Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE! See details.

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LASA Virtual Exhibit

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

UNC Press LASA Virtual Exhibit

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 editor Elaine Maisner, learn about our new books in our Envisioning Cuba and Latin America in Translation Series, and more.



Congratulations to our 2020 LASA Book Award Winners:

LASA Book Award winners

Feminism for the Americas by Katherine M. Marino

2020 Luciano Tomassini Book Award

The Occupation of Havana by Elena A. Schneider

2020 Bryce Wood Book Award

The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940–1976 by Benjamin T. Smith

2020 Howard F. Cline Book Prize



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

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.



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

Self-Defense in Mexico

Self-Defense in Mexico

Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars

Luis Hernández Navarro, Ramor Ryan

Brazil's Revolution in Commerce

Brazil's Revolution in Commerce

Creating Consumer Capitalism in the American Century

James P. Woodard

Latin America and the Global Cold War

Latin America and the Global Cold War

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

Mining Language

Mining Language

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

Allison Margaret Bigelow

Landscape of Migration

Landscape of Migration

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

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

Jeffrey Alan Erbig Jr.

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

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

No Barrier Can Contain It

No Barrier Can Contain It

Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

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

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

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

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

Alan McPherson

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

Rice in the Time of Sugar

Rice in the Time of Sugar

The Political Economy of Food in Cuba

Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase

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