Latin America

Madre

Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
By Liza Bakewell

Bakewell's study is part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation into a culture and its language.

Maya Medicine

Traditional Healing in Yucatán
By Marianna Appel Kunow

The entire process of traditional healing is examined in a small town in the Yucatán Peninsula near the ruins of Chichén Itzá, including the use of medicinal plants, massage, and ritual.

The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545

By Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Edited and Translated by Baker H. Morrow

This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time.

The Latest Word from 1540

People, Places, and Portrayals of the Coronado Expedition
Edited by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This book examines the environmental and cultural impact of the Coronado expedition while also placing it in the context of what was happening in Mexico as Spain expanded west and north of Mexico City.

Otavalan Women, Ethnicity, and Globalization

By Linda D'Amico

Gender is at the center of D'Amico's analysis as she looks beyond the overlapping lives of Elsie Clews Parsons and Rosa Lema, both innovators and adept at crossing cultural boundaries, to explore the interrelationship between gender, ethnicity, and globalization.

The Women's Suffrage Movement and Feminism in Argentina from Roca to Perón

By Gregory Hammond

Providing an overview of the women's suffrage movement from its earliest stages through the passage of the 1947 law, this study examines what Argentina's history can tell us about the moment when a society agrees to the equal participation of women in the political realm.

Remapping Bolivia

Resources, Territory, and Indigeneity in a Plurinational State
Edited by Nicole FabricantBret Gustafson

The 2005 election of Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia marked a critical moment of transformation—a coca farmer and peasant union leader became the first indigenous president in the history of the Americas.

The Wrath of God

Lope de Aguirre, Revolutionary of the Americas
By Evan Balkan

Deliberately provocative, Evan Balkan's The Wrath of God examines Aguirre, a symbol of Basque fury and rampage, arguing that Aguirre's historical representation as a one-dimensional madman deserves revisiting.

Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World

By Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study.

Subjects: Latin America

The Society of Equality

Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile, 1818-1851
By James Wood

Wood argues that the "œSociety of Equality" set a new standard for democratic thought and action in Chilean history and was arguably the most democratic political association of its era in all of Latin America.

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