Politics

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.

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.

Imperial Formations

Edited by Ann Laura StolerCarole McGranahanPeter C. Perdue

The contributors to this volume critique and abandon the limiting assumption that the European colonialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries can be taken as the representative form of imperialism. Recasting the study of imperial governance, forms of sovereignty, and the imperial state, the authors pay close attention to non-European empires and the active trade in ideas, practices, and technologies among empires, as well as between metropolitan regions and far-flung colonies.

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.

Half-Lives and Half-Truths

Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War
Edited by Barbara Rose Johnston

The long Cold War of the twentieth century has ended, but only now are the poisonous legacies of that “first nuclear age” coming to light. Activists and anthropologists, the authors of this volume reveal the devastating, complex, and long-term environmental health problems afflicting the people who worked in uranium mining and processing, lived in regions dedicated to the construction of nuclear weapons or participated, often unknowingly, in radiation experiments.

Governing New Mexico

Edited by F. Chris GarciaKim SecklerPaul HainGilbert St. Clair

This new revision of New Mexico Government includes a brief history of the state and other chapters on government organization, local and tribal governments, elections, and education.

Darkest Before Dawn

Sedition and Free Speech in the American West
By Clemens Work

Today's threats against freedom of speech echo the hysteria of World War I, when Americans went to prison for dissent. This cautionary tale focuses on events in Montana and the West that led to the suspension of this crucial right.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice in the Balance
By Ann McFeatters

Learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped a generation of Americans.

Seeing Indians

A Study of Race, Nation, and Power in El Salvador
By Virginia Tilley

Seeing Indians is a cross-disciplinary study of the political motives for eradicating indigenous identity in El Salvador.

Globalization, Water, and Health

Resource Management in Times of Scarcity
Edited by Linda WhitefordScott Whiteford

This book is about crime and passion, life and death, lofty goals and squalid realities. It is a book about water. Global disparities in health and access to water are two major threats to world stability.

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