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  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...

  • Yankee Don't Go Home!by Julio Moreno

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility into the middle class, material prosperity, and a new form of democracy--consumer democracy. Julio Moreno describes how Mexico's industrial capitalism... more...

  • Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920-1960by Thomas Rath

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    At the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920, Mexico's large, rebellious army dominated national politics. By the 1940s, Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was led by a civilian president and claimed to have depoliticized the army and achieved the bloodless pacification of the Mexican countryside through land reform, schooling, and indigenismo... more...

  • The Secret History of Genderby Steve J. Stern

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this study of gender relations in late colonial Mexico (ca. 1760-1821), Steve Stern analyzes the historical connections between gender, power, and politics in the lives of peasants, Indians, and other marginalized peoples. Through vignettes of everyday life, he challenges assumptions about gender relations and political culture in a patriarchal... more...

  • Sons of the Sierraby Patrick J. McNamara

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The period following Mexico's war with the United States in 1847 was characterized by violent conflicts, as liberal and conservative factions battled for control of the national government. The civil strife was particularly bloody in south central Mexico, including the southern state of Oaxaca. In Sons of the Sierra , Patrick McNamara explores events... more...

  • Mexican Villageby Josefina Niggli; Marion Fitz-Simons; Maria Herrera-Sobek

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    This is a collection of ten absorbing stories, rich in setting, tense in action, and warm in their sympathy with the human comedy. The main interest in all the stories is the comedy or tragedy in the lives of the people, but each story has its own enveloping action of excitement and color. Pervading the whole is an authentic folk life--Christian... more...

  • Miguel Proby Marisol López-Menéndez

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Miguel Pro: Martyrdom and Politics in Twentieth-Century Mexico examines the complex relationship of modern martyrdom as preserved by memory and factual truth, and as retold through stories intended to impel evolving political and religious aims. López-Menéndez uses the 1927 execution of Miguel Pro, a Jesuit priest caught in the bloody conflict... more...

  • True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexicoby Robert Buffington; Pablo Piccato

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    This edited volume focuses on Mexico's social and cultural history through the lens of celebrated cases of social deviance from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Testaments of Tolucaby Caterina Pizzigoni

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.99

    Testaments written in their own language, Nahuatl, have been crucial for reconstructing the everyday life of the indigenous people of central Mexico after Spanish contact. Those published to date have largely been from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Testaments of Toluca presents a large body of Nahuatl wills (98) from 1652 to 1783... more...

  • City on Fireby Anna Rose Alexander

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem.... more...