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I Remember Julia: Voices of the Disappeared

By: Carlson, Eric Stener

Price: $6.00

Publisher: TEMPLE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9781566394376

ISBN: 1566394376

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Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico

By: Carmichael, Elizabeth/Sayer, C

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Seller ID: 9780292776586

ISBN: 0292776586

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All over Mexico, early in November, families gather to welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. The smells of burning copal incense and pungent cempasuchil (marigolds) mingle with the aromas of fresh bread, new clothing, sweets, and candles. One of Mexico's most important festivals since prehispanic times, the Day of the Dead is an occasion for celebrating and feasting, cleaning and decorating graves, dancing and making music.In this unique work, the authors explore both the historic origins of this holiday and its colorful present-day celebrations in Mexico and the Unit... View more info

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Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928

By: Carrigan, William D.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195320350

ISBN: 0195320352

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Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era. In Forgotten Dead, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent. Over eight decades lynch mobs murdered hundreds of Mexicans, mostly in the American Southwest. Racial prejudice, a lack of respect for local courts, and economic competition all fueled the actions of the mob. Sometimes ordinary citizens committed these acts because... View more info

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Manana Forever?: Mexico and the Mexicans

By: Castaneda, Jorge G.

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780375404245

ISBN: 0375404244

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Why are Mexicans so successful in individual sports, but deficient in team play? Why do Mexicans dislike living in skyscrapers? Why do Mexicans love to see themselves as victims, but also love victims? And why, though the Mexican people traditionally avoid conflict, is there so much violence in a country where many leaders have died by assassination? In this shrewd and fascinating book, the renowned scholar and former foreign minister Jorge Castaneda sheds much light on the puzzling paradoxes of his native country. Here's a nation of 110 million that has an ambivalent and complicated relat... View more info

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Mexican Workers and the State: From the Porfiriato to NAFTA

By: Caulfield, Norman

Price: $7.50

Publisher: TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780875651927

ISBN: 0875651925

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Almost eighty years before the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Ricardo Flores Magon -- revolutionary, anarchist, labor organizer and expatriate nationalist -- challenged the prevailing social order of both Mexico and the United States. Magon predicted that if Mexican workers failed to organize and shake off the yoke of capitalism, the nation would soon be dominated by foreign economic interests. And American workers, he warned, would find their firms and factories employing low-wage laborers in Mexico. Magon's message: "Mexico for Mexicans".Organized labor... View more info

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Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices

By: Chasteen, John Charles

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393935585

ISBN: 0393935582

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Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices includes colorful and engaging narrative accounts taken from novels, journals, essays, newspaper articles, and other documentary sources, many appearing in English for the first time and many translated by John Chasteen. Selections mirror the chronological and geographical coverage of Born in Blood and Fire. View more info

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Mi Raza Primero! (My People First!): Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in th

By: Chavez, Ernesto

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520230187

ISBN: 0520230183

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"Mi Raza Primero "is the first book to examine the Chicano movement's development in one locale--in this case Los Angeles, home of the largest population of people of Mexican descent outside of Mexico City. Ernesto Chavez focuses on four organizations that constituted the heart of the movement: The Brown Berets, the Chicano Moratorium Committee, La Raza Unida Party, and the Centro de Accion Social Autonomo, commonly known as CASA. Chavez examines and chronicles the ideas and tactics of the insurgency's leaders and their followers who, while differing in their goals and tactics, nonetheless ca... View more info

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Cuba Reader

By: Chomsky, Aviva

Price: $7.00

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR: 3/30/2014

Seller ID: 9780822331971

ISBN: 0822331977

Condition: USED


Cuba is often perceived in starkly black and white terms--either as the site of one of Latin America's most successful revolutions or as the bastion of the world's last communist regime. "The Cuba Reader" multiplies perspectives on the nation many times over, presenting more than one hundred selections about Cuba's history, culture, and politics. Beginning with the first written account of the island, penned by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the selections assembled here track Cuban history from the colonial period through the ascendancy of Fidel Castro to the present."The Cuba Reader" combi... View more info

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On Mexican Time

By: Cohan, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 12/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780767903196

ISBN: 0767903196

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Elvira's Faith and Barack's Challenge: The Grassroots Struggle for the Rights of

By: Coleman, Walter

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Seller ID: 9780980119046

ISBN: 0980119049

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Coyotes

By: Conover, Ted

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 9/7/2013

Seller ID: 9780394755182

ISBN: 0394755189

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This Is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives

By: Corbett, Ben

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Publisher: WESTVIEW PR:

Seller ID: 9780813342245

ISBN: 0813342244

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Beyond the throngs of tourists streaming through Central Havana's broad Prado Avenue, and outside the yoke of Castro's 43-year-old Revolutionary program, there exists a parallel Cuba - a separate evolution of a people struggling to survive. With personal stories that depict a people torn between following the directives of their government and finding a way to better their lot, journalist Ben Corbett gives us the daily life of many considered outlaws by Castro's regime. But are they outlaws or rather ingenious survivors of what many Cubans consider to be a forty-year mistake, a tangle of contr... View more info

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Seeking Human Rights Justice in Latin America: Truth, Extra-Territorial Courts,

By: Davis, Jeffrey

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521514361

ISBN: 0521514363

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This book studies how victims of human rights violations in Latin America, their families, and their advocates work to overcome entrenched impunity and seek legal justice. Their struggles show that legal justice is a multifaceted process, the overarching purpose of which is to restore human dignity and prevent further violence. Uncovering, revealing, and proving the truth are essential elements of legal justice, and are also powerful tools to activate the process. When faced with stubborn impunity at home, victims, families, and advocates can carry on their work for legal justice by bringing c... View more info

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Candelaria Massacre: How Wagner Dos Santos Survived the Street Children's Killin

By: Dos Santos / Rochester, Julia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VISION PAPERBACKS: 1/31/2011

Seller ID: 9781905745265

ISBN: 1905745265

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Just after midnight, in the early morning of July 23, 1993, a group of men later identified as off-duty policemen opened fire on a group of street children sleeping rough outside one of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmarks--the Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. The incident became known as the Candelaria Massacre and it roused the people of Rio--the Cariocas--and took them to the streets in protest. Shortly before the shootings at the church the policemen picked up three boys returning to Candelaria from the beach and took them off in their car to be shot elsewhere. Shot and left for ... View more info

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Learning to Die in Miami

By: Eire/Eire, Carlos

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1/21/2012

Seller ID: 9781439181904

ISBN: 143918190X

Condition: USED


In his 2003 National Book Award winning memoir "Waiting for Snow in Havana, "Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane along with thousands of other children to begin their new life in Miami in 1962. It would be years before he would see his mother again. He would never again see his beloved father. "Learning to Die in Miami "opens as the plane lands and Carlos faces, with trepidation and excitement, his new life. He quickly reali... View more info

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Mestizaje in Ibero-America

By: Esteba, Claudio

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Publisher: UNIV OF ARIZONA PR:

Seller ID: 0816512191

ISBN: 0816512191

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Learning Capitalist Culture Deep in the Heart of Tejas

By: Foley, Douglas E.

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780812213140

ISBN: 0812213149

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"Learning Capitalist Culture" presents an ethnographic study of a small, economically-depressed, predominantly Mexican American south Texas town. Like many communities in the Southwest, North Town has undergone cultural and political change since the late sixties, when the Chicano civil rights movement emerged and challenged the segregated racial order. This book examines the way in which the youth of North Town learn traditional American values through participation in sports, membership in formal and informal social groups, dating, and interactions with teachers in the classroom. Usin... View more info

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Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America in the Cold War

By: Franco, Jean

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Seller ID: 9780674008427

ISBN: 0674008421

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The cultural Cold War in Latin America was waged as a war of values--artistic freedom versus communitarianism, Western values versus national cultures, the autonomy of art versus a commitment to liberation struggles--and at a time when the prestige of literature had never been higher. The projects of the historic avant-garde were revitalized by an anti-capitalist ethos and envisaged as the opposite of the republican state. "The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City" charts the conflicting universals of this period, the clash between avant-garde and political vanguard. This was also a twilig... View more info

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New Time for Mexico

By: Fuentes, Carlos

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR: 9/29/2013

Seller ID: 0520211839

ISBN: 0520211839

Condition: USED


Fuentes's bold and timely study discusses the origins and nature of the tumultuous events that have recently transformed Mexican politics and society. The rebellion in Chiapas, a rash of assassinations, the break between Presidents Salinas and Zedillo, the continual struggle for democratic self-rule: These and other developments are addressed by one of Mexico's wisest, most influential commentators. View more info

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Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the Uni

By: Fukuyama, Francis

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195368826

ISBN: 0195368827

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In 1700, Latin America and British North America were roughly equal in economic terms. Yet over the next three centuries, the United States gradually pulled away from Latin America, and today the gap between the two is huge. Why did this happen? Was it culture? Geography? Economic policies? Natural resources? Differences in political development? The question has occupied scholars for decades, and the debate remains a hot one. In Falling Behind, Francis Fukuyama gathers together some of the world's leading scholars on the subject to explain the nature of the gap and how it came to be. Trac... View more info