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  • I Saw a City Invincibleby Gilbert M. Joseph; Mark D. Szuchman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 28.99

    When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synonymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical... more...

  • For la Patriaby Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 32.99

    Defending 'la Patria,' or 'homeland,' is the historical mission claimed by Latin American armed forces. For la Patria is a comprehensive narrative history of the military's political role in Latin America in national defense and security. Latin American civil-military relations and the role of the armed forces in politics, like those of all modern... more...

  • Mestizoby Arnoldo Carlos Vento

    University Press of America 1997; US$ 69.99

    This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics, Latin American studies and ethnic studies. more...

  • A Social History of Mexico's Railroadsby Teresa Van Hoy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 36.99

    Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted rural and provincial Mexican residents in communities traversed by the rails. In this beautifully written and original book, Teresa Van Hoy connects... more...

  • The Women's Revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953by Stephanie Mitchell; Patience A. Schell; Katherine Elaine Bliss; Sarah A. Buck; Stephanie E. Mitchell; Carmen Ramos Escandón; Martha Eva Rocha; Nichole Sanders; Stephanie Smith; Andrew G. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99

    This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and through politics and community activism. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, the volume illuminates the ways women variously accepted, contested,... more...

  • Fire & Bloodby T. R. Fehrenbach

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The author of many critically acclaimed books, military historian T.R. Fehrenbach provides the reader with this exciting and timely history of the territory that is today known as Mexico. His book sweeps us from the great civilizations of the Olmecs and the Aztecs to the Spanish settlers who brutally claimed the land for their own, and from the political... more...

  • Sons of the Sierraby Patrick J. McNamara

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Sons of the Sierra: Juárez, Díaz, and the People of Ixtlán, Oaxaca, 1855-1920 more...

  • Mexicoby Enrique Krauze

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • Amazonian Geographiesby Jacqueline M. Vadjunec; Marianne Schmink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Amazonia exists in our imagination as well as on the ground. It is a mysterious and powerful construct in our psyches yet shares multiple (trans)national borders and diverse ecological and cultural landscapes. It is often presented as a seemingly homogeneous place: a lush tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and plant diversity, as well as... more...