Latin American History

The term Latin America primarily refers to the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in the Americas.

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
Bolívar: American Liberator
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
The Conquest of New Spain
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
The Last Days of the Incas
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
The Massacre at El Mozote
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

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