Latin America

Graciela

One Woman's Story of War, Survival, and Perseverance in the Peruvian Andes
By Nicole Coffey Kellett

Graciela chronicles the life a Quechua-speaking Indigenous woman in the remote Andean highlands during the civil war in Peru that killed seventy thousand and displaced hundreds of thousands more in the 1980s and 1990s.

Histories of Drug Trafficking in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Edited by Wil G. PanstersBenjamin T. Smith

This work brings together a new generation of drug historians and new historical sources to uncover the history of the drug trade and its regulations.

From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going

A Social History of the Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By B.J. Barickman
Edited by Hendrik KraayBryan McCann

In From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going B. J. Barickman explores how a narrow ocean beachfront neighborhood and the distinctive practice of beach-going invented by its residents in the early twentieth century came to symbolize a city and a nation.

La Mina

A Royal Moche Tomb
By Christopher B. Donnan

La Mina: A Royal Moche Tomb focuses on La Mina, an extraordinarily rich tomb that was looted on the north coast of Peru in 1987.

Gamboa's World

Justice, Silver Mining, and Imperial Reform in New Spain
By Christopher Albi

Gamboa’s World examines the changing legal landscape of eighteenth-century Mexico through the lens of the jurist Francisco Xavier de Gamboa (1717–1794).

Native Peoples, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Paraguay

Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Barbara A. Ganson

This unique collection of multidisciplinary essays explores recent developments in Paraguay over the course of the last thirty years since General Alfredo Stroessner fell from power in 1989.

Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil

Edited by Hendrik KraayCelso Thomas CastilhoTeresa Cribelli

Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil introduces recent Brazilian scholarship to English-language readers, providing fresh perspectives on newspaper and periodical culture in the Brazilian empire from 1822 to 1889.

Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala

Cultural Collapse and Christian Pentecostal Revitalization
Edited by John P. Hawkins

Drawing on over fifty years of research and data collected by field-school students, Hawkins argues that two factors—cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion—explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.

Colonial Kinship

Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay
By Shawn Michael Austin

In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
Edited by Carolyne R. Larson

This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina’s most important historical periods.

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