisters Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa Mirabal, Dominican revolutionaries who were assassinated in 1960 by order of dictator Rafael Trujillo. This is the first English translation of Dedé’s story, introducing new readers to a tragedy and international outcry that heralded the fall of the Trujillo dictatorship.

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Periodicals in Latin America: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Serialized Print Culture

Assembling research on a diverse range of serialized publications from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this volume explores how Latin American print culture has influenced local movements and informed global exchange.

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Black Freedom and Education in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

In this book, Raquel Otheguy argues that Afro-descended teachers and activists were central to the development of a national education system in Cuba and influenced the trajectory of public school systems in the broader Americas.

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Digital Satire in Latin America: Online Video Humor as Hybrid Alternative Media

This book analyzes how digital-native audiovisual satire has become increasingly influential in national public debates within Latin America. Paul Alonso examines the role of online video creators in critiquing politics and society and amplifying public discourse, filling gaps left by traditional media and journalism.

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Tears and Flowers: A Poet of Migration in Old Key West

A rare glimpse into the history and literary culture of the Cuban community in Key West in the early twentieth century, this book makes the poetry of Feliciano Castro—a writer, printer, editor, and cigar factory lector—available in English for the first time.

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Modern Cuban: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Recipes

In this cookbook, Ana Quincoces reimagines traditional Cuban recipes for today’s home chefs, helping readers make timeless dishes that showcase the distinctive flavors of classic Cuban cuisine while crafting meals that are accessible to everyone.

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Technified Muses: Reconfiguring National Bodies in the Mexican Avant-Garde

In this volume, Sara Potter uses the idea of the muse from Greek mythology and the cyborg from posthuman theory to consider the portrayal of female characters and their bodies in Mexican art and literature from the 1920s to the present, examining genres including science fiction, cyberpunk, and popular fiction.

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Tropical Time Machines: Science Fiction in the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean

Exploring works of science fiction originating from Spanish-speaking parts of the Caribbean and their diasporas, this book shows how writers, filmmakers, musicians, and artists are using the language of the genre to comment on the region’s history and present-day realities.

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Corporeal Readings of Cuban Literature and Art: The Body, the Inhuman, and Ecological Thinking

Examining how Cuban writers and artists have depicted racial, gender, and species differences throughout the past century, this book discusses how their works have emphasized the shared materiality of bodies across diverse media, time periods, and ideologies.

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The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration: New Deal Public Works, Modernization, and Colonial Reform

This book explores the history and impact of an important New Deal program that improved living conditions across Puerto Rico in the wake of destructive hurricanes and the Great Depression, while at the same time resulting in a strengthened colonial relationship between the island and the United States.