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- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 25.00
Reflecting on how a student?s parents met because of a fly ball to center field in a summer softball game, author Robert Root wondered how the lives of that student?s parents and of the student himself would have changed had the batter bunted or struck out. Haunted by this pure example of happenstance, he began to ponder his own existence, dependent... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 79.99
Bodenschätze, die überwältigenden Naturschönheiten, die Vielfalt scheinbar intakter Kulturen, wirtschaftliche Vielfalt - das sind Stichwörter, die man gemeinhin mit den Anden verbindet. Erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wird eine Gesamtschau eines Erdraums versucht, der durch die längste Gebirgskette der Erde verbunden ist. In diesem Raum von außerordentlicher... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 47.99
The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways that Indians across Chiapas have carved out autonomous cultural and political spaces in their diverse communities and regions. Offering a consistent... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 40.99
The only substantive study of Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution, this book traces the remarkable life story of a complex and little-understood, yet key figure in Mexico's history. Jürgen Buchenau draws on a rich array of archival evidence from Mexico, the United States, and Europe to explore Calles's origins and political trajectory,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 27.99
This volume aims to spotlight six of contemporary Mexico's most important opposition figures. In-depth interviews conducted by Carlos B. Gil introduce the reader to such increasingly influential leaders as Jesus Gonzalez Schmal, of the conservative PAN; Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the most successful opposition candidate in Mexico's history; and Jorge Alcocer... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 30.99
Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect Washington, D.C., from Confederate capture. Its strong financial support for the national government... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95
The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place in native Indian societies over three centuries, focusing on disruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception of reality, the spread of the European... more...
- Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 21.95
M. M. McAllen writes about the history of the Southwest and Mexico. Her other books include I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, depicting the blending cultures against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and border upheavals; and A Brave Boy and... more...