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HIS 385 Modern Latin America: Sample Books and Articles: History of Latin America

Focus on Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba, with some attention also given to Andean, Central American, and Caribbean regions since 1820.

Here Are Just a Few of the Many Journal Articles, Books, and Primary Sources You Can Find...

Some Examples of Books and Journal ArticlesYou Can Find Using the OneSearch Catalog


The Argentine Reader: History, Culture, and Society. Example: "The Mad Women at the Plaza del Mayo"

Borders and Bridges: A History of US Latin American Relations (Praeger, 2006)                                MAKE A PASCAL REQUEST

Caudillos in Spanish America: 1800-1850  (Clarendon Press, 1992)                                                MAKE A PASCAL REQUEST

Brunstetter, Daniel R. “Sepúlveda, Las Casas, and the other: Exploring the tension between moral universalism and alterity.” The Review of Politics (2010): 409-435.

Ching, Erik. “Beyond Displacement: Campesinos, Refugees, and Collective Action in the Salvadoran Civil War. (Critical Human Rights.).” American Historical Review 117, no. 1 (February 2012): 257. doi:10.1086/ahr.117.1.257.

Courtney, Jocelyn. “The Civil War That Was Fought by Children: Understanding the Role of Child Combatants in El Salvador’s Civil War, 1980-1992.” Journal of Military History 74, no. 2 (April 2010): 523–556.

D’Haeseleer, Brian. “American Civic Action: The National Campaign Plan and the Failure to Win ‘Hearts and Minds’ in El Salvador.” Diplomacy & Statecraft 26, no. 3 (September 2015): 494–513.

Keen, Benjamin. “The Legacy of Bartolomé de las Casas.” Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America (1988).

Losada, Angel. “The Controversy between Sepúlveda and Las Casas in the Junta of Valladolid.” In Friede and Keen, Bartolomé de Las Casas in History, 282-288.

McSherry, J. Patrice. “Brian D’Haeseleer. The Salvadoran Crucible: The Failure of US Counterinsurgency in El Salvador, 1979–1992.” American Historical Review 124, no. 1 (February 2019): 303–5. doi:10.1093/ahr/rhy486.

Medina, Rafael Alarcón, and Leigh Binford. “Revisiting the El Mozote Massacre: Memory and Politics in Postwar El Salvador.” Journal of Genocide Research 16, no. 4 (December 2014): 513–33. doi:10.1080/14623528.2014.975953.

Moodie, Ellen. “Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory.” Hispanic American Historical Review 98, no. 3 (August 2018): 547–48. doi:10.1215/00182168-6933875.

Oñate, Andrea. “The Red Affair: FMLN-Cuban Relations during the Salvadoran Civil War, 1981-92.” Cold War History 11, no. 2 (May 2011): 133–54. doi:10.1080/14682745.2010.545566.

“U.S. Declassified Documents Revisit El Salvador.” National Catholic Reporter, October 24, 2014.

Valis, Noël. “Fear and Torment in El Salvador.” Massachusetts Review 48, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 117–131.

Velásquez Estrada, Ruth Elizabeth. “Grassroots Peacemaking: The Paradox of Reconciliation in El Salvador.” Social Justice 41, no. 3 (July 2014): 69–86.