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Princess Isabel of Brazil: Gender and Power in the Nineteenth Century

by Roderick J. Barman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent,...


Border Crossings: Mexican and Mexican-American workers

by John Mason Hart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1998)

The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have...


On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico

by Andrew Grant Wood, Víctor Manuel Macías-González, Juan Cabeza de Baca & Vincent Cabeza de Baca et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2004)

A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating...


Brazil in the Making: Facets of National Identity

by Carmen Nava & Ludwig Lauerhass Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 09, 2006)

This innovative volume traces Brazil's singular character, exploring both the remarkable richness and cohesion of the national culture and the contradictions and tensions that have developed over time. What...


Francisco Solano López and the Ruination of Paraguay: Honor and Egocentrism

by James Schofield Saeger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2007)

The first serious biography of Francisco Solano López in English for decades, this richly researched book tells the dramatic story of Paraguay's most notorious ruler. Despite the heroic stature he gained after...


The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780-1824

by Christon I. Archer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2003)

The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence...


Mexico in the 1940s: Modernity, Politics, and Corruption

by Stephen R. Niblo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

Attention to Mexico's history after 1940 stands in the shadow of the country's epic revolution of 1910D1923, and historians and scholars tend to bring their focus on Mexican history to a close with the end of...


For la Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America

by Brian Loveman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Defending 'la Patria,' or 'homeland,' is the historical mission claimed by Latin American armed forces. For la Patria is a comprehensive narrative history of the military's political role in Latin America in...


Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's story

by Dianne Walta Hart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 1997)

Yamileth's own words.

From start to finish, Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's Story is testimonial literature at its best. This eye-opening work will show the reader the opposition and difficulties undocumented...


Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance: Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico

by William H. Beezley, Cheryl E. Martin & William E. French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 1994)

This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture...


Doing Business with the Dictators: A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944

by Paul J. Dosal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 1993)

The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's...


Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2002)

Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured,...


The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934

by Lester D. Langley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2001)

The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898D1934 offers a sweeping panorama of America's tropical empire in the age spanned by the two Roosevelts and a detailed narrative of U.S. military...


The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895-1930

by Kim A. Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1998)

At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together....


Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers

by Joanne Hershfield & David R. Maciel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 1999)

In recent years, Mexican films have received high acclaim and impressive box-office returns. Moreover, Mexico has the most advanced movie industry in the Spanish-speaking world, and its impact on Mexican culture...


Women through Women's Eyes: Latin American Women in 19th Century Travel Accounts

by June E. Hahner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1998)

The nineteenth century was a period of peak popularity for travel to Latin America, where a new political independence was accompanied by loosened travel restrictions. Such expeditions resulted in numerous travel...


The Women's Revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953

by Patience A. Schell, Stephanie Mitchell, Nichole Sanders & Carmen Ramos Escandón et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2006)

This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and...


The Tale of Healer Miguel Perdomo Neira: Medicine, Ideologies, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Andes

by David Sowell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2001)

This new book tells the story of Miguel Perdomo Niera, a healer whose amazing cures during his travels through the northern Andes in the 1860s and 1870s evoked both enormous hostility and widespread adulation....


Violence in Colombia, 1990-2000: Waging War and Negotiating Peace

by Charles Bergquist, Ricardo Peñaranda & Gonzalo Sánchez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2001)

Violence In Colombia provides students with a deeper understanding of the crisis facing Colombia today. The book focuses on the 1990s, a decade that witnessed a strengthening of the oldest and largest guerrilla...


Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2000)

Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity is a revealing probe into the life and times of Mario Moreno, Latin America's most famous film star from the 1940s to the 1970s. This book helps to illuminate the...


Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas

by John Lynch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2001)

Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas, is John Lynch's new edition of his 1981 book, shortened for classroom use. The figure of Juan Manual de Rosas dominates the history of Argentina in the first half of...


A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro

by Adèle Toussaint-Samson & June E. Hahner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2001)

This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat...


Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies

by Donald F. Stevens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 1998)

Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. An introduction on the visual presentation of the...


Propriety and Permissiveness in Bourbon Mexico

by Juan Pedro Viqueira Alban, Sonya Lipsett-Rivera & Sergio Rivera-Ayala Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of...


Real life in Castro's Cuba

by Catherine Moses Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 1999)

This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the...


Addicted to Failure: U.S. Security Policy in Latin America and the Andean Region

by Brian Loveman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2006)

This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate...


Indians, Oil, and Politics: A Recent History of Ecuador

by Allen Gerlach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 01, 2003)

'It is indispensable that Ecuador has peace, but to have peace you need freedom and to have freedom you need justice. And the Indian population needs justice.'-President Gustavo Noboa, January 23, 2000 For five...


Francisco de Miranda: A Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution

by Karen Racine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2002)

Before there was Sim-n Bol'var, there was Francisco de Miranda. He was among the most infamous men of his generation, loved or hated by all who knew him. Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816)...


State Terrorism in Latin America: Chile, Argentina, and International Human Rights

by Thomas C. Wright Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2006)

This cogent book examines the tragic development and ultimate resolution of Latin America's human rights crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Thomas Wright focuses especially on state terrorism in Chile under General...


Riots in the Cities: Popular Politics and the Urban Poor in Latin America 1765-1910

by Servando Ortoll & Silvia M. Arrom Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 01, 1996)

The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual...


Merchant Adventurer

by Marquis James Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1993)

Marquis James's penchant for the sturdy individualists of our history, which has twice led him to a Pulitzer Prize, finds a sympathetic new subject in W. R. Grace, the Irish immigrant boy who not only opened...


Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century

by Joseph Judson Dimock & Louis A. Perez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2004)

Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was pursuing...


Hope and Frustration

by Carlos B. Gil Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1991)

Content includes:

Recent Events in Perspective

1994 and Beyond

The Right

Jesus Gonzalez Schmal

Pablo Emilio Madero Belden

The Center

Cuauhtemoc Cardenas Solorzano

Portirio Munoz Ledo

The Left

Jorge Alcocer Villanueva

Heberto...


Problems in Modern Mexican History

by William H. Beezley & Monica A. Rankin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 20, 2017)

Mexicans, since national independence, have defined their challenges as problems or dimensions in their lives. They have faced these issues alone or with others through politics, security (the military, police,...


Latin America since Independence

by Thomas C. Wright Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 24, 2017)

This innovative text offers a clear and concise introduction to Latin America since independence. Thomas C. Wright traces continuity and change in five central colonial legacies: authoritarian governance; a...


The U.S.-Mexican Border Today: Conflict and Cooperation in Historical Perspective

by Paul Ganster & David E. Lorey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2015)

Now fully updated and revised, this book systematically explores the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States. In a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey, the authors consider the historical...