Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America Fourth Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The most readable, highly regarded, and affordable history of Latin America for our times. Born in blood and fire, fourth edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present.

Throughout the fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This purchase offers access to the digital ebook only.

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Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations Latin American Silhouettes

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Now in its fifth edition, this leading reader has been updated with new readings and visual sources. In addition, the “legacies of Colonialism” chapter has been restored to give students an understanding of the deep roots of the problems explored. This edition includes an added final chapter on current social movements to help students reflect on the ecological realities that inform their world.

Instead of a separate chapter on women and social change, women’s voices have been woven more seamlessly throughout the book to reflect women’s parity and equity in history. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and thoughtful editorial analysis, this text is designed specifically to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.

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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - A pocket guide to writing in history is the concise, trusted, and easy-to-use guide for the writing and research skills needed in undergraduate history courses. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 Chicago guidelines, the ninth edition ensures that students have the most up-to-date advice and ample instruction for conducting responsible research.

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Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

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Penguin Books #ad - Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U. S. History, harvest of empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium.

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Interpreter of Maladies

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Mariner Books #ad - In stories that travel from india to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.  . With a new introduction winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations.

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Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico

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University of Nebraska Press #ad - At that time the modernization that Mexico underwent produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new, exacerbating class antagonisms in the process. The noted historian William H. Featuring a new preface by the author, this brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, from 1876 to 1911.

This updated volume provides a teacher’s guide, additional readings, available on the University of Nebraska Press website, offering a manual of internet links, and practice experiences that can be used in the classroom or by anyone who wants to go beyond the chapters of this book. Download the discussion guide.

Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico #ad - Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, health care, including sports, technology, storytelling, and the traditional Easter‑time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of strife during those years.

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The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Hailed as the greatest novel of the mexican revolution, the Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal of peasant life, revolutionary zeal, and political disillusionment.

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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

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Monthly Review Press #ad - An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. Debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe.

Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. Since its U. S. All readers interested in great historical, political, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, economic, unforgettably.

This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende’s inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, to political principles, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, and to enlightenment. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent #ad - Rather than chronology, or political successions, geography, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, petroleum, iron, fruit, nickel, aluminum ore, nitrates, copper, hides and wool, rubber and coffee, cacao and cotton, manganese, and tin.

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The Other Americans: A Novel

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Pantheon #ad - From the pulitzer prize finalist, a murder mystery, and a love story, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, all of it informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Late one spring night, driss guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car.

The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters: guerraoui's daughter nora, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets;  Anderson, who still pines after her life in the old country; Efrain, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, a former classmate of Nora's and a veteran of the Iraq war; Coleman, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; his widow Maryam, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself.

The Other Americans: A Novel #ad - As the characters tell their stories, religion, the invisible connections that tie them together--even while they remain deeply divided by race, or class--are slowly revealed. When the mystery of what happened to driss Guerraoui unfolds, and love, a town's hypocrisies are faced, in its messy and unpredictable forms, a family's secrets are exposed, is born.

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The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas

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Lexicos Books #ad - Susan sontag calls him “the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America, ” surpassing even Borges. Joaquim maria machado de assis 1839 –1908 was the greatest writer ever to come from Brazil, and one of the masters of nineteenth-century fiction. It has been meticulously edited and formatted for Kindle, with an active table of contents.

Lexicos is proud to present Machado’s supreme achievement in this gorgeous new translation by Neil McArthur. And the posthumous memoirs of brás cubas is his masterpiece, a dazzling, tragic and profound novel that belongs next to the greatest works of his contemporaries Melville and Dostoevsky. Harold bloom says that Machado is “the supreme black literary artist to date.

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas #ad - And allen ginsburg calls him “another Kafka”.

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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Algonquin Books #ad - They arrive in new york city in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U. S. A. Their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish.

For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. A joy to read. The cleveland plain dealer acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The garcía sisters—carla, sandra, yolanda, and sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered.

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