Latin America

Dancing on the Sun Stone

Mexican Women and the Gendered Politics of Octavio Paz
By Marjorie Becker

Dancing on the Sun Stone is a uniquely transdisciplinary work that fuses modern Latin American history and literature to explore women’s lives and gendered politics in Mexico.

Semantics of the World

Selected Poems
By Rómulo Bustos Aguirre
Edited and Translated by Nohora Arrieta FernándezMark A. Sanders

This selection of extraordinary poems, edited and translated by Nohora A. Arrieta Fernández and Mark A. Sanders, presents Bustos Aguirre’s works in Spanish alongside their English translations and features the critical apparatus necessary for making Bustos Aguirre’s poetry more accessible to students, scholars, and the general reading public.

A Cross and a Star

Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile
By Marjorie Agosín
Translated by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman

In this classic memoir which explores the Nazi presence in the south of Chile after the war, Marjorie Agosín writes in the voice of her mother, Frida, who grew up as the daughter of European Jewish immigrants in Chile in the World War II era.

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.

Graciela

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

Graciela chronicles the life of a Quechua-speaking Indigenous woman in the remote Andean highlands during the war in Peru that killed seventy thousand people 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.

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.

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