The secret empire

Before there was the CIA, there was the FBI, and this fascinating history of the Bureau's activity in Latin America during the second world war confirms beyond doubt Washington's imperial vocation ––– ||| The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files, Marc Becker, 2017, Duke University Press

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Skin deep utopia

There should be no racism in socialist Cuba. But there is ––– ||| Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution, Devyn Spence Benson, 2016, University of North Carolina Press

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Water apartheid

For land reform to be both just and effective, water must be shared out too ––– ||| Watering the Revolution, Mikael D Wolfe, 2017, Duke University Press

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Colony of intellect

In the Americas, knowledge is power ––– ||| Disciplinary Conquest: US Scholars in South America, 1900–1945, Ricardo D Salvatore, 2016, Duke University Press

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Penny men

Working-class newspapers helped to shape male Mexican identity ––– ||| A Sentimental Education for the Working Man, Robert M Buffington, 2015, Duke University Press

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Community spirits

São Paulo's growth owes much to poor migrant communities ––– ||| Migration and the Making of Industrial São Paulo, Paulo Fontes, 2016, Duke University Press

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Monument mania

Modernisation does not always mean progress ––– ||| Spectacular Modernity: Dictatorship, Space, and Visuality in Venezuela, 1948–1958, Lisa Blackmore, 2017, University of Pittsburgh Press

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Dispersed nation

Dispersed nation

Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia, Nancy P Applebaum, 2016, University of North Carolina Press

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Shared dreams

Shared dreams

We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom, Anne Eller, 2016, Duke University Press

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Island of struggle

Island of struggle

An Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, & Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1709–1809, Graham T Nessler, 2016, UNC Press

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Biblical border

Biblical border

Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century, Daniel Ramírez, 2015, University of North Carolina Press

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Aquatic mobilisation

Aquatic mobilisation

The Geographies of Social Movements: Afro-Colombian Mobilization and the Aquatic Space, Ulrich Oslender, 2016, Duke University Press

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A family affair

A family affair

Domesticating Organ Transplant: Familial Sacrifice and National Aspiration in Mexico, Megan Crowley-Matoka, 2016, Duke University Press

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