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

Wage-Earning Slaves

“This book offers the first social history of ‘coartados,’ enslaved people who made partial payments towards their manumission price, in Cuba’s nineteenth-century slave society. It is a fascinating window into their everyday experiences and into the centuries-long efforts by Africans and their descendants to assert control over their lives, their bodies, and their labor.”—Alejandro de … Continue reading Wage-Earning Slaves

Univision, Telemundo, and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States

“A comprehensive, detailed, and well-written history of Spanish-language television in the United States. A must-read for anyone interested in understanding this important and growing part of U.S. media and the audiences it serves.”—Félix Gutiérrez, coauthor of Racism, Sexism, and the Media: Multicultural Issues Into the New Communications Age In the most comprehensive history of Spanish-language television … Continue reading Univision, Telemundo, and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States

Tampa

“Gálvez’s fresh, vivid, personal, and direct prose is a delight to read. We travel in time with these spontaneous writings, and we can feel the pain and the endurance of Cuban émigrés and patriots in nineteenth-century Tampa longing for their Patria.”—Madeline Cámara Betancourt, author of Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a Matria   “Gálvez opens an important … Continue reading Tampa

Portraits of Cuba

Scenes from Havana to Santiago “This vibrant work explores everyday life in contemporary Cuba. . . . The accessibly written entries are packed with information. . . . Those interested in Cuban culture, as well as armchair travelers, will find plenty to appreciate.”—Publishers Weekly “Duncan's photos take over the pages, and alongside the colorful visuals … Continue reading Portraits of Cuba

A Revolution in Movement

“Thorough and informative, this impressive study offers original research and new insights into how the many pieces of a much larger story of the culture and arts of postrevolutionary Mexico all fit together.”—Tatiana Flores, author of Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!   A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico … Continue reading A Revolution in Movement

A Look at Operation Pedro Pan 60 Years Later

By Deborah Shnookal, author of Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children Despite the opening to Cuba initiated by President Obama in 2014, U.S.-Cuba relations still seem stuck in a time warp, and the airlift of 14,000 Cuban children to Miami that began almost sixty years ago remains a touchstone in this historically … Continue reading A Look at Operation Pedro Pan 60 Years Later