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Brazil and the Struggle for Rubber: A Study in Environmental History
Dean, Warren
Brazil once enjoyed a near monopoly in rubber when that commodity was gathered in the wild. By 1913, however, cultivated rubber from Southeast Asia sw... (more)

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Colonial Brazil
Bethell, Leslie, ed.
A continuous history of the Portuguese Empire in Brazil from the beginning of the 16th to the beginning of the 19th centuries. Covers early Portuguese... (more)

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Sarmiento's Travels in the U. S. In 1847
Rockland, Michael Aaron

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888), Argentine educator, statesman, and writer, self-educated after the model of Benjamin Franklin, was... (more)

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North-West Amazons: Notes of Some Months Spent among Cannibal Tribes
Whiffen, Thomas
This 1915 volume recounts Captain Thomas Whiffen's travels in Brazil and Colombia in the region between the rivers Issa (or Içá) and Apaporis, and the... (more)

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Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965-1985
Frieden, Jeffrey A.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Latin American governments dealt with debt problems in very different ways, ranging from militantly market-oriented approaches... (more)

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Ecology of Oil: Environment, Labor, and the Mexican Revolution, 1900-1938
Santiago, Myrna
An exploration of the social and environmental consequences of oil extraction in the tropical rainforest. Using northern Veracruz as a case study, the... (more)

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On the Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain and Peru
MacCormack, Sabine

Historians have long recognized that the classical heritage of ancient Rome contributed to the development of a vibrant society in Spanish South Am... (more)

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Defense of Community in Peru's Central Highlands: Peasant Struggle and Capitalist Transition, 1860-1940
Mallon, Florencia E.

Florencia E. Mallon examines the development of capitalism in Peru's central highlands, depicting its impact on peasant village economy and... (more)

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Deconstructing Legitimacy: Viceroys, Merchants, and the Military in Late Colonial Peru
Marks, Patricia
The overthrow of Viceroy Joaquín de la Pezuela on 29 January 1821 has not received much attention from historians, who have viewed it as a simple mil... (more)

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Pre-Revolutionary Caracas: Politics, Economy, and Society 1777-1811
McKinley, P. Michael
Almost invariably, late-colonial Caracas has been described as a society full of tensions and a colony at odds with the imperial order. This study, in... (more)

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Germany's Vision of Empire in Venezuela, 1871-1914
Herwig, Helger H.

The book details which Germans pushed for overseas expansion, how they tried to implement their ambitions, and why they ultimately failed. D... (more)

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History of Chile, 1808-2002
Collier, Simon & William F. Sater
A History of Chile provides an overview of Chilean history from its independence to 2002.... (more)

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Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil, 1850-1914
Graham, Richard
This is a detailed study of British influence in Brazil as a theme within the larger story of modernization. The British were involved at key points i... (more)

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Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade: Britain, Brazil and the Slave Trade Question
Bethell, Leslie
When Britain launched its crusade against the transatlantic slave trade, Brazil was one of the greatest importers of African slaves in the New World.... (more)

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Signals of War: The Falklands Conflict Of 1982
Freedman, Lawrence & Virginia Gamba-Stonehouse

The 1982 Falklands War was not only one of the most extraordinary military confrontations of recent years but also a turning point in the p... (more)

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