Diálogos Series

Kris Lane, Series Editor

Understanding Latin America demands dialogue, deep exploration, and frank discussion of key topics. Founded by Lyman L. Johnson in 1992 and edited since 2013 by Kris Lane, the Diálogos Series focuses on innovative scholarship in Latin American history and related fields. The series, the most successful of its type, includes specialist works accessible to a wide readership and a variety of thematic titles, all ideally suited for classroom adoption by university and college teachers.

The Faces of Honor

Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America
By Lyman L. JohnsonSonya Lipsett-Rivera

Honor was everywhere in Colonial Latin America, and to understand the many ways it had an impact on people's lives is to understand the organizing principles of a society.

The Life and Death of Carolina Maria de Jesus

By Robert LevineJosé Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy

Robert Levine tells the story of Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914-1977), Brazilian, Black, illegitimate, extremely poor, and Brazil's best-selling author upon the publication of her journals.

Heroes on Horseback

A Life and Times of the Last Gaucho Caudillos
By John Charles Chasteen

A sweeping narrative of two 19th century charismatic leaders and their powerful armies on the Brazil/Uruguay border.

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