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Revolutionary CubaA History

Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Luis Martínez-Fernández

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049953
eISBN:
9780813050416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049953.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book is a comprehensive, interpretative history of the Cuban Revolution, from the time of Batista’s 1952 coup to the present. The book offers a balanced perspective on the revolution by ... More

The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil

The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil

Fernando Luiz Lara

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032894
eISBN:
9780813038605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032894.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the mid-twentieth century, Brazil as a country seemed to be fascinated with modernism. Middle-class people would read about it in popular newspapers and journals, and then go about designing ... More

Rural Social Movements in Latin AmericaOrganizing for Sustainable Livelihoods

Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods

Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033327
eISBN:
9780813038391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033327.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

All across Latin America, rural peoples are organizing in support of broadly distinct but interrelated issues. Food sovereignty, agrarian reform, indigenous and women's rights, sustainable ... More

São PauloPerspectives on the City and Cultural Production

São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production

David William Foster

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036656
eISBN:
9780813038445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036656.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The author brings an intense curiosity and lifelong familiarity to this unique examination of the cultural tapestry of São Paulo, the largest city in South America and the second largest in Latin ... More

Simón BolívarTravels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062624
eISBN:
9780813051734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062624.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), a foundational icon for much of Latin America, has been alternatively mythified and vilified and subsequently has come to stand for competing notions of liberation, nation, ... More

Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

David M. Stark

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060439
eISBN:
9780813050669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060439.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

It has long been assumed that sugar cultivation and its attendant production culture shaped the institutional and social framework of slavery throughout the Caribbean. Yet there was greater ... More

The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century

The Socialist Impulse: Latin America in the Twentieth Century

Charles D. Ameringer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033099
eISBN:
9780813038124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the last century, Latin American countries have had a tendency to adopt a socialist-style government. This region has viewed socialism as a way to overcome poverty, oppression, ignorance, ... More

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sinan Koont

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines one of the first and most successful large-scale, organic, and agroecological urban agriculture efforts currently being attempted in the world, namely, in Cuba. This trailblazing ... More

Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Jane M. Rausch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044668
eISBN:
9780813046334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the 1980s the discovery of exploitable petroleum deposits in the Llanos Orientales or eastern plains of Colombia transformed what had long been a neglected frontier into the fastest growing region ... More

Toledo's PeruVision and Reality

Toledo's Peru: Vision and Reality

Ronald Bruce St John

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035215
eISBN:
9780813038902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Alejandro Toledo was elected president of Peru in 2001, ending the corrupt rule of Alberto Fujimori. Limited to a single term, Toledo capitalized on his indigenous roots and his identification with ... More

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