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“I Sweat the Flavor of Tin”Robert SmaleA study of the rise of Bolivian tin miners into a politically active labor movement during the early twentieth century, and their eventual challenge to the oligarchy controlling the nation.

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“I Sweat the Flavor of Tin”Robert SmaleA study of the rise of Bolivian tin miners into a politically active labor movement during the early twentieth century, and their eventual challenge to the oligarchy controlling the nation.

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“They Eat from Their Labor”Ann ZulawskiA study of the growth of the indigenous labor force in upper Peru (now Bolivia) during colonial times. Zulawski provides case studies in mining and agriculture, and places her data within a larger historical context than analyzes Iberian and Andean concepts of gender, property, and labor.

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Acting IncaE. Gabrielle KuenzliIn this groundbreaking study, E. Gabrielle Kuenzli revisits the events of the Bolivian civil war and its aftermath during the early twentieth-century, to dispel popular myths about the Aymara and reveal their forgotten role in the nation-building project of modern Bolivia.
Agrarian RepublicAldo Lauria-SantiagoWith unprecedented use of local and national sources, Lauria-Santiago presents a more complex portrait of El Salvador than has ever been ventured before. Using thoroughly researched regional case studies, Lauria-Santiago challenges the accepted vision of Central America in the nineteenth century and critiques the "liberal oligarchic hegemony" model of El Salvador. He reveals the existence of a diverse, commercially active peasantry that was deeply involved with local and national networks of power.

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Agrarian Structure and Political PowerEvelyne HuberThis volume breaks new ground by systematically exploring the linkages among the historical legacies of large landholding patterns, agrarian class relations, and authoritarian versus democratic trajectories in Latin American countries. The essays address questions about the importance of large landownders for the national economy, the labor needs and labor relations of these landowners, attempts of landowners to enlist the support of the state to control labor, and the democratic forms of rule in the twentieth century.

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Archives of Cuba/Los archivos de CubaLouis PérezThis is an invaluable comprehensive guide to the archival holdings and manuscript collections located in depositories throughout Cuba.

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Argentine WorkersPeter RanisAn insightful analysis of the complex combination of values and attitudes exhibited by Argentine workers in a heavily unionized, industrially developing country, while also ascertaining their political beliefs.

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Army Politics in Cuba, 1898-1958Louis Perez Jr.Pérez follows the rise and fall of the Cuban army, and its increasing political influence, from the Spanish American War until Castro’s revolutionary takeover in 1958.

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Ascent to BankruptcyCarmelo Mesa-Lago For social security specialists, this sweeping study will serve as a comprehensive regional handbook on the legal, administrative, and financial features of Latin America’s programs.

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Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin AmericaJames MalloySixteen essays discuss authoritarianism and corporatism in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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Barrios in ArmsJosé MorenoWhen the revolution broke out in Santo Domingo in April 1965, José A. Moreno was living in the rebel zone of the city, where he helped with the organization of medical clinics and food distribution centers. His activities brought him into daily contact with top leaders of the rebel forces, members of political organizations, commando groups of young men from the barrios and ordinary citizens in the neighborhood. His eyewitness account is augmented by his professional analysis of the rebels-their backgrounds, personalities, ideologies, and expectations. He also focuses on the social processes that brought cohesiveness to the divergent rebel groups as they faced a common enemy.

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Beyond the RevolutionJames MalloyTen original essays discuss changes in the life, politics, and culture of Bolivia since the revolution of 1952.

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BoliviaJames MalloyThe first book-length analysis of the Bolivian revolution by an American political scientist explains the events of 1952 as a Latin American case study, and links the theme of the revolution with other contemporary insurrection in underdeveloped countries.

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Bound LivesRachel Sarah O’TooleBound Lives chronicles the lived experience of race relations in northern coastal Peru during the colonial era. Rachel Sarah O’Toole examines how Andeans and Africans negotiated and employed casta, and in doing so, constructed these racial categories. This study highlights the tenuous interactions of colonial authorities, indigenous communities, and enslaved populations and shows how the interplay between colonial law and daily practice shaped the nature of colonialism and slavery.

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Brazilian VoterKurt von MettenheimThis book views how the dramatic transition from military to civilian rule in Brazil between 1974 and 1985 raises critical questions about voters, competitive party politics, and democracy at the end of the twentieth century.

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Bread, or Bullets!Joan CasanovasThe first thoroughly documented history of organized labor in nineteenth-century Cuba, this work focuses on how urban laborers joined together in collective action during the transition from slave to free labor and in the last decades of Spanish colonial rule in Cuba.

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Building the Third SectorDaniel LevyThis study views the evolution of Latin American research in social science and policy in the private/third sector. It determines the factors that led to a shift away from universities and bureaucracies, and asks whether the private sector, largely funded by international philanthropy, is the proper arena for policy development.

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Business and Democracy in Latin AmericaErnest BartellThese essays provide the first published research on Latin America’s business sectors after recent political transformations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru.

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Catholic Church and Politics in Nicaragua and Costa RicaPhilip WilliamsUnlike most recent studies of the Catholic Church in Latin America, Philip J. Williams analyzes the Church in two very dissimilar political contexts-Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Despite the obvious differences, Williams argues that in both cases the Church has responded to social change in remarkably similar fashion. The efforts of progressive clergy to promote change in both countries have been largely blocked by Church hierarchy, fearful that such change will threaten the Church's influence in society.

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Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin AmericaRoderic Ai CampThe culmination of a major survey, this new study attempts for the first time to make “the definition of democracy” in Latin America visible, and thus able to be interpreted.

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City at the Center of the WorldErnesto CapelloIn this original cultural history, Ernesto Capello analyzes the formation of memory, myth, and modernity through the eyes of Quito’s diverse populations. By employing Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of chronotopes, Capello views the configuration of time and space in narratives that defined Quito’s identity and its place in the world. To Capello, these tropes began to crystallize at the end of the nineteenth century, serving as a tool for distinct groups who laid claim to history for economic or political gain during the upheavals of modernism.

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Coffee FrontierDouglas YarringtonA pioneering book on peasant studies, export-led development, the relationship of state and society, and the consolidation of nation-states in Latin America.

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Conquering NatureSergio Díaz-BriquetsConquering Nature, the only book-length analysis of the environmental situation in Cuba after four decades of socialist rule, is based on extensive examination of secondary sources and informed by the study of development and environmental trends in former socialist countries as well as in the developing world.

Winner of the 2002 Warren Dean Memorial Award from Environmentl History of Latin America.

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Conquest of HistoryChristopher Schmidt-NowaraBy exploring controversies such as the veracity of the Black Legend, the location of Christopher Columbus’s mortal remains, and the survival of indigenous cultures, this study shows how recorded history became implicated in the struggles over empire.

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Constructive Change in Latin AmericaCole BlasierLatin America specialists from the fields of anthropology, economics, literature, political science, and sociology discuss the area’s common problems in growth and development.
Corruption and Democracy in Latin AmericaCharles Blake A groundbreaking national and regional study of corruption and its relation to democracy in Latin America. This book provides policy analysis and prescription through a wide-ranging methodological, empirical, and theoretical survey.

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Costa Rican Women’s MovementIlse Abshagen LeitingerIlse Leitinger has collected the voices of forty-one diverse women—some radical, others strongly conservative, most ranging in between—as they write about their lives and their experiences working for change within the Costa Rican community. The founders and editors of Mujer, one of the most influential feminist journals in Latin America, are among the authors represented here.

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Cuba After the Cold WarCarmelo Mesa-Lago Ten original essays by an international team of scholars specializing in Cuba, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Latin America focus on the fall of communism in Europe and the transition to a market economy in Cuba.

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Cuba between Empires, 1878–1902Louis Pérez, Jr.In an unusually powerful book that will appeal to the general reader as well as to the specialist, Louis A. Perez, Jr., recounts the story of the critical years when Cuba won its independence from Spain only to fall in the American orbit.

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Cuba in the WorldCole BlasierExamines changes in Cuban leadership, economy, and armed forces to explain its increased participation in world affairs. Views Cuban ties with Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Africa, Israel, and the socialist countries and how they impact U.S.-Cuban relations.

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Cuba under the Platt Amendment, 1902–1934Louis Pérez, Jr.Pérez shows how U.S. armed intervention in Cuba in 1898 and subsequent military occupation revitalized elements of the colonial system that would serve U.S. imperialist interests during Cuba’s independence.

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Cuba, Castro, and the United StatesPhilip BonsalA compelling portrayal of U.S.-Cuban relations during the Batista and Castro regimes, and the major events leading to the cessation of diplomatic ties between the nations, as told by former Ambassador to Cuba, Philip W. Bonsal. Bonsal also offers insights into future relations between the two countries.

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Cuban EconomyArchibald RitterArchibald Ritter provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the Cuban economy, particularly in the years since the end of covert subsidies from the former Soviet Union.

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Cuban EmbargoPatrick Haney A thorough examination of U. S. economic relations with Cuba, this text discusses the history of the embargo policy as well as current changes in attitudes. It demonstrates the serious effects domestic politics can have on foreign policy.

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Cuban Sugar Policy from 1963 to 1970Heinrich BrunnerAfter providing background information on Cuba's pre-revolutionary economy, Brunner explores the effects of Communist ideology and the U.S. embargo on the country's resources and trade, and analyzes the problems Cuba faced in shifting from trade with the U.S. to trade with the Soviet Union and Soviet bloc.

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Cultures of the CityRichard YoungThese multidisciplinary essays explore the cultural mediation of relationships between people and urban spaces in Latin/o America, and how these mediations shape the identities of cities and their residents.
Deepening Democracy in Latin AmericaKurt von MettenheimTen leading scholars of the region present original research to argue that theories of democratic consolidation or institutionalization are too often Euro- and ethno-centric; that simple appeals for greater participation are insufficient; and that recent critics of populism, patronage, and presidentialism fail to capture new opportunities for democracies in the region.

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Democracy without EquityKurt WeylandKurt Weyland investigates the crucial political issue for many Latin American countries: the possibility for redistributing wealth and power through the democratic process, focusing on Brazil's redistributive initiatives in tax policy, social security, and health care.

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Democratic BrazilPeter KingstoneTwelve top scholars analyze Brazilian democracy in a comprehensive, systematic fashion, covering the full period of the New Republic from Presidents Sarney to Cardoso.

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Democratic Brazil RevisitedPeter KingstoneDespite the 2002 election of Lula and his Worker's Party, and their promises of reform—democracy in Brazil remains an enigma. While the country has seen renewed economic growth and progress in areas of health care and education, the gap between rich and poor remains vast. Rampant crime, racial inequality, and a pandemic lack of personal security taint the vision of progress. In this sequel to Democratic Brazil, the contributors assess the impact of competitive politics on Brazilian government, institutions, economics, and society.

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Democratic Brazil RevisitedPeter KingstoneDespite the 2002 election of Lula and his Worker's Party, and their promises of reform—democracy in Brazil remains an enigma. While the country has seen renewed economic growth and progress in areas of health care and education, the gap between rich and poor remains vast. Rampant crime, racial inequality, and a pandemic lack of personal security taint the vision of progress. In this sequel to Democratic Brazil, the contributors assess the impact of competitive politics on Brazilian government, institutions, economics, and society.

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Dignifying ArgentinaEduardo ElenaDuring their term, Juan and Eva Perón (1946–1955) led the region’s largest populist movement in pursuit of new political hopes and material desires. In Dignifying Argentina, Eduardo Elena considers this transformative moment from a fresh perspective by exploring the intersection of populism and mass consumption. He argues that Peronist actors redefined national citizenship around expansive promises of a vida digna (dignified life), which encompassed not only the satisfaction of basic wants, but also the integration of working Argentines into a modern consumer society.

Winner of the 2013 Book Prize in the Social Sciences awarded by the Southern Cone Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association.
Discreet PartnersAldo César VacsBeginning with a review of the Argintine-USSR relationship up to 1970, Aldo Vacs describes and analyzes economic, diplomatic, and military developments, as well as their impact on Argentine society and politics, since the early 1970s. Vacs views each country’s objectives, and the extent and limits of their shared interests.

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Do Options Exist ? María Amparo Cruz-SacoThis timely volume brings together specialists on the reform of social security systems to analyze the similarities and differences of those health care and pension reforms that have taken place since the early 1990s and suggests possible gains through recent or contemplated revisions to those systems.

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Economics of Cuban SugarJorge Pérez-LópezSugar continues to dominate the economy of socialist Cuba. After initial attempts at diversification following the Revolution, the Cuban regime rehabilitated the sugar industry in 1965, making the country again vulnerable to overdependence on a single agricultural product. Pérez-López examines the various efforts at economic planning in Cuba after the Revolution and analyzes aspects particular to the sugar industr

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Electing ChávezLeslie GatesVenezuela's Hugo Chávez was the first anti-neoliberal presidential candidate to win in the region. Electing Chávez examines the circumstances that facilitated this pivotal election. Gates examines how Chávez won over voters and even obtained the secret allegiance of a group of business “elite outliers,” with a reinterpretation of the relationship between business and the state during Venezuela's era of two-party dominance.

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Emergence of Insurgency in El SalvadorYvon GrenierYvon Grenier, unsatisfied with the idea that structural patterns are responsible for the revolt in El Salvador, demonstrates that it is the ideas and ideologies of the insurgents which are responsible for not only this uprising, but all uprisings.
Empire and AntislaveryChristopher Schmidt-NowaraIn 1872, there were more than 300,000 slaves in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Though the Spanish government had passed a law for gradual abolition in 1870, slaveowners, particularly in Cuba, clung tenaciously to their slaves as unfree labor was at the core of the colonial economies. Nonetheless, people throughout the Spanish empire fought to abolish slavery, including the Antillean and Spanish liberals and republicans who founded the Spanish Abolitionist Society in 1865. This book is an extensive study of the origins of the Abolitionist Society and its role in the destruction of Cuban and Puerto Rican slavery and the reshaping of colonial politics.

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Empowering WomenCarmen Diana DeereA comparative study of the impact of property ownership and women’s rights in twelve Latin American countries.

Winner of the 2003 Bryce Wood Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association.

Winner of the 2002 NECLAS Best Book Award from the New England Council of Latin American Studies.

Winner of the 2002 Latino Literary Hall of Fame Book Awards from the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.

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End of the PeasantryAnthony PereiraThe rural labor movement played a surprisingly active role in Brazil’s transition to democracy in the 1980s. While in most Latin American countries rural labor was conspicuously marginal, in Brazil, an expanded, secularized, and centralized movement organized strikes, staged demonstrations for land reform, demanded political liberalization, and criticized the government’s environmental policies.

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Enduring ReformJeffrey RubinThis edited collection examines the connections between the new face of progressive, civil reform in Latin America and new kinds of openness to reform on the part of the private sector. It is the first to focus on the response of business to reform efforts arising from civil society.

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Enforcing the Rule of LawEnrique Peruzzotti A compelling account of how civic and media-based initiatives have successfully fought for greater governmental accountability in the emerging democracies of Latin America.

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Essays on Mexican KinshipHugo NutiniEssays in Mexican Kinship offers new and important data on the social structure of Indian and rural Mestizo communities of Mexico, particularly those of the highlands, and provides models and suggestions for future research.

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Expulsion of Mexico's Spaniards, 1821-1836Harold SimsThe definitive account of the expulsion laws passed in 1827-1829 and 1833-34 and the chaos they caused in the new Mexican republic.

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Female and Male in Latin AmericaAnn PescatelloA pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women's participation in Cuban society.

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Film Industry in BrazilRandal JohnsonLooking back through the prism of the severe economic crisis for filmmaking in the 1980s, this book trace the development of this industry in Brazil, focusing specifically on its relationship to the state.

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For a Proper HomeEdward MurphyThis book examines the dramatic forms of social mobilization, state-directed repression, mass development projects, and socioeconomic exclusion that have marked struggles over low-income urban housing in Santiago, Chile, during the past half-century.
Forced AgreementAnne-Marie SmithDuring much of the military regime in Brazil (1964-1985), an elaborate but illegal system of restrictions prevented the press from covering important news or criticizing the government. In this intriguing new book, Anne-Marie Smith investigates why the press acquiesced to this system, and why this state-administered system of restrictions was known as “self-censorship.”

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Friendly Liquidation of the PastDonna Lee Van CottBased on interviews with more than 100 participants, Van Cott demonstrates how social issues were placed on the constitutional reform agenda and transformed into the nation’s highest law. She follows each reform for five years to assess early results of what she calls an emerging model of multicultural constitutionalism.

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Fujimori’s PeruCatherine ConaghanExamines Alberto Fujimori’s corrupt presidency, and the thin line between democracy and dictatorship, demonstrating how closely they can resemble one another. Analyzes how public institutions can empower dictators and also bring them down.

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Gaitán of ColombiaRichard SharplessThis book provides a detailed account of the political career of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, the populist leader of Colombia during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland EcuadorA. Kim ClarkKim Clark relates the stories of women who successfully challenged Ecuadorian state programs in the wake of the Liberal Revolution of 1895. New laws left loopholes wherein women could contest entry into education systems, certain professions, and vote in elections. These women became modernizers and agents of change, winning freedoms for themselves and future generations.
Giant’s RivalCole BlasierRevised Edition

A concise account of Soviet diplomatic, economic, and political-military involvement in the Latin American region, focusing on the post-1970 period.

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Grassroots Expectations of Democracy and EconomyNancy PowersNancy Powers addresses fundamental questions about the interaction of politics and economics, and how ordinary people think about their standard of living and their government. Her book narrows the gaps in the existing scholarship on economic voting, social movements, and populism, and works to untangle the field’s inherent contradictions.

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Hawks of the SunL. C. FaronThis book shows how, even in changing social and cultural conditions, traditional notions of religious morality are integral parts of social structure. The work specifically examines the Mapuche Indians of Chile, who have maintained an undeniable cultural consciousness over long years of contact with European Chileans.

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Highland Indians and the State in Modern EcuadorA. Kim ClarkThis volume chronicles the changing forms of indigenous engagement with the Ecuadorian state since the early nineteenth century that grew into the strongest unified indigenous movement in Latin America. Nine case studies examine how indigenous peoples have attempted to claim control over state formation in order to improve their position in society. It concludes with four comparative essays that place indigenous organizational strategies in Ecuador within a larger Latin American historical context.

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Highland Indians and the State in Modern EcuadorA. Kim ClarkThis volume chronicles the changing forms of indigenous engagement with the Ecuadorian state since the early nineteenth century that grew into the strongest unified indigenous movement in Latin America. Nine case studies examine how indigenous peoples have attempted to claim control over state formation in order to improve their position in society. It concludes with four comparative essays that place indigenous organizational strategies in Ecuador within a larger Latin American historical context.

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High-Tech Trade WarsSara SchoonmakerHigh-Tech Trade Wars focuses on the U.S.-Brazilian trade war concerning the computer industry to examine the conflicts brought about by attempts to construct free trade and open markets, especially in countries with fewer economic resources.

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Honorable LivesVictor Uribe-UranThis is the first work in English to discuss the social and political history of lawyers in a Latin American country. By exploring the lives of lawyers, Uribe-Uran is also able to focus on a general history of Latin America, while exploring key social and political changes and continuities from 1780 to 1850.

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Hovering Giant (Revised Edition)Cole BlasierIn this revised edition of The Hovering Giant Cole Blasier updates his comprehensive study of revolutionary change in Latin America. The book now includes a discussion about the revolt in El Salvador and U.S.-Cuban relations in addition to earlier revolutions in Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala.

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Illusions of ConflictJoseph SmithThe first comprehensive treatment of Anglo-American political and economic rivalry over Latin America from the Civil War until 1895.

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Images and InterventionMartha CottamCottam explains the patterns of U.S. intervention in Latin America, employing a number of case studies of intervention and analyzes decision-making patterns from the early years of the cold war in Guatemala and Cuba to the post-cold-war policies in Panama and the war on drugs in Peru.

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Imagination Beyond NationEva BuenoThis innovative collection features studies of iconography in Mexico, telenovelas in Venezuela, drama in Chile, cinema in Brazil, comic strips and tango in Argentina, and ceramics in Peru. From the studies of these popular arts the idea of nationality in Latin America is revealed to be a problematic, divided one, worthy of further study.

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International Security and DemocracyJorge DomínguezDominguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy building process in Latin America.

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Intervention, Revolution, and Politics in Cuba, 1913-1921Louis Perez Jr.Perez views the various economic, political and diplomatic methods used by the United States government to exert hegemony over Cuba from 1913-1921. He also examines the political turmoil and collapse of the traditional Cuban party structure, as candidates were forced to forge alliances with the U.S.

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Juan Peron and the Reshaping of ArgentinaFrederick TurnerAlthough Juan Perón changed the course of modern Argentine history, scholars have often interpreted him in terms of their own ideologies and interests, rather than seeing the effect of this man and his movement had on the Argentine people. These essays seek to uncover the man behind the myth, to define the true nature of Perónism.

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Kingdoms ComeRowan IrelandExamines the three main popular religions in Brazil-folk Catholicism, Protestant Pentecostalism, and Afro-Brazilian spiritism—to trace the contrasting patterns of acceptance or rejection of political paradigms within these three groups.

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Landscapes of StruggleAldo Lauria-SantiagoAn interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador’s history, politics, and culture from the late nineteenth century through the present.

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Last CaciqueJorge HeineA study of the dynamics of city politics in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, that views the fascinating career of Benjamin Cole. A quasi-legendary figure in island politics, Cole served as mayor of Mayagüez from 1968 to 1992. His spectacular success often ran counter to the broader political trends in Puerto Rico and offers insights in the currents of change that swept the island from the 1960s through the 1990s.

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Life, Music, and Times of Carlos GardelSimon CollierThe first English-langiuage biography of the great Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), that traces his rise from modest beginnings to become the first genuine “superstar” of twentieth-century Latin America.

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Lords of the MountainLouis Pérez Jr.From the 1870s, the sugar industry began to swallow up rural communities and destroy the traditional land tenure system in Cuba, as great sugar estates—the “latifundia,” dominated the economy. Perez chronicles the resistance to these powerful landholders, and the violence propagated against them.

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Lost for Words?Goetz Frank OttmannBased on in-depth interviews and participant observation, Lost for Words? investigates the rise and decline of progressive Catholic grassroots activism in its drive for social justice in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Manipulation of ConsentYoussef CohenYoussef Cohen examines the methods elites used to legitimatize their subjugation of subordinates in his case study of Brazil. He successfully blends theoretical exposition, conceptually informed historical analysis, and a wealth of empirical data.

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Meaning of FreedomFrank McGlynnIn The Meaning of Freedom scholars from a wide variety of disciplines contemplate the aftermath of slavery, focusing on Caribbean societies and the southern United States. They attempt to answer the questions about culture, economics, and politics central to this issue.

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Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the CaribbeanAlejandra BronfmanThis volume presents an original analysis of the role of sound in Latin American and Caribbean societies, from the late nineteenth century to the present. The contributors examine the importance of sound in the purveyance of power, gender roles, race, community, religion, and populism. They also demonstrate how sound is essential to the formation of citizenship and nationalism.
Medicine and Politics in Colonial PeruAdam WarrenAn original study examining the primacy placed on physicians and medical care to generate population growth and increase the workforce during the late eigteenth century in colonial Peru.

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Mexican RepublicStanley GreenA colorful acccount of the first decade of Mexican independence from Spain., it views the failed attempt to establish a strong republic, the subsequent civil war that plagued the young nation, and the emergence of two polarized political parties.

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Mexico Through Russian Eyes, 1806-1940William RichardsonIn this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the early nineteenth through the twentieth century. He finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.

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Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador’s Transition to DemocracyPhilip WilliamsWith the resignation of General Renee Emilio Ponce in March 1993, the army’s sixty-year domination of El Salvador came to an end. The country’s January 1992 peace accords stripped the military of its power, placing many areas under civilian rule. Establishing civilian control during the transition to democracy was no easy task—El Salvador had never been a democracy.

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My Missions for Revolutionary Bolivia, 1944-1962Victor AndradeAndrade presents a candid insider’s view of U.S.-Bolivian relations which will sometimes make Americans feel proud, and other times ashamed. He describes meetings with Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and many others.

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Myths of Harmony Marixa LassoMyths of Harmony examines a foundational moment for Latin American racial constructs. While most contemporary scholarship has focused the explanation for racial tolerance in the colonial period, Marixa Lasso argues that the origins of modern race relations are to be found later, in the Age of Revolution. Lasso's work brings much-needed attention to the important role of the anticolonial struggles in shaping the nature of contemporary race relations and racial identities in Latin America.

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Nationalizing BlacknessRobin Dale MooreNationalizing Blackness represents one of the first politicized studies of twentieth-century culture in Cuba. It demonstrates how music can function as the center of racial and cultural conflict during the formation of a national identity.

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Newsrooms in ConflictSallie HughesExamines the dramatic changes within Mexican society, politics, and journalism that transformed an authoritarian media institution into many conflicting styles of journalism with very different implications for deepening democracy in the country.

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Oil and Mexican Foreign PolicyGeorge GraysonA study of the booming Mexican oil industry and their changing foreign policy toward the United States, from the 1970s to the 1980s.

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Opposing CurrentsVivienne BennettA collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.

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Organized Crime and Democratic GovernabilityJohn BaileyOrganized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.

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Origins of the Peruvian Labor Movement, 1883–1919Peter BlanchardThe first English language account of early labor movements in Peru. Blanchard's analysis and insights into the economic factors underlying Peru's labor unrest also extends to labor developments and the modernization process throughout Latin America.

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Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976Paul SigmundAn exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. Paul e. Sigmund examines the Allende government, the Frei government that preceeded it, the coup that ended it, and the Pinochet government that succeeded it. He also views the roles of various Chilean political and interest groups, the CIA, and U.S. corporations.

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Panajachel Robert HinshawBuilding on Sol Tax's pioneering work of the economic organization of Panajachel in the 1930s, Hinshaw describes this village and analyzes the differences among Indians in other villages responding to environmental and economic changes over the past quarter century. This book offers a unique examination of belief patterns and social relations, and the continuity and change in the society's worldview.

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Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy Katrina BurgessA comparative examination of how union leaders in Spain, Mexico, and Venezuela respond when the political parties traditionally allied with labor enact laws harmful to workers.

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Peru and the International Monetary FundThomas ScheetzThomas Scheetz shows that the Internationaly Monetary Fund’s approach in 1980s Peru did not addresses the roots of debt and financial crisis, but instead instituted a series of inadequate stopgap policies.

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Piety, Power, and PoliticsDouglass Sullivan-GonzalezDouglass Sullivan-González examines the influence of religion on the development of nationalism in Guatemala during the period 1821–1871, focusing on the relationship between Rafael Carrera and the Guatemalan Catholic Church. He illustrates the peculiar and fascinating blend of religious fervor, popular power, and caudillo politics that inspired a multi-ethnic and multiclass alliance to defend the Guatemalan nation in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Political (In)JusticeAnthony PereiraThrough a thorough examination of political repression in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, Anthony Pereira illuminates the ways in which the long-term relationship of a country’s military and judiciary can explain a regime’s overall approach to the law.

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Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century PeruUlrich MueckeTracing the development of Peru’s first modern political party, the Partido Civil, Ulrich Muecke touches on virtually every aspect of 19th-century society in that country in this illuminating work.

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Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century PeruUlrich MueckeTracing the development of Peru’s first modern political party, the Partido Civil, Ulrich Muecke touches on virtually every aspect of 19th-century society in that country in this illuminating work.

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Politics in the AndesJo-Marie BurtThis volume represents the first comprehensive examination of the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

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Politics of Mexican OilGeorge GraysonGeorge Grayson examines the influence of oil and the oil sector both within Mexican society and in its relations with other nations, as he traces the development of the oil industry from its beginnings in 1901 up until the 1980s.

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Politics of Motherhood Jadwiga Pieper MooneyExamines the negotiations over women's rights and the politics of gender in Chile throughout the twentieth century. Centering her study on motherhood, Pieper Mooney explores dramatic changes in health policy, population paradigms, and understandings of human rights, and reveals that motherhood is hardly a private matter defined only by individual women or couples. Instead, it is intimately tied to public policies and political competitions on nation-state and international levels.

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Politics of Sexuality in Latin AmericaJavier Corrales The first English-language reader on LGBT politics in Latin America. Representing a range of contemporary works by scholars, activists, analysts, and politicians, the chapters address LGBT issues in nations from Cuba to Argentina.

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Politics of Social Security in BrazilJames MalloyThis study follows the progressive evolution of social insurance policy from 1889 to 1979, through four alternating periods of democratic and authoritarian governments.

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Politics of WaterVivienne BennettIn The Politics of Water, Vivienne Bennett uses the water crisis that occurred in Monterrey, Mexico, during the 1970s and 1980s to examine national, state, and local politics in Mexico.

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Politics within the StateBen Ross SchneiderBen Ross Schneider analyzes how Brazil's bureaucracy of politics and personalism has effectively contributed to state-led industrialization in the post-1945 era.

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Poverty of DemocracyClaudio HolznerHolzner uses case study evidence drawn from eight years of fieldwork in Oaxaca and from national surveys to show how the institutionalization of a free-market democracy created a political system that discourages the political participation of Mexico’s poor by limiting their access to politicians at the local and national level.

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Practice of Politics in Postcolonial BrazilRoger KittlesonThe Practice of Politics in Postcolonial Brazil traces the history of high and low politics in nineteenth-centiry Brazil from the vantage point of the provincial capitol of Porto Alegre. Kittleson investigates the ways in which lower classes in this area manipulated emerging ideologies to secure limited political inclusion that was unavailable elsewhere.

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Primary Medical Care in ChileJoseph ScarpaciScarpaci views the financial and cultural impediments imposed by the Pinochet HMO medical system that compromised and effectively limited health care accessibility for much of Chile's adult population.

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Privatization and Political Change in MexicoJudith TeichmanSince 1983, Mexico has undergone a rapid and thorough economic restructuring program, with privatization at the core. The government has divested itself of hundreds of public companies, increasing the role of private capital, both domestic and foreign. Supporters have argued that divestiture would have positive implications for Mexican democracy, but Judith A. Teichman concludes that political and economic power in Mexico is more concentrated and exclusionary than ever. She uses extensive field research, including interviews with top political and business leaders to describe and analyze the process by which the Mexican state has reformed its mammoth public enterprise sector.

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Public Policy in Latin AmericaJohn SloanPublic Policy in Latin America is a masterful synthesis of scholarship on the region. Sloan studies political phenomena not by making superficial comparisons between leaders, parties or styles, but by examining what governments do-the creation of public policy through political process. The decisions to stress accumulation versus distribution of economic goods, the role of the bureaucracy, and the quality of political participation tell more about a nation than what party or persons are in power.

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Puerto Rico and the United States, 1917-1933Truman ClarkFrom 1917 to 1933, the United States kept Puerto Rico in limbo, offering it neither a course toward independence nor much hope for prompt statehood. Clark unfolds with clarity the painful truth of the United States' unsavory attempt at being both a democratic and imperial nation during this period.

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Quiet RevolutionTim CampbellTraces the growth and effects of decentralization and democratization in Latin America throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Campbell offers new insights about the role of development banks in the process of state reform and uses them to analyze similar events taking place in other parts of the world.

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Race and the Chilean Miracle Patricia RichardsRace and the Chilean Miracle examines conflicts between Mapuche indigenous people and state and private actors over natural resources, territorial claims, and collective rights in the Araucanía region. Through ground-level fieldwork, extensive interviews with local Mapuche and Chileans, and analysis of contemporary race and governance theory, Richards exposes the ways that local, regional, and transnational realities are shaped by systemic racism in the context of neoliberal multiculturalism. Her compelling analysis offers new perspectives on indigenous rights, race, and neoliberal multiculturalism in Latin America and globally.

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Rebirth of the Paraguayan RepublicHarris Gaylord WarrenA scholarly study of Paraguay in the decades dominated by the Colorados, immediately following the Allied occupation of the country after the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance, when half of Paraguay's population died.

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Resource Extraction and Protest in PeruMoisés ArceIn this groundbreaking study, Moisés Arce exposes a long-standing climate of popular contention in Peru. Looking beneath the surface to the subnational, regional, and local level as inception points, he rigorously dissects the political conditions that set the stage for protest. Focusing on natural resource extraction and its key role in the political economy of Peru and other developing countries, Arce reveals a wide disparity in the incidence, forms, and consequences of collective action.
Restructuring DominationCatherine ConaghanUsing Ecuador as her case study, she shows how industrial growth has given birth to an exclusive, ingrown bourgeoisie that is highly dependent on the state and foreign capital and is increasingly alienated from the peasants and urban poor.

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Revolution AbortedJorge HeineTwelve essays address the political and cultural features of the Grenada experience, in light of the 1979 uprising that toppled Prime Minister Eric Gairy, and the subsequent U.S. invasion of 1983.

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Revolution and the Multiclass Coalition in NicaraguaMark EveringhamThis book tells the intriguing story of the multi-class coalition that formed to overthrow Somoza's Nicaraguan government in July, 1979.

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Roads to ReasonRichard HartwigHartwig views the Columbian Ministry of Public Works, applying a theoretical model of rationality and responsibility to view how policy failures were caused by faulty definitions of problems and mistaken approaches in building Andean Highways from 1922-1974.

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Salt and the Colombian StateJoshua RosenthalIn republican Colombia, salt became an important source of revenue not just to individuals, but to the state, which levied taxes on it and in some cases controlled and profited from its production. Focusing his study on the town of La Salina, Joshua M. Rosenthal presents a fascinating glimpse into the workings of the early Colombian state, its institutions, and their interactions with local citizens during this formative period.
School Choice in ChileVarun GauriSchool Choice in Chile examines the dramatic educational decentralization and privatization of schools in Chile. Given the lack of experience the United States has with school choice, Gauri presents a necessary report that parents, policy analysts in education and social welfare, as well as students of political science, public policy, and education, will find extremely useful.

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Secret DialoguesKenneth SerbinKenneth Serbin uncovers the existence of secret talks between generals and Roman Catholic bishops at the height of Brazil's military dictatorship. It illuminates the complicity of the Catholic Church in the military’s subversive PR campaigns, abductions, and torturings.

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Slave Emancipation in CubaRebecca ScottRebecca J. Scott explores the dynamics of Cuban emancipation, arguing that slavery was not simply abolished by the metropolitan power of Spain or abandoned because of economic contradictions. Instead, she explains, slave emancipation was a prolonged, gradual and conflictive process unfolding through a series of social, legal, and economic transformations.

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Social Documentary in Latin AmericaJulianne BurtonTwenty essays by major filmmakers and critics provide the first survey of the evolution of documentary film in Latin America. While acknowledging the political and historical weight of the documentary, the contributors are also concerned with the aesthetic dimensions of the medium and how Latin American practitioners have defined the boundaries of the form.

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Social Security in Latin AmericaCarmelo Mesa-Lago A comprehensive and sophisticated study of the relationship between social security policy and inequality in Latin America.

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Societies after SlaveryRebecca ScottA major reference tool, providing thousands of entries and rich scholarly annotations, this book defines research on postemancipation societies in North America, South America, Latin America, and Africa.

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Societies after SlaveryRebecca ScottA major reference tool, providing thousands of entries and rich scholarly annotations, this book defines research on postemancipation societies in North America, South America, Latin America, and Africa.

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Society and Education in BrazilRobert Havighurst A study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. The book also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.

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Sport in CubaPaula PettavinoThe first major study on the Cuban system of sports and physical culture. Analyzes how sports were given such high priority in Cuba, how the country became a world sports power by the mid-1970s, and the impact of sports on Cuban society.

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Sports Culture in Latin American HistoryDavid SheininThis edited volume shows how the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide window into local, regional, and national histories. The essays examine the role of sport as a political vehicle, in claims to citizenship, as a source of community and ethnic pride, as a symbol of masculinity or feminism, as allegorical performance, and in many other purposes.
State and Society in ConflictPaul Drake This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the crisis of relations between state and society in five Andean countries from the 1980s to the present.

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State, Labor, CapitalPaul BuchananOrganized labor has played a critical role in political transition away from authoritarianism in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Buchanan views the institutional networks where these new governments strive to maintain democracy, focusing on the role of national labor administrations.

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Still FightingKatherine IsbesterThe story of the women’s movement in Nicaragua is a fascinating tale of resistance, strategy, and faith. Still Fighting combines social theory with field research, leading a new wave of scholarship on women in Latin America.

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Struggles of VoiceJosé Antonio LuceroOver the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved remarkable visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. Lucero compares Ecuador's united indigenous movement to the more fragmented situation in Bolivia, and analyzes the mechanisms at work in political and social structures to explain the different outcomes in each country.

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Struggles of VoiceJosé Antonio LuceroOver the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved remarkable visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. Lucero compares Ecuador's united indigenous movement to the more fragmented situation in Bolivia, and analyzes the mechanisms at work in political and social structures to explain the different outcomes in each country.

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Time of FreedomCindy ForsterCindy Forster’s insightful work reveals the critical role played by the rural poor in organizing and sustaining Guatemala’s national revolution of 1944-1954.

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To Hell with ParadiseFrank Fonda Taylor"To Hell with Paradise" illustrates the problems of founding a tourist industry for a European or U.S. clientele in a society where the mass of the population is poor, black, and with a historical experience of slavery and colonialism. It combines political and cultural history to reveal how Jamaica transformed itself in the nineteenth century from a pestilence-ridden “white man’s graveyard” to a sun-drenched tourist paradise.

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Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management in Latin AmericaFrancisco PichónThis book identifies a major problem facing developing nations and the countries and sources that fund them: the lack of attention and/or effective strategies available to prevent farmers in poorly endowed regions from sinking still deeper into poverty while also avoiding further degradation of marginal environments.

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Transformations and Crisis of Liberalism in Argentina, 1930–1955Jorge NallimJorge Nállim chronicles the decline of liberalism in Argentina during the volatile period between two military coups—the 1930 overthrow of Hipólito Yrigoyen and the deposing of Juan Perón in 1955. Nállim documents a wide range of locations where liberalism was claimed and ultimately marginalized in the pursuit of individual agendas. He demonstrates how liberalism became a vital and complex factor in the metamorphosis of modern history in Argentina and Latin America as well.
Transforming Latin AmericaCraig ArceneauxUsing detailed case studies, this text provides a means of understanding the political change in Latin America. It offers insight into central issues such as economic reform, human rights, and immigration.

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Two-Headed HouseholdSarah HamiltonThe Two-Headed Household is an ethnographic account of gender relations and intrahousehold decisionmaking as well as a policy-oriented study of gender and development in the indigenous Andean community of Chanchalo, Ecuador. Sarah Hamilton argues that, contrary to common belief, men and women participate equally in agricultural production and management, in household decisionmaking, and share in the reproductive tasks of child care, food preparation, and other chores.

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Under the Flags of FreedomPeter BlanchardDuring the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom was worth risking one's life for, and wars against Spain presented unprecedented opportunities to attain it. Blanchard's study investigates the issue of slavery from the perspectives of Royalists, patriots, and slaves. He examines the wartime political, ideological, and social dynamics that led to slave recruitment, and the subsequent repercussions in the immediate postindependence era. Under the Flags of Freedom sheds new light on the vital contribution of slaves to the wars for Latin American independence.

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Under the Flags of FreedomPeter BlanchardDuring the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom was worth risking one's life for, and wars against Spain presented unprecedented opportunities to attain it. Blanchard's study investigates the issue of slavery from the perspectives of Royalists, patriots, and slaves. He examines the wartime political, ideological, and social dynamics that led to slave recruitment, and the subsequent repercussions in the immediate postindependence era. Under the Flags of Freedom sheds new light on the vital contribution of slaves to the wars for Latin American independence.

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Unequal GiantsJoseph SmithIn 1889 the Brazilian empire was overthrown in a military coup. The goodwill and assistance of the United States to the young republic of Brazil helped forge an alliance. But America's apparently irresistible political and economic advances into Brazil were also hampered by disagreements-over naval armaments, reciprocity arrangements, the issue of coffee valorization, and in the 1920s over Brazil's efforts to play an active role in the League of Nations at Geneva. The relationship proved to be unequal, with the United States gaining influence in Latin America, as the Brazilian elite's ambitions and vanities were fed.

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Unequal PartnersSidney WeintraubSidney Weintraub examines the current relationship of Mexico and the United States as one of sustained dependence and dominance. The chapters examine the consequences of this imbalance in six major policy areas: trade; investment and finance; narcotics; energy; migration; and the border.

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Unequal PartnersSidney WeintraubSidney Weintraub examines the current relationship of Mexico and the United States as one of sustained dependence and dominance. The chapters examine the consequences of this imbalance in six major policy areas: trade; investment and finance; narcotics; energy; migration; and the border.

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United States and CubaJules Robert BenjaminFrom its independence from Spain in 1898 until the 1960s, Cuba was dominated by the political and economic presence of the United States. Benjamin studies this unequal relationship through 1934, by examining U.S. trade, investment, and capital lending; Cuban institutions and social movements; and U.S. foreign policy. Benjamin convincingly argues that U.S. hegemony shaped Cuban internal politics by exploiting the island's economy, dividing the nationalist movement, co-opting Cuban moderates, and robbing post-1933 leadership of its legitimacy.

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United States and Latin America in the 1980sKevin MiddlebrookThis volume offers insights on the state of U.S.-Latin American relations, external debt and capital flows, trade relations, democracy, human rights, migration, and security during the 1980s.

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Unresolved TensionsJohn Crabtree This volume brings together an expert group of commentators and participants from within the Bolivian political arena to offer diverse perspectives on ethnicity, regionalism, state-society relations, constitutional reform, economic development, and globalization.

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Unresolved TensionsJohn Crabtree This volume brings together an expert group of commentators and participants from within the Bolivian political arena to offer diverse perspectives on ethnicity, regionalism, state-society relations, constitutional reform, economic development, and globalization.

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Unsettling StatecraftCatherine ConaghanLatin America in the 1980s was marked by the transition to democracy and a turn toward economic orthodoxy. Unsettling Statecraft analyzes this transition in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, focusing on the political dynamics underlying change and the many disturbing tendencies at work as these countries shed military authoritarianism for civilian rule.

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Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the StateHenry DietzOffers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor of Lima viewed themselves and organized to acquire basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions from Albert Hirschman and an analytical framework from Verba and Nie, Dietz produces findings that hold great interest for comparativists and students of political behavior in general.

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Vigorous Core of Our NationalityStanley BlakeExplores conceptualizations of regional identity and a distinct population group known as nordestinos in northeastern Brazil during a crucial historical period. Beginning with the abolition of slavery and ending with the demise of the Estado Novo under Getúlio Vargas, Stanley E. Blake offers original perspectives on the paradoxical concept of the nordestino and the importance of these debates to the process of state and nation building.
Voces Femeninas de HispanoaméricaGloria Bautista GutiérrezThis book presents in one volume a selection of the most representative, outstanding writing by Latin American women writers. Written entirely in Spanish, it is intended for third and fourth-year students.
Voices, Visions, and a New RealityJ. Ann DuncanThis book introduces to a larger audience the work of a group of Mexican writers whose work reflects the stimulus of the “boom” of the 1960s, especially in the experimental nueva novella. Duncan views the work of six writers in the context of more well known writers of the period (Ruflo, Fuentes, and Del Paso), and concludes with a chapter on other recent innovators in Mexican literature.

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Workers and WelfareMichelle DionDion’ study examines the major political role of organized labor in establishing and effecting change in Mexico’s social protection programs throughout the twentieth-century.

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Xuxub Must DiePaul SullivanMayan rebels killed an American plantation manager in 1875, but no one has ever unravelled why this murder took place. Paul Sullivan’s fascinating and skillful telling of this story reads like a mystery novel.

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