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New Books in Latin American Studies
Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater
An accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela).
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The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 1. The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century
Volume one includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850, linking Latin America's economic history to the pre-Hispanic, European, and African background. It also synthesizes knowledge on the human and environmental impact of the Spanish conquest, the evolution of colonial economic institutions, and the performance of key sectors of the colonial and immediate post-colonial economies. Finally, it analyses of the costs and benefits of independence.
The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 2. The Long Twentieth Century
Volume Two treats the 'long twentieth century' from the onset of modern economic growth to the present. It analyzes the principal dimensions of Latin America's first era of sustained economic growth from the last decades of the nineteenth century to 1930. It explores the era of inward-looking development from the 1930s to the collapse of import-substituting industrialization and the return to strategies of globalization in the 1980s. Finally, it looks at the long term trends in capital flows, agriculture and the environment.
Economics journal article and working paper abstracts. Coverage 1886-present econ lit
OECD Economic Surveys
Reports on economic challenges facing OECD members and select non-member countries, including statistics and analyses. Coverage: 1961 to present
Art and Culture
Latino Cultures in the US
Created by the Google Cultural Institute , one of the largest digital collections of Latino art, culture, and history.
Out of the Wings: Spanish and Spanish American Theatres in Translation
Contain details of plays written in Spanish in different periods and countries, as well as information about their authors, sample translations into English, synopses, performance histories and many other tools for interpreting the featured drama.
Contemporary World Music
Popular musical genres include: reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bhangra, Arab swing and jazz, and many others. Traditional music genres include: Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, etc.