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  • Teaching and Studying the Americasby Anthony B. Pinn; Caroline F. Levander; Michael O. Emerson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book considers how interdisciplinary conversation, critique, and collaboration enrich and transform humanities and social science education for those teaching and studying traditional Americanist fields. The transition from a national to a hemispheric American Studies cirriculum and program is both exciting and daunting. On the one hand, it promises... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 34.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • '68by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial... more...

  • El Sicarioby Molly Molloy; Charles Bowden

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs and reveals why the violence that now defines the American-Mexican border will only worsen. more...

  • Politics and Trade in Mexico 1750?1821by Brian R. Hamnett

    Cambridge University Press 1971; US$ 28.00

    Brian Hamnett has based his study on archival sources in Seville and Mexico. more...

  • Territories in Resistanceby Raul Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    A thoughtful examination of social relations in Latin America, from one of the region's foremost political analysts. more...

  • A MIRACLE, A UNIVERSEby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    In recent years as countries around the globe have begun to move from dictatorial to more democratic systems of governance, no more traumatic (or dramatic) ethical problem has arisen than what to do with the previous regime?s torturers. In most cases, the security and military apparatuses, responsible for the overwhelming majority of human-rights abuses,... more...

  • The Shield of the Weakby Christine Ehrick

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 45.00

    A timely study of women's social advancement in Uruguay during a period of unprecented political reform early in the twentieth century. more...

  • Errant Modernismby Esther Gabara

    Duke University Press 2009; US$ 94.95

    Examines photographs, mixed media essays, and experimental literature from two of the most influential modernist avant-garde movements in Latin America, proposing a theory of modernism that addresses the intersection of ethics and aesthetics. more...

  • Rebel Mexicoby Jaime Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    In the middle of the twentieth century, a growing tide of student activism in Mexico reached a level that could not be ignored, culminating with the 1968 movement. This book traces the rise, growth, and consequences of Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties (1956-1971). Historian Jaime M. Pensado closely analyzes student politics and youth... more...