Best Sellers: Latin American Studies, October 25, 2012

December 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America
Colby, Jason M.
Cornell University Press
2011. ISBN 9780801449154. $45

2) The Cold War’s Last Battlefield: Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America
Lynch, Edward A.
State University of New York Press
2011. ISBN 9781438439495. $85

3) New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America
Lynch, John
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300166804. $35

4) Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora
Bryant, Sherwin K.
University of Illinois Press
2012. ISBN 9780252036637. $50

5) Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture: The Unborn, Women, and Creation
Tate, Carolyn E.
University of Texas Press
2012. ISBN 9780292728523. $65

6) The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options
Mignolo, Walter D.
Duke University Press
2011. ISBN 9780822350606. $94.95

7) Preaching Spanish Nationalism Across the Hispanic Atlantic, 1759–1823
Eastman, Scott
Louisiana State University Press
2012. ISBN 9780807139578. $42.50

8) The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction
Carrasco, David
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195379389. $11.95

9) A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution
Popkin, Jeremy D.
2012. ISBN 9781405198202. $89.95

10) Carlos Aldama’s Life in Batá: Cuba, Diaspora, and the Drum
Vaughan, Umi
Indiana University Press
2012. ISBN 9780253357199. $70

11) Mexico and Mexicans in the Making of the United States
Tutino, John
University of Texas Press
2012. ISBN 9780292737181. $55

12) A Call to Conscience: The Anti-Contra War Campaign
Peace, Roger
University of Massachusetts Press
2012. ISBN 9781558499317. $80

13) Photographing the Mexican Revolution: Commitments, Testimonies, Icons
Mraz, John
University of Texas Press
2012. ISBN 9780292735804. $45

14) Economic Development in the Americas Since 1500: Endowments and Institutions
Engerman, Stanley L.
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107009554. $99

15) Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests
Mathews, Andrew S.
MIT Press
2011. ISBN 9780262016520. $54

16) Adiós Muchachos: A Memoir of the Sandinista Revolution
Ramirez, Sergio
Duke University Press
2012. ISBN 9780822350699. $84.95

17) Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlan
McCaughan, Edward J.
Duke University Press
2012. ISBN 9780822351689. $84.95

18) The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction
Restall, Matthew
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195392296. $11.95

19) The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course, and Legacy
Pérez-Stable, Marifeli
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195367089. $35.95

20) Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary Struggles and the Dirty War, 1964–1982
Calderón, Fernando Herrera
2012. ISBN 9780415889032. $125

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