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Agrarian Revolt in the Sierra of Chihuahua  

Elizabeth A. Henson

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
On September 23, 1965, several years of protest, including land invasions, strikes, sit-ins, and cross-country marches, culminated in an armed attack on an army base located in the remote ... More

Agricultural Transformations in Sugarcane and Labor in Brazil  

Thomas D. Rogers

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Sep 2015
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Latin American History
The Portuguese took sugarcane from their Atlantic island holdings to Brazil in the first decades of the 16th century, using their model of extensive agriculture and coerced labor to turn ... More

Alcohol in the Atlantic  

David Carey Jr.

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Apr 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
Dating from the earliest times in Latin America, alcohol has played a crucial social, economic, political, and cultural role. Often reserved for politico-religious leaders, alcohol was a ... More

Alfred Métraux: Between Ethnography and Applied Knowledge  

Rodrigo Bulamah

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Jul 2017
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Latin American History
Alfred Métraux was part of a prolific moment in which French sociology and ethnology were enlarging their scientific scope and advancing toward new fields. Following the colonial expansion ... More

Alien Sightings and OVNI Culture in Argentina  

David M. K. Sheinin

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Mar 2018
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Latin American History
During the Cold War, there were thousands of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings in Argentina (in Spanish, Objeto volador no identificado or OVNI). The mainstream media reported on ... More

Alliance for Progress  

Stephen G. Rabe

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Mar 2016
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Latin American History
On March 13, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the Alliance for Progress, an economic assistance program to promote political democracy, economic growth, and social justice in ... More

The Alphabetic Colonization of Amerindian Oral Ecologies in Early Brazil  

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral

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Jun 2017
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Latin American History
Although it has received less scholarly attention than firearms, microbes, domestic animals and plants, market economy, and statecraft, alphabetic reading and writing was crucial in the ... More

Animals in Latin American History  

Germán Vergara

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May 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
The evolutionary history of vertebrate nonhuman animals such as mammals in what is now Latin America extends back tens of millions of years. Given that anatomically modern humans first ... More

Architecture in Mexico City, 1940–1980  

Kathryn E. O’Rourke

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Jul 2017
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Latin American History
Architecture in Mexico City in the mid-20th century was shaped by rapid economic and urban growth, demographic change, new construction technologies, and politics. Architects adapted ... More

Argentine Intellectual Circles and the European Crisis of the 1930s  

Jorge Nállim

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Jun 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, Argentina became closely linked to the North Atlantic world, as the founding fathers of the modern state established a political order ... More

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