Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Verso


Category: History

Page: 129

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In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.

In America

Author: Maxim Gorky

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 152

View: 173

Born "Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov" on March 16, 1868, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - later renamed in his honor - Maxim Gorky would learn early the harsh lessons of life. He spent his early childhood in Astrakhan where his father worked as a shipping agent, but when the boy was only five years old, his father died, and he was sent to live with his maternal grandparents. This was not a happy time for the young Gorky as conditions were poor and often violent. At the age of eight, the boy's grandfather forced him to quit school and apprenticed him to several tradesmen including a shoemaker and an icon painter. Fortunately, Gorky also worked as a dishwasher on a Volga steamer where a friendly cook taught him to read, and literature soon became his passion.

Chinese in America

Author: Alison Behnke

Publisher: Lerner Publications


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 118

Examines the history of Chinese immigration to the United States, discussing why they came, what they did when they got here, where they settled, and customs they brought with them.

Colonial Latin America

A Documentary History

Author: Kenneth R. Mills

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 434

View: 411

Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection.

Monographs of the Diptera of North America;

Author: Hermann Loew

Publisher: Palala Press


Category: History

Page: 370

View: 493

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Drugs and Democracy in Latin America

The Impact of U.S. Policy

Author: Coletta Youngers

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 414

View: 503

While the U.S. has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering its borders, it has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences on democracy and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Herbert S. Klein Professor of History Columbia University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Page: 325

View: 341

A leading authority on Latin American slavery has produced a major and original work on the subject. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the urban experience, the book brings together the recent findings on demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. The book also sheds new light on the processes of accomodation and rebellion and the experience of emancipation. Klein first traces the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America, and then depicts the life and culture which some twelve million slaves transported from Africa over five centuries experiences in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Particular emphasis is on the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, the single largest user of African slave labor. The book examines attempts of the African and American-born slaves to create a viable and autonomous culture, including their adaption of European languages, religions, and even kinship systems to their own needs. Klein also describes the type and intensity of slave rebellions. Finally the book considers the important and differing role of the "free colored" under slavery, noting the unique situation of the Brazilian free colored as well as the unusual mobility of the free colored in the French West Indies. The book concludes with a look at the post-emancipation integration patterns in the different societies, analyzing the relative success of the ex-slaves in obtaining control over land and escaping from the old plantation regimes.

Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America

Case Studies from the Circum-Caribbean

Author: Roland H. Ebel

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 494

This book explores the impact of Latin America's political culture on the international politics of the region. It offers a general account of traditional Iberian political culture while examining how relations among states in the hemisphere -- where the United States has been the central actor -- have evolved over time. The authors assess the degree of consistency between domestic and international political behavior. The assessments are supported by case studies.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 1120

View: 442

Part 1 covers population growth and the economies of Latin American states from the Depression to 1990.