Subject: Latin America

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Human Rights Policy of the Organization of American States in Latin America: Philanthropic Endeavors or the Exploitation of an Ideal?
Human_Rights
Dykmann, Klaas

Subject: Latin America

This book provides a historical analysis of the human rights policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) between 1970 and 1991. It offers new insights based on extensive research in archives and expert interviews in various countries. A description of …

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Inward Hunger: The Education of a Prime Minister
Inward_Hunger
Williams, Eric (introduction by Colin Palmer)

Subject: Caribbean

“When the author, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was a lad, his country was a British crown colony, and its government offered one university scholarship a year to the entire population. Young Williams won it, and went off …

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La Indianidad: The Indigenious World Before Latin Americans
Indian_Latin
Horna, Hernán

Subject: Latin America

Among the few historical documents by or about early Native American history are pre-Columbia Mayan manuscripts and stone glyphs, and documents written in Spanish by Indians and Mestizos from the Andes and Mesoamerica in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The …

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Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura femenina del siglo XIX en Hispanoamérica, Tomo I
Las_mujeres
Arambel-Guiñazú, Maria Cristina and Claire Emilie Martin

Subject: World Literature

In this two-part collection, Maria Cristina Arambel-Guiñazú and Claire Emilie Martin showcase Spanish writing from women in the 19th century. The first section of this text contains a critical examination of the evolution of feminine prose at a time when writing …

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Las Vanguardias Literarias en Mexico y la America Central: Bibliografia y Antologia Critica
Forster, Merlin H.

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

This book offers complete bibliographical information about the avant-garde in Mexico and Central America and a selection of critical essays about avant-garde movements.

 

Latin American Women’s Narrative: Practices and Theoretical Perspectives
Castro-Klarén, Sara

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

This volume, featuring texts in English and Spanish, deals with the works of major women writers in Spanish America and analyzes the novel, the short story, and testimonio writing of the second half of the twentieth century. It places their …

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Libète: A Haiti Anthology
Haiti_Anthology
Arthur, Charles and Michael Dash, editors

Subject: Caribbean

Haiti’s dramatic history, pressing social problems, and rich culture make it one of the most fascinating nations in the Americas. This book aims to reflect some of Haiti’s extraordinary diversity through the best of writing. While many journalistic accounts are …

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Life in a Haitian Valley
Haitian_Valley
Herskovits, Melville J. (introduction by Sidney W. Mintz)

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a precious document in the intellectual history of the black Americas. Its author was surely the first academically respectable white scholar to take seriously the cultural achievements of Afro-Americans, throughout the hemisphere. His influence is still keenly …

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Lost Illusions: Latin America’s Struggle for Democracy, as Recounted by Its Leaders
Lost_Illusions
Boeker, Paul

Subject: Latin America

This book opens and concludes with a critical appraisal of the durability of Latin American democracy and the role of the United States in this democratic revival by author Paul Boeker, a respected commentator on international events and a former …

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Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot, 1930s-1950s
Nationalist Heroines
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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