Latin America

Oy, Caramba!

An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America
Edited by Ilan Stavans

First published in 1994 as Tropical Synagogues: Short Stories by Jewish-Latin American Writers, Ilan Stavans’s classic anthology is expanded and updated in this new edition.

Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes

Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane
By Scott C. Smith

This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.

Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire

By Ross Hassig

This provocative examination of Aztec marriage practices offers a powerful analysis of the dynamics of society and politics in Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest.

Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina

Letters to Juan and Eva Perón
By Donna J. Guy

Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President Perón and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing.

A Persistent Revolution

History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico since 1968
By Randal Sheppard

Sheppard explores Mexico’s profound political, social, and economic changes through the lens of the persistent political power of Mexican revolutionary nationalism.

Precarious Paths to Freedom

The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War
By Aragorn Storm Miller

Miller analyzes US-Venezuelan relations during the 1950s and 1960s as a case study for the broader political dynamics of the hemisphere and beyond during the critical period of the global Cold War.

The Archaeology of Andean Pastoralism

Edited by José M. CaprilesNicholas Tripcevich

In this book leading experts uncover and discuss archaeological topics and themes surrounding the long-term trajectory of camelid (llama and alpaca) pastoralism in the Andean highlands of South America.

Slavery and Politics

Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850
By Rafael MarqueseTâmis ParronMárcia Berbel
Translated by Leonardo Marques

The politics of slavery and slave trade in nineteenth-century Cuba and Brazil is the subject of this acclaimed study, first published in Brazil in 2010 and now available for the first time in English.

Volunteering for a Cause

Gender, Faith, and Charity in Mexico from the Reform to the Revolution
By Silvia Marina Arrom

This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Gendered Crossings

Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire
By Allyson M. Poska

Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants’ gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.

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