Revolutions: Latin America in the Cold War

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  • Americas: the changing face of Latin America and the Caribbean / Peter Winn. F1414 .W56 1992
  • A brief history of Argentina / Jonathan C. Brown. F2831 .B88 2003
  • A brief history of Central America / Lynn V. Foster. F1436 .F68 2007
  • A brief history of Mexico / Lynn V. Foster. F1226 .F67 1997
  • Brazil: five centuries of change / Thomas E. Skidmore. F2521 .S54
  • Cambridge history of Latin America / Leslie Bethell, editor. F1410 .C1834 1984 vols 7-10
  • NEW The Cold War: a history in documents and eyewitness accounts / Jussi M. Hanhimaki and Odd Arne Westad. D839.3 .C58 2004
  • The cold war: a world history / Odd Arne Westad. D843 .W445 2017
  • Cold war: an international history / Carole K. Fink. D843 .F456 2014
  • NEW Colombia: a concise contemporary history / Michael J. LaRosa and German R. Mejia
  • A concise history of Bolivia / Herbert S. Klein. F3321 .K54 2011
  • Cuba: a new history/ Richard Gott. F1776 .G68 2004
  • NEW Democracy and dictatorship in Latin America / Thomas Draper, editor. F1414.2 D43
  • The Dominican Republic: a national history / Frank Moya Pons. F1938 .M69 1995
  • El Salvador: Central America in the new Cold War / Marvin E. Gettleman et al, editors. F1488.3 .E4 1987
  • The history of Argentina / Daniel K. Lewis. F2831 .L69 2015
  • The history of Chile / John L. Rector. F3081 .R43 2003
  • The history of Cuba / Clifford L. Staten. F1788 .S695 2015
  • NEW The history of Venezuela / H. Micheal Tarver and Julia C. Frederick. F2321 .T24 2006
  • NEW The history of Latin America / Marshall C. Eakin. F1410 .E25 2007
  • NEW Inevitable revolutions: the United States in Central America / Walter LaFeber. F1436.8 .U6 L33 1993
  • NEW The last colonial massacre: Latin America in the Cold War / Greg Grandin. F1466.5 .G73 2011
  • Mexico: biography of power: a history of modern Mexico, 1810-1996 / Enrique Krauze. F1231.5 .K72 1997
  • Mexico in world history / William H. Beezley. F1226 .B44 2011
  • NEW Modern Latin America / Thomas E. Skidmore and others. F1413 .S55 2014
  • Nicaragua: the first five years / Thomas W. Walker, editor. F1528 N5176 1985
  • Oxford handbook of Latin American history / Jose C. Moya, editor. (an online ebook)
  • Oxford handbook of the Cold War / Richard H. Immerman and Petra Goedde, editors. (an online ebook)
  • NEW Problems in modern Latin American history / James A. Wood, editor. F1413 .P76 2014
  • See also Country Studies (online versions of books published between 1986 and 1998 by the Library of Congress providing comprehensive information on countries of the world)

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  • BBC Country Profiles (a brief timeline is provided for each country with a link at the bottom to the full timeline)
  • The Cold War Museum (browse by decade or search by country)
  • Country Studies (online versions of books published from 1986 to 1988 by the Library of Congress providing comprehensive information on countries of the world)
  • Latin America and the Cold War (a Libguide from Primary Source, a nonprofit organization that works to advance global education in schools)
  • Timelines of History (timelines by days, countries, centuries, subjects and more)