Where Cultures Meet

Frontiers in Latin American History

Author: David J. Weber,Jane M. Rausch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461647002

Category: History

Page: 222

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In Where Cultures Meet, editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier' to mean more than 'border,' Weber and Rausch regard frontiers as the geographic zones of interaction between distinct cultures. Each essay in the volume illuminates the recipro-cal influences of the 'pioneer' culture and the 'frontier' culture, as they contend with each other and their physical environment. The transformative power of frontiers gives them special interest for historians and anthropologists. Delving into the frontier experience below the Rio Grande, Where Cultures Meet is an important collection for anyone seeking to understand fully Latin American history and culture.

Handbook of Latin American Studies


Author: Dolores Moyano Martin

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292752313

Category: History

Page: 951

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Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Dolores Moyano Martin, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 1977, and P. Sue Mundell was assistant editor from 1994 to 1998. The subject categories for Volume 56 are as follows: ∑ Electronic Resources for the Humanities ∑ Art ∑ History (including ethnohistory) ∑ Literature (including translations from the Spanish and Portuguese) ∑ Philosophy: Latin American Thought ∑ Music

Vintage Moquegua

History, Wine, and Archaeology on a Colonial Peruvian Periphery

Author: Prudence M. Rice

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292742541

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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The microhistory of the wine industry in colonial Moquegua, Peru, during the colonial period stretches from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, yielding a wealth of information about a broad range of fields, including early modern industry and labor, viniculture practices, the cultural symbolism of alcohol consumption, and the social history of an indigenous population. Uniting these perspectives, Vintage Moquegua draws on a trove of field research from more than 130 wineries in the Moquegua Valley. As Prudence Rice walked the remnants of wine haciendas and interviewed Peruvians about preservation, she saw that numerous colonial structures were being razed for development, making her documentary work all the more crucial. Lying far from imperial centers in pre-Hispanic and colonial times, the area was a nearly forgotten administrative periphery on an agricultural frontier. Spain was unable to supply the Peruvian viceroyalty with sufficient wine for religious and secular purposes, leading colonists to import and plant grapevines. The viniculture that flourished produced millions of liters, most of it distilled into pisco brandy. Summarizing archaeological data and interpreting it through a variety of frameworks, Rice has created a three-hundred-year story that speaks to a lost world and its inhabitants.

Latin America During World War II

Author: Thomas M. Leonard,John F. Bratzel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461638623

Category: History

Page: 246

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The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider how each country dealt with commonly shared problems: the Axis threat to the national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on the national economy and domestic political and social structures. Drawing on both U.S. and Latin American primary sources, the book offers a rigorous comparison of the wartime experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America

Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants

Author: Paul H. Lewis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742537392

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to all-powerful personalistic dictators or oligarchic machines, to contemporary mass-movement regimes like Castro's Cuba or Peron's Argentina. Taking a student-friendly chronological approach, Paul Lewis also analyzes how the internal dynamics of each historical phase of the region's development led to the next. He describes how dominant ideologies of the period were used to shape, and justify, each regime's power structure. Balanced yet cautious about the future of democracy in the region, this accessible book will be invaluable for courses on contemporary Latin America.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

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Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations.

Beyond Slavery

The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Darién J. Davis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541313

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans have affected political, economic, and cultural life throughout the region. The contributors engage readers interested in the African diaspora in a series of vigorous debates ranging from agency and resistance to transculturation, displacement, cross-national dialogue, and popular culture. Documenting the array of diverse voices of Afro-Latin Americans throughout the region, this interdisciplinary book brings to life both their histories and contemporary experiences.

Gender, sexuality, and power in Latin America since independence

Author: William E. French,Katherine Elaine Bliss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Integrates gender and sexuality into the main currents of historical interpretation concerning Latin America.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

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The Forbidden Lands

Colonial Identity, Frontier Violence, and the Persistence of Brazil's Eastern Indians, 1750-1830

Author: Hal Langfur

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804751803

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 7556

This study concerns a pivotal but unexamined surge in frontier violence that engulfed the eastern forests of eighteenth-century Brazil. It focuses on social, cultural, and racial relations among settlers, slaves, and native peoples accused of cannibalism.

Latin America

A Bibliography of Works in English from 1970 to the Present

Author: Juan Manuel Pérez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Reference

Page: 609

View: 1930

This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.

Rainforest Medicine

Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon

Author: Jonathon Miller Weisberger

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394608X

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 8590

Featuring in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four different Amazonian societies, discusses the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon.

Journal of the West

Author: Lorrin L. Morrison,Carroll Spear Morrison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pacific Coast

Page: N.A

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