Latin America

Creating a Third World

Mexico, Cuba, and the United States during the Castro Era
By Christopher White

White examines the complex political relationships among the three countries during the sixties and how Mexico and Cuba utilized the Cold War to define themselves as influential leaders in the developing world.

The Will to Heal

Psychological Recovery in the Novels of Latina Writers
By Felicia Fahey

How six Latina authors, whose works combine autobiography and fiction, use this technique to heal from personal and political trauma.

Lines in the Sand

Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier
By William Skuban

Skuban's study highlights the fabricated nature of national identity in what became one of the most contentious border disputes in South American history.

Raising an Empire

Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America
Edited by Ondina GonzálezBianca Premo

Raising an Empire takes readers on a journey into the world of children and childhood in early modern Ibero-America.

The Idea of Cuba

By Alex Harris

Alex Harris beautifully captures many archetypes of today's Cuba, and Lillian Guerra's essay discusses what it means to be Cuban.

Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches

Afro-Mexican Ritual Practice in the Seventeenth Century
By Joan Cameron Bristol

New information from Inquisition documents shows how African slaves in Mexico adapted to the constraints of the Church and the Spanish crown in order to survive in their communities.

Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador

The Insurrection of 1932, Roque Dalton, and the Politics of Historical Memory
By Héctor Lindo-FuentesErik ChingRafael A. Lara-Martinez

The authors provide the first systematic study of the infamous massacre now regarded as one of the most extreme cases of state-sponsored repression in modern Latin American history.

Making the Americas

The United States and Latin America from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization
By Thomas F. O'Brien

The author, an expert on business interests in Latin America, examines U.S. efforts, spanning two centuries, to impose economic dominance on the peoples of the Americas and the Latin American responses to these policies.

Private Passions and Public Sins

Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima
By María Emma Mannarelli
Translated by Meredith DodgeSidney Evans

A Peruvian scholar focuses on the cultural significance of illicit sexual practices in seventeenth-century Lima.

Breaking Through Mexico's Past

Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
By Davíd CarrascoLeonardo LujánEduardo Moctezuma

The life of celebrated Mexican archaeologist Moctezuma tells of a man rising to the challenges of life and a man who has eloquently spoken to the the importance of understanding the roots of civilization.