We have a vast range of interviews on both South America and North America. On Latin America we have interviews dedicated to a number of countries, including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico. We also have interviews looking at the rise of Latin America, on Latin American novels, Latin American history and Latin American politics.
There are a range of interviews focused on political and cultural issues across the continent. William LeoGrande chooses his best books on US relations with Latin America, Bernard Bailyn looks at Atlantic history and Johann Hari chooses his best books on the war on drugs. Ruth Gomberg-Munoz looks at America’s undocumented workers.
Our coverage of North America spans from individual cities to its role in the world. We have experts choosing their best books on Quebec, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Texas, the American West, the American desert, New Orleans and Hollywood. There are interviews on American poetry, American food and American English. There are books on the history of American women and Communism in America.
On the international role of the United States, we have interviews on US Foreign policy, American imperialism, US interventionism, drone warfare, US militarism, the US intelligence services, Egypt and America, understanding the war in Afghanistan and many more. Among our interviews related to United States domestic politics are ones on lobbying, the US constitution, how Americans vote, Supreme Court of the United Sates (SCOTUS) justices, the politics of policymaking, race and American policing and many more.
As a country that was created after the first and only successful slave revolt in history, Haiti looms large in the popular imagination. Here, Christian Wisskirchen, founding member and former chair of The Haiti Support Group, recommends five books that reveal much about Haiti and what makes it special, and its fascinating and often traumatic history since independence in 1804.