Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica

Mimi Sheller's ground-breaking comparative study analyzes the struggle for freedom and democracy in two Caribbean societies in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery. Pairing the revolutionary Republic of Haiti with the British colony of Jamaica, the

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The Cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean

While difficult to define--and sometimes even to locate--the Hispanic Caribbean is fraught with tension. The region includes nations that have common histories yet very different contemporary political characteristics. This essay collection maps out the

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U.S. Protestant Missions in Cuba: From Independence to Castro

Following the end of the Spanish-Cuban-American war in 1898, the U.S. Protestant Church embarked on a religious mission in Cuba that evolved into a zealous secular crusade to reconstruct Cuban society. The church's collision course with Cuba's

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Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern

152 b&w photographs and 30 color plates trace the development Latin American sculpture, architecture, pottery, painting and more, from pre-columbian times to the

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Cuba, the Elusive Nation: Interpretations of a National Identity

This anthology brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines who look at one main question: What constitutes Cuban identity? The contributors offer revisionist perspectives that argue for a "Cubanness" marked more by tension and diversity than by

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Beyond the Border: A New Age in Latin American Women's Fiction

This collection of 15 vibrant short stories written by Latin American women includes works from acclaimed writers such as Isabel Allende and Luisa Valenzuela as well as dynamic new voices. Furthermore, this edition features a new foreword by the

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The Autobiography of María Elena Moyano: The Life and Death of a Peruvian Activist

Using Maria Elena Moyano's own words, the editor of this poignant story has re-created the voice of the martyred Peruvian activist. In 1992, at age 33, Moyano was assassinated by guerrillas of the revolutionary movement Shining Path. Through this

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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