Subject: South America

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Capoeira & Candomblé: Conformity and Resistance Through Afro-Brazilian Experience
Capoeira
Merrell, Floyd

Subject: Africa, South America, Religion

Capoeira is a unique music-dance-sport-play activity created by African slaves in Brazil, and Candomblé is a hybrid religion combining Catholic and African beliefs and practices. The two are closely interconnected. Capoeira and Candomblé have for centuries made up a coherent …

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Caribbean: Sea of the New World
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Arciniegas, Germán

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a new edition of the most beautifully written history of the Caribbean from the European discovery through the nineteenth century. Commonweal wrote of the 1946 edition, “Arciniegas has written a most informative and entertaining book…the student of political and social …

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Cuban Music
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Roy, Maya (translated by Denise and Gabriel Asfar)

Subject: Caribbean

Native Americans supplied the maracas. African slaves brought drums and ritual music, and Spaniards brought guitars, brass instruments, and clarinets along with European ballroom dancing. The advent of blues and jazz gave new forms to styles of songs, notably feeling …

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Dr. Moritz (Don Mauricio) Hochschild, 1881–1965: A German Jewish Mining Entrepreneur in South America
Mauricio
Waszkis, Helmut (edited by Heinrich Schipperges)

Subject: South America

The colorful life and activities of Dr. Moritz Hochschild in Latin America between 1911 and 1965 are the center of the first biography of the man, an important mining entrepreneur and ore buyer, and his companies. Moritz Hochschild became one …

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History of the Caribbean: Plantations, Trade, and War in the Atlantic World
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Moya Pons, Frank

Subject: Caribbean

“Frank Moya Pons, the authority on the history of the Dominican Republic, has written a classic.” — New West Indian Guide

“A clearly written and comprehensive narrative.” — HAHRHispanic American Historical Review

“A very good read. Historically sound, fact-laden and well written. I …

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La Indianidad: The Indigenious World Before Latin Americans
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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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Parricide on the Pampa: A New Study and Translation of Los Gauchos Judíos
Gerchunoff, Alberto (edited by Edna Aizenberg)

Subject: Religion, South America

This book presents a radical rereading of Alberto Gerchunoff’s classic Argentinian immigrant saga, Los gauchos judíos (The Jewish Gauchos; 1910). This collection of stories about early 20th-century agricultural colonies founded by persecuted Eastern Europeans Jews on the pampa has been both …

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People and Issues in Latin American History
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Hanke, Lewis and Jane M. Rausch

Subject: Latin America, World History

This two-volume edition of People and Issues in Latin American History presents a range of sources on and interpretations of important topics in the history of Latin America that enable students to debate the historical significance of individuals and issues. …

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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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The Chinese in the Caribbean
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Wilson, Andrew, editor

Subject: Asia, Caribbean, World History

The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from all parts of the globe. Each group contributed to the social fabric, culture, and commerce …

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