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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 45 new and published books in the subject of Latin American History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Latin America since Independence

    A History with Primary Sources, 2nd Edition

    By Alexander Dawson

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cinema and Inter-American Relations

    Tracking Transnational Affect

    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America since the onset of the Good Neighbor policy (1933). Pérez Melgosa analyzes the evolution of...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transforming Brazil

    A History of National Development in the Postwar Era

    By Rafael R. Ioris

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America’s political culture and institutions. It was in this period that the region lived some of its most intense and successful...

    Published May 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

    Historical Sources and Interpretations

    Edited by Pamela S. Murray

    In Latin American history, women have not only played key roles within the family and society, but have long been active participants in political and economic life. The explosion of research over the last fifteen years testifies to how much we still have to learn about their experiences. Women and...

    Published March 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Haiti: From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens

    Essays on the Politics and Economics of Underdevelopment, 1804-2013

    By Alex Dupuy

    Series: Europa Country Perspectives

    This title focuses on Haiti from an international perspective. Haiti has endured undue influence from successive French and US governments; its fragile 'democracy' has been founded on subordination to and dominance of foreign powers. This book examines Haiti's position within the global...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food

    By Candice Goucher

    Since 1492, the distinct cultures, peoples, and languages of four continents have met in the Caribbean and intermingled in wave after wave of post-Columbian encounters, with foods and their styles of preparation being among the most consumable of the converging cultural elements. This book traces...

    Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Race and Ethnicity in Latin American History

    By Vincent Peloso

    The Spanish and Portuguese empires that existed in the Americas for over three hundred years resulted in the creation of a New World population in which a complex array of racial and ethnic distinctions were embedded in the discourse of power. During the colonial era, racial and ethnic identities...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. War and Independence In Spanish America

    By Anthony McFarlane

    During the period from 1808 to 1826, the Spanish empire was convulsed by wars throughout its dominions in Iberia and the Americas. The conflicts began in Spain, where Napoleon’s invasion triggered a war of national resistance. The collapse of the Spanish monarchy provoked challenges to the colonial...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. A Global History of the Developing World

    By Christopher M. White

    A Global History of the Developing World takes a sweeping look at the historical foundations of the problems of developing world society. Encompassing Asia, Latin America and Africa, the book centralizes the struggle for self-determination in an attempt to understand how the current nation-states...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Globalization and the Decolonial Option

    Edited by Walter D. Mignolo, Arturo Escobar

    This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members are based in South America and the United States. The project called for an...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge