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  • Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciadosby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 40.00

    Behind every pronunciamiento , a formal list of grievances designed to spark political change in nineteenth-century Mexico, was a disgruntled individual, rebel, or pronunciado . Initially a role undertaken by soldiers, a pronunciado rallied military communities to petition for local, regional, and even national interests. As the popularity of these... more...

  • Drug War Mexicoby Peter Watt; Roberto Zepeda

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Mexico is in crisis. During the neoliberal era, narcotrafficking has flourished to become one of the country’s biggest sources of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. This insightful, controversial book throws new light on the situation, contending that the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico... more...

  • Knickerbockerby Elizabeth L. Bradley

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes?from a beer brand to a basketball team and more?but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. In fact, he was New York's first truly homegrown... more...

  • Viva Mexico!by Charles Flandrau; Nicholas Shakespeare

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Flandrau was a rich young American with an individual sense of humour and no prejudices, except against Western uniformity. His travel book, first published in 1908, is more than a ramble among the Mexican people. Based on his brother's coffee plantation, he spent the best part of five years in a country which he describes as 'one long carelessly written... more...

  • New York City History for Kidsby Richard Panchyk

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar... more...

  • Mambo Montageby Agustín Laó-Montes; Arlene Dávila

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York... more...

  • East Harlem Rememberedby Christopher Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    The community of East Harlem in New York City lays claim to a rich and culturally diverse history. Once home to 35 ethnicities and 27 languages, the neighborhood attracted Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants in the early twentieth century and later saw an influx of Puerto Rican immigrants and African Americans. In this oral history, former and current... more...

  • The Postclassic to Spanish-Era Transition in Mesoamericaby Susan Kepecs; Rani Alexander; Matthew Restall

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 70.00

    A historical and archaeological analysis of native and Spanish interactions in Mesoamerica and how each culture impacted the other. more...

  • Travelers to the Other Worldby Robert Laughlin; Carol Karasik; Antzelmo Péres

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Laughlin presents a selection of the journals of Zinacantec Maya Romín Teratol and Antzelmo Pérez, describing their journeys to the United States in 1963 and 1967. more...

  • The Ultimate Book of New York Listsby Bert Randolph Sugar; C. N. Richardson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    Where can you find New York City?s best hamburger? What are the ten best songs ever written about New York? The ten best books set in New York? Bert Randolph Sugar and some famous friends answer these burning questions, helping both New Yorkers and tourists learn what makes the greatest city on earth so great. With a foreword by legendary newspaperman... more...