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Beyond the Vanguard

Everyday Revolutionaries in Allende's Chile

by Marian E. Schlotterbeck

<p>For a thousand days in the early 1970s, Chileans experienced revolution not as a dream but as daily life. Alongside Salvador Allende’s attempt to democratically bring about a socialist regime, new understandings of the meaning of ...

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Beyond the Walled City

Colonial Exclusion in Havana

by Guadalupe Garcia

<p>One of the earliest and most important port cities in the New World, Havana quickly became a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. <em>Beyond the Walled City</em> tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built,

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Biografía de Rafael Pombo

El poeta de los nilos

by Hector Orjuela

<p>Rafael Pombo es el máximo exponente de la poesía colombiana. Su prolífica vida literaria abarcó varios tópicos de la vida cultural, política, social colombianas desde la mitad del siglo XIX y primera década del siglo XX. No obstante, con el ...

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Black Labor, White Sugar

Caribbean Braceros and Their Struggle for Power in the Cuban Sugar Industry

by Philip A. Howard

<p>Early in the twentieth century, the Cuban sugarcane industry faced a labor crisis when Cuban and European workers balked at the inhumane conditions they endured in the cane fields. Rather than reforming their practices, sugar companies gained

ISBN: 9780807159545

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Black Labor, White Sugar: Caribbean Braceros and Their Struggle for Power in the Cuban Sugar Industry

by Howard, Philip A.

Early in the twentieth century, the Cuban sugarcane industry faced a labor crisis when Cuban and European workers balked at the inhumane conditions they endured in the cane fields. Rather than reforming their practices, sugar companies gained ...

ISBN: 9780807159538

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Black Market Capital

Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

by Andrew Konove

<p>In this extraordinary new book, Andrew Konove traces the history of illicit commerce in Mexico City from the seventeenth century to the twentieth, showing how it became central to the economic and political life of the city. The story centers

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Brazilian Political Corruption: An Analysis of the Cardoso-Lula-Rousseff Era - System of Patronage Dating Back to Colonial Brazil and Military Dictatorship with a Melting Pot of Political Parties

by Progressive Management

<p>This important 2018 report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.</p> <p>What explains political corruption in Brazil today? With the impeachment of the most recently elected president and the

ISBN: 9780463167007

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Brazilian Propaganda

Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

by Nina Schneider

<p>In <em>Brazilian Propaganda</em>, Nina Schneider examines the various modes of official, and unofficial, propaganda used by an authoritarian regime. Such propaganda is commonly believed to be political, praising military figures and openly ...

ISBN: 9780813065007

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British Lions and Mexican Eagles

Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

by Paul Garner

<p>Between 1889 and 1919, Weetman Pearson became one of the world's most important engineering contractors, a pioneer in the international oil industry, and one of Britain's wealthiest men. At the center of his global business empire were his ...

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Building a Nation

Caribbean Federation in the Black Diaspora

by Eric D. Duke

<p>The initial push for a federation among British Caribbean colonies might have originated among colonial officials and white elites, but the banner for federation was quickly picked up by Afro-Caribbean activists who saw in the possibility of ...

ISBN: 9780813063720

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Building Yanhuitlan

Art, Politics, and Religion in the Mixteca Alta since 1500

by Alessia Frassani

<p>Through years of fieldwork in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, art historian and archaeologist Alessia Frassani formulated a compelling question: How did Mesoamerican society maintain its distinctive cultural heritage despite colonization by the ...

ISBN: 9780806160559

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Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West

by Andrew Gibb

<p>In <em>Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West</em>, author Andrew Gibb argues that the mid-nineteenth-century encounter between Anglos and californios— the Spanish-speaking elites who ruled Mexican California ...

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Camaron

Épisode de la guerre du Mexique

by Lucien Louis-Lande

<p>“ Parler de l’expédition du Mexique aujourd’hui, c’est la condamner. L’or et le sang de la France gaspillés en pure perte, nos arsenaux vidés jusqu’à l’épuisement, la retraite précipitée de nos troupes au premier signe du mécontentement des ...

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Capitalists and Revolution in Nicaragua

Opposition and Accommodation, 1979-1993

by Rose J. Spalding

<p>By tracing the complex relationship between the Sandinista government and the Nicaraguan business elite, this book examines the shifting mix of alliances and oppositions that shaped the Sandinista revolution. Rose Spalding takes issue with ...

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Captain Puckett: Sea Stories of a Former Panama Canal Pilot

by William D. LaRue & Kenneth P. Puckett

<p>The history and operations of the Panama Canal during the 1980s and 1990s come to life in this vibrant memoir by retired canal pilot Kenneth P. Puckett and co-author William D. LaRue. In this autobiography, Captain Puckett shares &quot;sea ...

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Capturing the Landscape of New Spain

Baltasar Obregón and the 1564 Ibarra Expedition

by Rebecca A. Carte

<p>The son of an encomendero, Baltasar Obregón was twenty years old when he joined the 1564 expedition led by the first governor of Nueva Vizcaya, Francisco de Ibarra. The purpose of the expedition was to establish mining settlements in the ...

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Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement

by Matthews, Gelien

<P>In this illuminating study, Gelien Matthews demonstrates how slave rebellions in the British West Indies influenced the tactics of abolitionists in England and how the rhetoric and actions of the abolitionists emboldened slaves. Moving ...

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Caring for the People of the Clouds

Aging and Dementia in Oaxaca

by Jonathan Yahalom

<p>In rural Mexico, people often say that Alzheimer’s does not exist. “People do not have Alzheimer’s because they don’t need to worry,” said one Oaxacan, explaining that locals lack the stresses that people face “over there”—that is, in the ...

ISBN: 9780806164250

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Cartels at War: Mexico's Drug-Fueled Violence and the Threat to U. S. National Security

by Paul Rexton Kan

Now in its sixth year, the conflict in Mexico is a mosaic of several wars occurring at once: cartels battle one another, cartels suffer violence within their own organizations, cartels fight against the Mexican state, cartels and gangs wage war ...

ISBN: 9781597978057

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Carving a Niche

The Medical Profession in Mexico, 1800-1870

by Luz María Hernández Sáenz

<p>The beginning of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810 triggered radical political, social, and economic changes, including the reorganization of the medical profession. During this tumultuous period of transition, physicians and surgeons ...

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