LASA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Latin American Studies Association.

Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editors Debbie Gershenowitz and Andriena Fernandez, learn about our new books in our Envisioning Cuba and Latin America in Translation Series, and more.


New Books in our Envisioning Cuba series
New Books in our Latin America in Translation Series

NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: LATINX HISTORIES

As a leading publisher of American and Latin American history, UNC Press is delighted to announce the launch of Latinx Histories, a book series premised on the view that understanding Latinx history is essential to a more complete and complex understanding of the history of the United States, the Americas, and the world. The series editors and advisory board welcome book proposals that examine and offer a historical framework for the experiences of Latinx people ranging from earliest indigenous settlement in what is now known as the United States through the present-day transnational U.S. and beyond, resulting in a collection of innovative historical works that push the boundaries of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, migration, and nationalism within and around Latinx communities.

For more information, visit the Latinx Histories series page.

Co-editors:
Lori Flores, Stony Brook University
Michael Innis-Jimén

Editorial Advisory Board:
Llana Barber, SUNY Old Westbury
Adrian Burgos, University of Illinois
Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University
Julio Capó, Jr., Florida International University
Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara
María Cristina García, Cornell University
Ramón Gutierréz, University of Chicago
Paul Ortiz, University of Florida

Please submit proposals and inquiries to: 
Lori Flores, series co-editor: lori.flores@stonybrook.edu
Michael Innis-Jiménez, series co-editor: ij@ua.edu
Debbie Gershenowitz, executive editor, UNC Press: 
debbie.gershenowitz@uncpress.org


And, be sure to check out The Latin Americanist journal.


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent LASA conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Click here for our full list of books in Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


These Ragged Edges

These Ragged Edges

Histories of Violence along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Andrew J. Torget, Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle

Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

Child Migration and the Geopolitics of Compassion in the United States

Anita Casavantes Bradford

The Slave Sublime

The Slave Sublime

The Language of Violence in Caribbean Literature and Music

Stacy J. Lettman

Hemispheric Alliances

Hemispheric Alliances

Liberal Democrats and Cold War Latin America

Andrew J. Kirkendall

Border Bodies

Border Bodies

Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands

Bernadine Marie Hernández

Rude Citizenship

Rude Citizenship

Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright, and the Reverberations of Colonial Power

Larisa Kingston Mann

Bedlam in the New World

Bedlam in the New World

A Mexican Madhouse in the Age of Enlightenment

Christina Ramos

The Young Lords

The Young Lords

A Radical History

Johanna Fernández

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

Alan McPherson

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

Underwriters of the United States

Underwriters of the United States

How Insurance Shaped the American Founding

Hannah Farber

Caribeños at the Table

Caribeños at the Table

How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City

Melissa Fuster

Grotesque Touch

Grotesque Touch

Women, Violence, and Contemporary Circum-Caribbean Narratives

Amy King

Meatpacking America

Meatpacking America

How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941

Jessica M. Kim

American Baroque

American Baroque

Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Revolutionaries for the Right

Revolutionaries for the Right

Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Kyle Burke

Oil Palm

Oil Palm

A Global History

Jonathan E. Robins

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Brazil, the United States, and the Creation of the Religious Right

Benjamin A. Cowan

Dancing with the Revolution

Dancing with the Revolution

Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba

Elizabeth B. Schwall

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Dale W. Tomich, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Carlos Venegas Fornias, Rafael de Bivar Marquese

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Eric Williams, William A. Darity Jr., Colin A. Palmer

Cuban Memory Wars

Cuban Memory Wars

Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

Michael J. Bustamante

The Shadow of El Centro

The Shadow of El Centro

A History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity

Jessica Ordaz

The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean

The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean

Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation, and Boundary Making

Sharika D. Crawford

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

Lula and His Politics of Cunning

Lula and His Politics of Cunning

From Metalworker to President of Brazil

John D. French

The Right to Live in Health

The Right to Live in Health

Medical Politics in Postindependence Havana

Daniel A. Rodríguez

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas

The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Katherine M. Marino

Blue Texas

Blue Texas

The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Max Krochmal

With Masses and Arms

With Masses and Arms

Peru's Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

Miguel La Serna

Jamaica Ladies

Jamaica Ladies

Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Christine Walker

Brazil's Revolution in Commerce

Brazil's Revolution in Commerce

Creating Consumer Capitalism in the American Century

James P. Woodard

Self-Defense in Mexico

Self-Defense in Mexico

Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars

Luis Hernández Navarro, Ramor Ryan

Mining Language

Mining Language

Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World

Allison Margaret Bigelow

Latin America and the Global Cold War

Latin America and the Global Cold War

Thomas C. Field Jr., Stella Krepp, Vanni Pettinà

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

Jeffrey Alan Erbig Jr.

Landscape of Migration

Landscape of Migration

Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

Beatriz Allende

Beatriz Allende

A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

Tanya Harmer

The Young Lords

The Young Lords

A Radical History

Johanna Fernández

Porous Borders

Porous Borders

Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim

Policing Los Angeles

Policing Los Angeles

Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

Cuban Revolution in America

Cuban Revolution in America

Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Teishan A. Latner

City of Inmates

City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

All the Agents and Saints, Paperback Edition

All the Agents and Saints, Paperback Edition

Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Celia Sánchez Manduley

Celia Sánchez Manduley

The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary

Tiffany A. Sippial

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

No Barrier Can Contain It

No Barrier Can Contain It

Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship

Keila Grinberg, Kristin M. McGuire

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots

Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois, Richard Lee Turits

The Second American Revolution

The Second American Revolution

The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Eloquence Embodied

Eloquence Embodied

Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

These People Have Always Been a Republic

These People Have Always Been a Republic

Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598–1912

Maurice S. Crandall

Incarcerated Stories

Incarcerated Stories

Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State

Shannon Speed

Drug War Pathologies

Drug War Pathologies

Embedded Corporatism and U.S. Drug Enforcement in the Americas

Horace A. Bartilow

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941

Jessica M. Kim

The King of Adobe

The King of Adobe

Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

Lorena Oropeza

The Invention of the Favela

The Invention of the Favela

Licia do Prado Valladares, Robert N. Anderson

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase

Rice in the Time of Sugar

Rice in the Time of Sugar

The Political Economy of Food in Cuba

Louis A. Pérez Jr.

New World Cities

New World Cities

Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas

John Tutino, Martin V. Melosi

Slave No More

Slave No More

Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Aline Helg, Lara Vergnaud

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas

The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Katherine M. Marino

Prieto

Prieto

Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Henry B. Lovejoy

Intimations of Modernity

Intimations of Modernity

Civil Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Mapping Diaspora

Mapping Diaspora

African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

The Smugglers' World

The Smugglers' World

Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Jesse Cromwell

Indigenous Cosmolectics

Indigenous Cosmolectics

Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana

War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

The People of the River

The People of the River

Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835–1945

Oscar de la Torre

Making Machu Picchu

Making Machu Picchu

The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru

Mark Rice

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García

The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940–1976

The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940–1976

Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street

Benjamin T. Smith

Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage

Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage

Governing through Slavery in Colonial Quito

Sherwin K. Bryant

Migrant Longing

Migrant Longing

Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Miroslava Chávez-García

Bernardo de Gálvez

Bernardo de Gálvez

Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia