Subject: Latin America

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Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot, 1930s-1950s
Jiménez de Wagenheim, Olga

Subject: Puerto Rican History, US History, Women's History, Caribbean History

From the moment the United States seized Puerto Rico, in 1898, to the 1950s, the islanders employed various forms of resistance to the imposition of American colonial rule. A group of Nationalists led by Pedro Albizu Campos made it clear …

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New Intersections: Essays on Culture and Literature in the Post-Modern and Post-Colonial Condition
de Toro, Fernando

Subject: Latin America

These essays deliver innovative and valuable aspects for a new reading of parts of late nineteenth-century Latin American cultural critique, but above all of twentieth-century Modernist and Post-Modernist literary production.

New Intersections is a hard-hitting, argumentative collection of essays which …

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Palabra de Mujer: Historia oral de las directoras de cine mexicanas (1988-1994)
Arredondo, Isabel

Subject: Latin America

“In this compilation of interviews, [Isabel] Arredondo, professor of Latin American literature at SUNY Plattsburgh, documents the importance of allowing women filmmakers to develop their own dialogue about their craft. After an introduction detailing the governmental bureaucracies that control the …

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Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoutes
Diederich, Bernard and Al Burt (foreword by Graham Greene)

Subject: Caribbean

Originally published in 1970, this is the story of Haiti under the rule of Dr. François Duvalier. Bernard Diederich lived in Haiti for 14 years and had personal experience of the early Duvalier days and the period of Maloire’s rule. …

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People and Issues in Latin American History
Hanke, Lewis and Jane M. Rausch

Subject: Latin America, World History

This two-volume edition of People and Issues in Latin American History presents a range of sources on and interpretations of important topics in the history of Latin America that enable students to debate the historical significance of individuals and issues. …

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Posmodernismo y Teatro en América Latina: Teorías y Practícas en el Umbral del Siglo XXI
Rizk, Beatriz J.

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

Main topics in contemporary Latin American theater include feminism, minorities and other marginalized people, and mixed genres and performances. In this work, Beatriz J. Rizk examines the impact of these topics on styles of Latin American expression on the threshold …

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Puerto Rico 1898: The War After the War
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Picó’s text was originally published in Spanish in 1987, as one of several works written in the late-1990s marking the centennial of the Spanish-American-Cuban War of 1898 and its consequences for Puerto Rico. When the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico in …

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Puerto Rico Inside and Out: Changes and Continuities
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

The essays in this book deal with continuity and change in Puerto Rico and together constitute a delightful San Juan reader from a thoughtful historian’s point of view. The themes range from Puerto Rican events as seen from Paris, to …

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Puerto Rico: An Interpretive History from Pre-Columbian Times to 1900
de Wagenheim, Olga Jiménez

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America, Puerto Rico

Because many of the documents and books about Puerto Rico have been written by the island’s colonizers, only the victors were celebrated. With this in mind, the author has expressly composed this book from the viewpoint of the colonized, suppressed, …

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Puerto Rico: The Four-Storeyed Country
González, José Luis

Subject: Caribbean

In this work, González dismantles the myth of a dominant Spanish and racially white national culture in Puerto Rican history. He claims that the national identity is primarily Mestizo (mixed race) with a significant contribution from Africa. González calls the …

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