Subject: Latin America


The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary 50th Anniversary Edition 2023 Edition
de Wagenheim, Olga, Jiménez and Kal Wagenheim, Luis Martînz-Fernandez, editors

Subject: Puerto Rican History, Caribbean History, US History

A panorama of Puerto Rican life from the 15th to the 21st century

For 50 years thousands of students, and readers interested in the history of Puerto Rico based on facts and documents have turned to this book. …

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The Story of the Jamaican People
Sherlock, Philip and Hazel Bennett

Subject: Caribbean

The last general history of Jamaica was published in 1960. Since then, the country has become an independent nation and has developed a new sense of national identity out of the experience of 450 years of European colonization, African slavery, …

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Tropical Diaspora: The Jewish Experience in Cuba
Levine, Robert S.

Subject: Caribbean, Jewish Studies ,History

.”a comprehensive and absorbing account of the travails of Cuban Jews… Cuba did not conform to the behavior of a classical dictatorship in its struggle to chart its own path, but perhaps it is this nonconformity that makes it such …

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Tropical Kitsch: Mass Media in Latin American Art and Literature
Santos, Lidia

Subject: Latin America

Named the Best Book on Brazilian Studies 2006 by the Latin American Studies Association

“Santos takes a keen look at the way mass culture has influenced artistic production in Latin America during the past 40 years. Santos …

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Trujillo: The Death of the Dictator
Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

On May 30, 1961, a hail of bullets ended the life of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, known to his countrymen as “The Goat” for his many revolting excesses, after thirty-one years of brutal rule over the Dominican Republic.

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Underground World of Secret Jews and Africans: Two Tales of Sex, Magic, and Survival in Colonia Cartagena and Mexico City
Jonathan Schorsch


“This unique book should be read by scholars and students interested in the historical complexities of religious and racial identity and power.”–Hispanic American Historical Review, August 2022

Spanish colonial society was divided into a caste system based on …

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Vanguardia Latinoamericana
Teles, Gilberto Mendonca and Klaus Muller-Burgh

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

A collection of historical documents. Volume I covers Mexico and Latin America; Volume II, the Caribbean and Antilles.

Women in Caribbean History
Shepherd, Verene

Subject: Caribbean Women's History

Early historical works portrayed women, especially those of African descent, in a sexist and racist manner. Women in Caribbean History embodies the progress of research on Caribbean women. It reveals new historical information on Caribbean women and provides detail on …

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Women in San Juan: 1820-1868
Matos Rodríguez, Félix V.

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

When the threat of political revolution lurked behind the shadows of the Spanish colonial state in Puerto Rico, one of the earliest casualties of anti-independence persecution in San Juan was a woman — Maria de las Mercedes Barbudo, who was …

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