Rómulo Betancourt

“Rómulo Betancourt is one of those people who made a difference, not only for his native Venezuela but as an exemplar of what might be possible for other nations in their quest for freedom and democracy within a context of economic prosperity and socioeconomic well-being.”—from the foreword by John V. Lombardi  “A book twice essential: … Continue reading Rómulo Betancourt

Afro-Latinx Digital Connections

“An important compilation of original essays and interviews on the Afro-digital—its meaning, its manifestations, its limits, and its impact on digital humanities. A significant contribution to the fields of digital humanities, Afro-Latinx studies, and ethnic studies.”—Jessica Marie Johnson, author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic WorldThis volume presents examples of how … Continue reading Afro-Latinx Digital Connections

Cuba’s Digital Revolution

“An important contribution to the study of the Cuban media landscape. Cuba’s Digital Revolution examines changes brought about by recent expansion of Wi-Fi access points through attention to how independent journalism, media distribution, activism, entrepreneurship, and media culture are developing alongside local and global technological and political changes.”—Cristina Venegas, author of Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual, and … Continue reading Cuba’s Digital Revolution

Latin American Studies Association 2021

The annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held virtually this week. We are offering discount prices and free shipping on all orders with code LASA21 through June 30, 2021. Browse all books here. Need to know what’s new this year? View highlights below. Have a Book Idea? Our acquisitions editor for Latin American … Continue reading Latin American Studies Association 2021

Piecing Together a City’s History

By Molly Ball, author of Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code LASA21 at checkout. Writing Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo was like finishing a jigsaw puzzle. Only instead of a box to show … Continue reading Piecing Together a City’s History

Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

“As is fitting for its subject, this work is a blend of forms, inputs, voices, and visions.  Collectively they reveal the complexity of the study and practice of ‘Afro-Cuban’ religion. They constitute an authoritative, potentially discipline-altering, stance on the question of African origins embodied in the presumed distinction between the Lucumí and Arará traditions. The … Continue reading Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

On April 17, 1961, Cuban exiles backed by the CIA came together to try to overthrow Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. Most of the approximately 1,500 men of Brigade 2506 were captured by Castro’s forces in Cuban swamps and jailed until December 1962. About 114 died. Now available in paperback, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of … Continue reading 60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

Toward a Global History of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left

“Essential reading for anyone interested in the impact of transnational solidarity movements on the evolution of thought and organizing within the global revolutionary left.”—Jessica Stites Mor, editor of Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America   “An important contribution to reexamining the ways in which we think about the geographies of Latin America’s revolutionary … Continue reading Toward a Global History of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left

Writing the New World

“A lucid, forceful, and beautifully written study of faith, nature, and politics in the early modern Hispanic monarchy. This is an important book that urges political philosophy to deal more squarely with empire’s complicated historical relationship to ecology and knowledge.”—John Slater, author of Todos son hojas: Literatura e Historia Natural en el Barroco español   … Continue reading Writing the New World

Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo

“Combines rich statistical sources with stories of workers’ lives to provide an innovative analysis of the rise of São Paulo in the first few decades of the twentieth century. Essential reading for anyone interested in modern Latin America, and in the immigration and urban history of the Western Hemisphere.”—Joel Wolfe, author of Autos and Progress: The … Continue reading Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo