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Jesuit Ranches and the Agrarian Development of Colonial Argentina, 1650-1767
Jesuit Ranches and the Agrarian Development of Colonial Argentina, 1650-1767 (June 1984)
Nicholas P. Cushner - Author

Jesuit Ranches and the Agrarian Development of Colonial Argentina, 1650-1767, is the last book in a trilogy that examines Jesuit economic activity in three major geographic regions of colonial Spanish America. The first, Lords of the Land, focuses on Jesuit sugar and wine production on the Peruvian coast, primarily from the viewpoint of the agricultural geographer. The second, Farm and Factory, examines the ...(Read More)
Farm and Factory
Farm and Factory (June 1983)
The Jesuits and the Development of Agrarian Capitalism in Colonial Quito
Nicholas P. Cushner - Author

This second volume of Nicholas P. Cushner's economic study of colonial Latin America describes and analyzes the unique relationship between the textile mill and farm in Interandine Quito. Cushner shows how human and natural resources blended to produce a vibrant institution in the rural world of colonial Quito.

Nicholas P. Cushner is Associate Professor of History at Empire State College, State University of New York.
Lords of the Land
Lords of the Land (June 1980)
Sugar, Wine, and Jesuit Estates of Coastal Peru, 1600-1767
Nicholas P. Cushner - Author

Lords of the Land presents the only study in English of the large, landed estates in colonial Peru. It focuses on the function of the estates and their linkages with the rest of Spanish America. Based almost exclusively on documents from archives in Rome, Madrid, and Lima (most hitherto unused), the book guides the reader through the agricultural cycles of Peru’s great ecclesiastical estates and explains how they first developed...(Read More)
Beyond Populism
Beyond Populism (June 1977)
Candido Mendes - Author
L. Gray Cowan - Translator

A theory of political change (from populism to authoritarianism), citing the various facets of confrontation in Latin American society as case histories.

An original, provocative interpretation of the political evolution of the major Latin American countries in the past few years is presented with special emphasis on diverse forms of social confrontation by the minority opposition. One of the few books to deal wi...(Read More)
The Gaucho Martin Fierro
The Gaucho Martin Fierro (June 1974)
Jose Hernandez - Author
Frank G. Carrino - Editor
Alberto Carlos - Editor
Catherine E. Ward - Translator

This is a poem of protest drawn from the life of the gaucho, who was forced to yield his freedom and individuality to the social and material changes that invaded his beloved pampas--a protest which arose from years of abuse and neglect suffered from landowners, militarists, and the Argentine political establishment.

This poem, composed and first published more than a century ago, could have been written today by spokesmen for other oppressed...(Read More)
Latin America in Transition
Latin America in Transition (June 1970)
Problems in Training and Research
Stanley R. Ross - Author

This collection of interdisciplinary papers and commentaries focusing on research problems in Latin America was presented at a conference held 22–23 March 1968 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. It represents one of the first attempts by experienced scholars to discuss prerequisites and problems for researchers in terms of the methods and approaches, and training needed for field work in Latin America.

Although this study is largely an economic history of the Mexican mining industry from the end of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth centuries, it gives perspective to the development problems of this foreign-owned industry against the background of Mexican national growth and political change. The patterns of the industry’s structure and operat...(Read More)
Argentina and the United States 1810-1960
Argentina and the United States 1810-1960 (June 1964)
Harold F. Peterson - Author

Dr. Peterson’s book is the first, in English or Spanish, to encompass the entire sweep of Argentine-American relations from the time of Argentina’s revolt against Spain in 1810 to the close of its 150th year of independence. Through comprehensive analysis and narrative, this study illuminates one of the most enigmatic areas of Western Hemisphere relationships.

From what would seem to be a bewildering array of ...(Read More)
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