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    The online bibliography is available here.

    Preliminary and Background Reading

    General Texts on Lain American History

    George Reid Andrews. Afro-Latin America. Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 2016.

    Matthew Brown From Frontiers to Football : An Alternative History of Latin America Since 1800, Reaktion Books, Limited, 2014.

    John Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (any edition)

    Andrew Dawson, Latin America since Independence: A History with Primary Sources, 2011.

    Will Fowler, Latin America since 1780 (any edition)

    Shawn William Miller, An Environmental History of Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007

    Jose Moya (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History, 2012.

    Salomon, Frank and Stuart Schwartz (eds). The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

    Edwin Williamson, Penguin History of Latin America (any edition)

    You will find some more readings on the Year 1 course Latin America: Themes and Problems

    General Texts on Human Rights and the History of Human Rights and Human Rights in Latin America

    Agosín, Marjorie, ed. Writing Toward Hope: The Literature of Human Rights in Latin America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.

    Cardenas, Sonia. Human Rights in Latin America. A Politics of Terror and Hope. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

    Jack Donnelly, International Human Rights. 4th ed. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2012.

    Jack Donnelly, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

    Edward L. Cleary. The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America. Westport, CT: Praeger 1997.

    Edward L. Cleary. Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian, 2007.

    Mark Goodale. Surrendering to Utopia: An Anthropology of Human Rights. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.

    Margaret E. Keck, and Kathryn Sikkink. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Cornell University Press, 1998.

    Lynn Hunt. Inventing Human Rights. W. W. Norton, 2008.

    Michael Ignatieff, Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry. Princeton: 2003.

    Steven L. B. Jensen The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016.

    Micheline R. Ishay, The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era. Berkeley, UC Press, 2008, 2nd edition.

    Patrick William Kelly. Sovereign Emergencies: Latin America and the Making of Global Human Rights Politics. Cambridge University Press: 2018.

    Sandel, Michael J. Liberalism and the Limits of Justice. 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 1998.

    Samuel Moyn. The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History. Belknap Press, 2012.

    Samuel Moyn. Christian Human Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

    Samuel Moyn. Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World. Harvard University Press, 2018.

    Kathryn Sikkink. Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America. (Cornell University Press, 2011)

    Sikkink, Kathryn. 2014. “Latin American Countries as Norm Protagonists of the Idea of International Human Rights.” Global Governance 20(3): 389-404.

    Sikkink, Kathryn. 2018. Evidence for Hope Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

    Daniel J. Whelan, Indivisible Human Rights – A History. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2010.

    Alexander Wilde. Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present. University of Notre Dame Press: 2015.

    See also the Oxford Online Bibliography for Human Rights in Latin America

    Useful Podcast Series:

    Latin American Perspectives

    Using Warwick Library Resources for Further Reading

    Kat Waters, Academic Support Librarian has put together this brilliant video, Resources to Support the Study of Latin American History ,about accessing primary and secondary source material in the library. This will be useful in researching for your essays, presentations and the practical written assignment.

    Primary Sources

    The Modern Records Centre has an excellent resource tailored to the course including digitised sources.The Human Rights in Latin America resource is especially useful for the study of social rights and labour in the early to mid-twentieth century since those documents could be digitised as they are out of copyright. However, their collection holds a lot of useful resources about human rights in the region from the later twentieth-century and up to the present day so it may be well worth a visit. There is some information below about their catalogue of material related to Latin America including a digitised collection about solidarity with Chile.

    The Modern Records Centre has an excellent guide to Sources for the Study of Latin America available in their collection.

    The Modern Records Centre has also produced the excellent Warwick Digital Archive of the Chile Solidarity Campaign.

    Useful Websites

    Amnesty International

    Centre for Justice and International Law

    Human Rights Watch

    Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

    The Organization Of American States

    North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

    University of Minnesota, International Human Rights

    Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

    Latin American Network Information Centre (LANIC)


    You can access the bibliography and readings for each seminar by clicking on the appropriate week in the syllabus section
    The online bibliography is available here.