A Social History of the Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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.
Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
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.
Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas
Students and scholars will find the comprehensive study and analysis in From the Galleons to the Highlands invaluable in examining the study of the slave trade to colonial Spanish America.
Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas
A Troubled Marriage describes the lives of native leaders whose resilience and creativity allowed them to survive and prosper in the traumatic era of European conquest and colonial rule.
The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.
Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina
Mariquita's and Juan Manuel's lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750-1850).
Violence, Factions, and the Law
This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries' imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.
Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.
Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio DÃaz.
Miguel Alemán and His Generation
Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.
Letters to Juan and Eva Perón
Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President PerÃ³n and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing.
Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire
Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants' gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.
Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime
"The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists alike."--Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez
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