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The Abolition of Brazilian Slavery, 1864–1888  

Ricardo Salles

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Oct 2019
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Brazil was the last Western country to abolish slavery, which it did in 1888. As a colonial institution, slavery was present in all regions and in almost all free and freed strata of the ... More

A Feminist History of Violence against Women and the LGBTQIA+ Community in Chile, 1964–2018  

Hillary Hiner

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Oct 2019
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From a historical perspective, violence against women and the LGBTQIA+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and “+” for other possible associated identities) ... More

African American Boxer Billy Clarke in Modernizing Guatemala  

Alvis E. Dunn

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Oct 2019
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In the final decades of the 19th century the Central American nation of Guatemala represented some intriguing employment and entrepreneurial possibilities from the point of view of US ... More

Agrarian Reform in Bolivia in the 20th and 21st Centuries  

Carmen Soliz

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Aug 2018
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Until the 1950s, the distribution of land in Bolivia, as in the rest of Latin America, was very unequal. But in 1953, a year after the 1952 national revolution, the nationalist ... More

Agrarian Revolt in the Sierra of Chihuahua  

Elizabeth A. Henson

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Apr 2017
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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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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

Agustín Lorenzo: Beloved Bandit of History and Folklore  

Liliana Toledo Guzmán

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Sep 2019
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Agustín Lorenzo was a prototypical social bandit, according to Eric Hobsbawm’s definition in his studies of that phenomenon. As a bandit from south central Mexico believed to have lived ... More

Alcohol in the Atlantic  

David Carey Jr.

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Apr 2015
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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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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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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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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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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
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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

Anticommunism in 20th-Century Chile: From the “Social Question” to the Military Dictatorship  

Marcelo Casals

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Mar 2019
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Anticommunism was a central force in the history of the Chilean political conflict in the 20th century. Not only did several political actors define their identities and actions by their ... More

Arabic-Speaking Migrants in 19th- and 20th-Century Latin America  

Lily Pearl Balloffet

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Aug 2019
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Global transoceanic migration booms of the 19th century brought with them more than a quarter of a million migrants from the Arabic-speaking eastern Mediterranean destined for Latin ... More

Architecture in Mexico City, 1940–1980  

Kathryn E. O’Rourke

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Jul 2017
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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
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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

Argentine Media Regulation, Fake News, and the Election of Mauricio Macri  

Mariana De Maio

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Apr 2019
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November 2015 became a key date in the history of Argentina as former president Cristina Fernandez’ party lost the national elections by the narrowest of margins, less than 700,000 votes, ... More

Artistic Vanguards in Brazil, 1917–1967  

Gênese Andrade

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Sep 2019
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The 1922 Modern Art Week is considered the initial landmark of artistic vanguards in Brazil. However, before it was held, Anita Malfatti’s 1917 exhibition, which presented expressionism to ... More

The Association of Communitarian Health Services (ASECSA) and the Role of Religion and Health in Central America  

Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens

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Aug 2016
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The Association of Communitarian Health Services (ASECSA) is a transnational, religiously influenced health program in Central America created during the Cold War. ASECSA was founded in ... More

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