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Santiago Pérez Triana (1858–1916) Colombian Man of Letters and Crusader for Hemispheric Unity
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Rausch, Jane

Subject: Latin Amerivan History, American History, World History, Biography,

The son of radical Colombian president Santiago Pérez Manosalbas, Pérez Triana was forced into exile after a scandal  involving his business ventures, fleeing over the Andes and down three rivers to the Atlantic and a new life in the United …

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Simón Bolívar: History and Myth
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Zeuske, Michael (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Latin America

All over Latin America, and especially in the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez, Latin America’s liberator, Simón Bolívar, is a political idol and symbol of that continent’s new political self-confidence. The legends about him remain alive and have been the basis for …

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Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico: Conspiracies and Uprisings, 1795-1873
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Baralt, Guillermo A.

Subject: Caribbean

Winner of the Puerto Rico PEN Club Award

From the emergence of the first sugar plantations up until 1873, when slavery was abolished, the wealth amassed by many landowners in Puerto Rico derived mainly from the exploitation …

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Somoza and the Legacy of U.S. Involvement in Central America
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America, Us History

This engaging story of Nicaragua’s notorious tyrant is more than a biography. Solidly written for a general as well as scholarly audience, it paints a portrait of the man against a backdrop of Nicaragua’s political structure, social circumstance, and economic …

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Space and History in the Caribbean
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Lara, Oruno D.

Subject: Caribbean

Oruno D. Lara explains the history of the Caribbean as a history of exploitation.

From Christopher Columbus to the modern vacationer, outside observers have looked upon the Caribbean as a paradise on earth. However, behind the images of sea, …

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Stella: The Epic Saga of the Haitian Revolution
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Bergeaud, Emeric (translated by Adriana Umaña Hossman; introduction by Luis Duno-Gottberg)

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America: Colonialism, World Literature

Emeric Bergeaud’s Stella (1859), the first Haitian novel ever published, combines descriptions of moving scenes with factual accounts of the thirteen years of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). Stella is an epic saga: the novel’s chapter headings refer to major events in Haiti’s history, and …

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Taíno Revival: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Identity and Cultural Politics
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Haslip-Viera, Gabriel, editor

Subject: Caribbean

This simulating and timely collection examines the Taíno revival movement, a grassroots conglomeration of Puerto Ricans and other Latinos who promote or have adopted the culture and pedigree of the pre-Columbian Taíno Indian population of Puerto Rico and the …

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The African Experience in Spanish America
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Rout, Leslie, Jr.

Subject: Africa, Latin America, History of Slavery

This pioneering book, a founding text of African diaspora studies, continues to hold a prominent place in any bibliography of its field and remains the only general history on the people of African descent in the Spanish-speaking nations of …

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The Bear and the Porcupine: The US and Mexico
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Davidow, Jeffrey

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Jeffrey Davidow coined the phrase “the bear and the porcupine”—which has now entered Mexican political discourse—to describe the difficult relationship between the hypersensitive Mexican “porcupine” and the “insensitive” American bear.

In this revised and expanded second edition, Davidow picks up …

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The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America
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Law, Robin and Paul E. Lovejoy

Subject: Africa, U.S. History, Latin America, Caribbean, History of Slavery

This is the biography of an American slave who was born in Africa. His adventures took him to Rio de Janeiro, New York, Boston, Canada, and Britain; he knew Arabic, Dendi, probably Hausa, Portuguese, English, and French. In recent times scholars …

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