Gisela Fosado’s Sale Recommendations


Editor Gisela Fosado wants to help you sort through all our great titles and choose what you’ll buy during our fabulous 50% off sale. Planning your syllabus for next year? Check out her recommendations for ten classroom favorites in Latin American history. Just enter coupon code STOCKUP at checkout, now through June 20.

Paper CadaversKirsten Weld, Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala
“‘Essential reading’ is an apt way to sum up Paper Cadavers. The book weaves together issues of transitional justice, human rights, historical memory, and state terror. Rich in original insight, it is of equal use to scholars and students and promises to be much cited and assigned.”—J. T. Way,Hispanic American Historical Review

Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau, Mexico’s Once and Mexico's Once and Future Revolution.jpgFuture Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century
“In Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution, two of our most eminent interpreters of Mexico’s past have given voice to these diverse actors and produced an elegantly crafted synthesis of the republic’s modern period as it emerged before, during and after the revolutionary years of 1910–20. … Researchers and instructors alike will greatly benefit from the insightful and concise quality of Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution, a study that no doubt will become a critical touchstone for all students of Mexican history.”  — Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Social History

Adios NinoDeborah T. Levenson, Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death
Adiós Niño is simultaneously painful and important…. This riveting account is a particularly good book to teach, especially at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level: it grapples with many issues, and although it doesn’t necessarily resolve them, it unmasks and demonstrates the rigors and some of the key components of the intellectual quest.” — Jennifer L. Burrell, American Anthropologist

Lesley Gill, The School of the Americas: Military Training and The School of the AmericasPolitical Violence in the Americas
“Lesley Gill offers a study of Empire focused through and produced by a specific institutionalized system of military might, into which the School of the Americas provides one powerful lens. Her book convincingly demonstrates the unique vision that anthropology can bring to the study of global processes. . . . The book should be of interest to students of both U.S. and Latin American history and culture—be they anthropologists, sociologists, historians, or political scientists—and would work well in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in any of these fields.” — Daniel M. Goldstein, Political and Legal Anthropology Review

Imposing DecencyEileen J. Suárez Findlay, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870-1920
“‎[‎P‎]‎athbreaking ‎. . . . ‎Its publication is the cause of celebration not only for historians of Puerto Rico in search of empirical ‎knowledge‎. . . ‎but for those who might be seeking useful comparative perspectives and innovative theoretical tools to apply ‎to their own work‎. . . . ‎Here is a book that will change the way Puerto Ricans think about themselves and the way that ‎historians perceive their objects of study‎.‎” — ‎Teresita Mart‎í‎nez Vergne, Hispanic American Historical Review ‎
Daniel James, Doña María’s Story: Life, History, Memory, and Political Identity
Dona Maria's Story“[‎A‎]‎n exceptional book, a joy to read ‎. . . . ‎The secret to its success is the writing‎. ‎The author skillfully draws you into his ‎subject, making you eager to know more about Do‎ñ‎a Maria, entangling you in the web of Peronist political intrigue and the ‎Argentine labor movement, presenting you with a wealth of information, then questioning the very means by which the data ‎has been gathered and reproduced ‎. . . . [‎A‎] ‎powerfully emotive engagement ‎. . . . ‎To sum up, the message of this book ‎brings to mind one word‎: ‎respect‎. ‎Respect for a woman of such fortitude and faith; and respect for a historian of such ability, ‎sensitivity, and insight‎.”‎—Catherine Davies, Biography

From Silver to CocaineSteven Topik, Carlos Marichal, and Zephyr Frank, editors, From Silver to Cocaine: Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500-2000
“This book is an important contribution to the study of commodities, a must-read for graduate students in Latin America/Caribbean history, and a valuable resource for instructors of undergraduate survey courses.” — John Soluri, American Historical Review

Eric Paul Roorda, The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Dictator Next DoorPolicy and the Trujillo Regime in the Domincan Republic, 1930-1945
“For an excellent view of the Good Neighbor Policy in action and the role of the military in basic foreign relations, this book is required reading.” — Robert Freeman Smith, Military History

Colonial HabitsKathryn Burns, Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru
“‎[‎I‎]‎maginatively researched, logically organized, and intelligently constructed‎. . . . [‎T‎]‎his is a wonderful study‎. ‎Colonial ‎Habits‎ makes an elegant and a major contribution to the history of women and gender in colonial and nineteenth‎-‎century ‎Spanish America‎. ‎Its accessibility will make it a natural assignment for undergraduates; its content will make it a standard for ‎experts‎.‎”— ‎Ann Twinam, ‎Journal of Women’s History
Bryan McCann,

Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Hello Hello BrazilModern Brazil
“[A]n entertaining and convincing work that provides new insights on an area of study that has become increasingly familiar in recent years. . . . The book is eloquently written in a lively style that will almost certainly appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating period of Brazilian history.” — Sean Stroud, Journal of Latin American Studies


These great books and all other in-stock titles are 50% off through June 20. See the fine print here. Shop now!

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