Priest Under Fire

"A valuable book that goes beyond the specifics of one priest's life to provide insight into the Salvadoran civil war."—Arthur Leigh Binford, coeditor of Landscapes of Struggle: Politics, Society, and Community in El Salvador . "The fascinating story of Father David Rodríguez sheds light on half a century of El Salvador's troubled history and helps … Continue reading Priest Under Fire

In Defiance of Boundaries

“A pioneering collection of essays on the world of anarchists, anarcho-syndicalists and libertarian thinkers in Latin America.”—Barry Carr, coeditor of The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire “An important contribution to a recent trend which sees anarchism not as derived from a European center but as a genuine Latin American phenomenon.”—Bert Altena, coeditor … Continue reading In Defiance of Boundaries

Contrary Destinies

"Provides a wealth of information about the nature of American occupations in Haiti that can be useful to Latin American historians and political scientists interested in international relations between the United States and other countries in the region."--Leslie G. Desmangles, author of The Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholicism in Haiti "Unpacks the … Continue reading Contrary Destinies

Emergent Brazil

"Highly recommended for anyone seeking to understand Brazil's recent dynamism." —Timothy J. Power, coeditor of Corruption and Democracy in Brazil "Superb. No other recent volume on Brazil is as deep, rich, and multifaceted." —Michael Shifter, president, Inter-American Dialogue "Treats the politics, economy, and society of Brazil, showing how those subjects are affected by forces elsewhere … Continue reading Emergent Brazil

Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

“Deftly uses the available parish registers to document the stages of the coming of African men and women to Puerto Rico in the eighteenth century and reveals patterns of family formation and bonds of solidarity among the African slaves and with the rest of society.”—Fernando Pico, author of Puerto Rico Remembered “An exceptionally well researched, … Continue reading Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some … Continue reading 2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

Three themes unite the books within our roundup this month: conservatives, conservation, and connection. Yet the titles included vary widely from cookbooks to scholarly studies. We hope this range will help in your gift hunting endeavors! To top it off, all of the books below are discounted in our 2014 Holiday Sale. Apply code XM14 at … Continue reading November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

NEW! Immigration and National Identities in Latin America Edited by Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel “This groundbreaking study examines the connection between what are arguably the two most distinguishing phenomena of the modern world: the unprecedented surges in global mobility and in the creation of politically bounded spaces and identities.”—Jose C. Moya, author of Cousins … Continue reading Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

José Martí, the United States, and Race

NEW! José Martí, the United States, and Race by Anne Fountain “Essential reading for those who increasingly appreciate the enormous importance of Martí as one of the nineteenth century's most influential and most original thinkers.”—John Kirk, coeditor of Redefining Cuban Foreign Policy A national hero in Cuba and a champion of independence across Latin America, … Continue reading José Martí, the United States, and Race

Oil, Exploitation, and Transformation in Columbia’s Llanos Orientales

The first book of UPF's fall season is available now! Territorial Rule in Columbia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales by Jane M. Rausch Pub date: 9/3/2013 The discovery of oil in the 1980s turned Columbia's "primitive" Llanos Orientales into the fastest growing region in the country, permanently altering this tropical grassland. Jane Rausch … Continue reading Oil, Exploitation, and Transformation in Columbia’s Llanos Orientales