Our list of some of the best Latin American books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the…
When Latin American writers burst onto the world literary scene in the now famous “Boom” of the sixties, it seemed as if an entire literature had invented itself over night out of thin air. Not only was the writing extraordinary but its sudden and spectacular appearance itself seemed magical. In fact, Latin American literature has a long and rich tradition that reaches back to the Colonial period and is filled with remarkable writers too little known in the English-speaking world. The short story has been a central part of this tradition, from Fray Bartolome de las…
3. The Borzoi Anthology of Latin American Literature: From the Time of Columbus to the Twentieth Century (Volume I) (1977-06-12) ()
Paperback Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York; 1st edition (1977-06-12) (1656) ASIN: B01A0BWHAE Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #874,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
4. Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations by Unknown [Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009] (Paperback) 3rd Edition [Paperback] ()
Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations by Unk……
5. Consider the Source: Documents in Latin American History for Latin America: An Interpretive History (2010)
The documents section originally found in the main text, Latin America: An Interpretive History, has been expanded and converted into this reader, which can be packaged with the text….
Thoroughly revised and updated, this foundational text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In the fourth edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region. Including charts and tables with the most current data available, the book also offers a wealth of new boxed discussions and vignettes….
Developed by the University of Cambridge School Classics Project, this bestselling Latin program provides an enjoyable and carefully paced introduction to the Latin language, complemented by background information on Roman culture and civilization. The story begins in the town of Pompeii shortly before the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and follows the fortunes of the household of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus. Further titles in the Course take the reader to the Roman provinces of Britain and Egypt, and to imperial Rome itself….
Neoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s. Even neoliberalism’s strongest supporters concede that it has not lived up to its promises and that growth, poverty, and inequality all have performed considerably worse than hoped. This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on the neoliberal debate in Latin America and the institutional puzzle that underlies the region’s difficulties with democratization and development. In addition to providing an overview of this key element of the Latin…
The companion reader to the most readable, highly regarded, and affordable history of Latin America for our times. A thematic anthology of primary sources for Latin American social and cultural history, the Second Edition reader complements the table of contents of Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition, and draws on newspapers, novels, magazines, and journals―many translated by Chasteen himself―to present compelling narrative accounts of life and society across Latin American history….
Latin American and Latinx Philosophy: A Collaborative Introduction is a beginner’s guide to canonical texts in Latin American and Latinx philosophy, providing the non-specialist with necessary historical and philosophical context, and demonstrating their contemporary relevance. It is written in jargon-free prose for students and professors who are interested in the subject, but who don’t know where to begin. Each of the twelve chapters, written by a leading scholar in the field, examines influential texts that are readily available in English and introduces the reader to a period, topic,…
11. Latin America and Its People: To 1830 (2007)
Offering a balance of social, political, environmental, and cultural history, Latin America and Its People looks at the whole of Latin America in a thematic rather than country-by-country approach. This engaging textbook emphasizes the stories of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues that affected them. Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Cheryl Martin and Mark Wasserman, Latin America and Its People presents a fresh interpretative survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. It…
The Latino Reader is the first anthology to present the full history of this important American literary tradition, from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. Selections include works of history, memoirs, letters, and essays, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama. Adding to the importance of the volume are several selections from rare and little-known texts that have been translated into English for the first time….
Amanda Torres, founder of The Curious Coconut, tells a story of heritage and tradition with her recipes. In collaboration with her Puerto Rican mother-in-law, Milagros, she provides authentic recipes from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela, among others. Discover a new, adventurous side to Paleo with recipes like Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef in Tomato Sauce), Empanadas al Horno (Baked Meat Turnovers) and Pollo a la Brasa (Marinated Roasted Chicken). This is Paleo as you’ve never experienced before, embracing traditional Latin American comfort…
14. Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom) (2017)
Revolutions are a commonly studied but only vaguely understood historical phenomenon. This clear and concise text extends our understanding with a critical narrative analysis of key case studies: the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution; the 1944–1954 Guatemalan Spring; the 1952–1964 MNR-led revolution in Bolivia; the Cuban Revolution that triumphed in 1959; the 1970–1973 Chilean path to socialism; the leftist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in power from 1979–1990; failed guerrilla movements in Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru; and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela after Hugo…
Best Latin American Books to Read
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Humboldt’s Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that Changed the Way We See the World
Author(s): Gerard Helferich
Publisher: Gotham Books, Year: 4 Nov 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
Violence In The Barrios Of Caracas: Social Capital And The Political Economy Of Venezuela
Author(s): Daniel S. Leon
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Structural Geomorphology in Northeastern Brazil
Author(s): Rubson Maia, Francisco Bezerra
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
The Politics Of Public Accountability: Policy Design In Latin American Oil Exporting Countries
Author(s): Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano, Iván Narváez
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Chinese Oil Enterprises in Latin America
Author(s): Wenyuan Wu
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Dams in Brazil: Social and Demographical Impacts
Author(s): Guillaume Leturcq
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
The Power Struggles over the Post-neoliberal Social Security System Reforms in Venezuela and Ecuador
Author(s): Ezequiel Luis Bistoletti
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
European and Latin American Social Scientists as Refugees, Émigrés and Return‐Migrants
Author(s): Ludger Pries, Pablo Yankelevich
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
When Democracy Trumps Populism: European and Latin American Lessons for the United States
Author(s): Kurt Weyland, Raúl Madrid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 980 Kb, Download: pdf
The Manufacturing Sector in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico: Transformations and Challenges in the Industrial Core of Latin America
Author(s): Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
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