The CSI Library has a large collection of print and electronic books about Latin America and the Caribbean which can be located by using OneSearch. Circulating books from the collection are housed in the library's stacks on the third floor.
Includes the work of 201 Latino writers from the Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American traditions, as well as from the traditions of other Spanish-speaking countries. It traces five centuries of writing, from letters to the Spanish crown by sixteenth-century conquistadors to the cutting-edge expressions of twenty-first-century cartoonistas and artists of reggaetaon.
This book examines the diverse and interlocking experiences of people of indigenous, African, and European backgrounds from the onset of independence until the present day, and analyzes the major and minor political events that shaped Latin American history, while portraying the everyday lives of men and women from a variety of class, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
From the first Christian evangelists' arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late 20th century, this book explores the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed.
A compilation of biographies of the most notable figures in Latin American history. Entries include revolutionary, political, and military figures of the past as well as contemporary Latin American presidents, thus providing an overview of the region's leadership.
This work addresses the social implications of climate change in indigenous people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the options for improving indigenous peoples' resilience and adaptability to these phenomena.
From the arrival of the first Europeans in the region until the 1930s, plantations brought unprecedented wealth to Old World owners and led to bloody wars. This text explores the history, context and consequences of the major changes that marked the Caribbean between Columbus' initial landing and the Great Depression.