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  • 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...

  • Invasion and Transformationby Rebecca P. Brienen; Margaret A. Jackson; Rebecca Parker Brienen

    University Press of Colorado 2007; US$ 45.00

    Invasion and Transformation examines the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and transformations in political, social, cultural, and religious life in Mexico during the Conquest and the ensuing colonial period. In particular, contributors consider the ways in which the Conquest itself was remembered, both in its immediate aftermath and in later... more...

  • Mexico's Indigenous Communitiesby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano; Russ Davidson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    A rich and detailed account of indigenous history in central and southern Mexico from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is an expansive work that destroys the notion that Indians were victims of forces beyond their control and today have little connection with their ancient past. Indian communities continue... more...

  • Negotiation within Dominationby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano; Susan Kellogg; Russ Davidson

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 23.95

    Although indigenous communities reacted to Spanish presence with significant acts of resistance and rebellion, they also turned to negotiation to deal with conflicts and ameliorate the consequences of colonial rule. This affected not only the development of legal systems in New Spain and Mexico but also the survival and continuation of traditional... more...

  • Household Mobility and Persistence in Guadalajara, Mexicoby Monica L. Hardin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This study examines mobility and migration patterns in early nineteenth-century Guadalajara, Mexico. Using data from censuses, notarial records, wills, and other sources, it reveals a high level of mobility that was short term and often cyclical and argues that mobility affected the vast majority of the city?s residents. more...

  • The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexicoby Lisa Sousa

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    This book is an ambitious and wide-ranging social and cultural history of gender relations among indigenous peoples of New Spain, from the Spanish conquest through the first half of the eighteenth century. In this expansive account, Lisa Sousa focuses on four native groups in highland Mexico?the Nahua, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Mixe?and traces cross-cultural... 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...

  • National Cameraby Roberto Tejada

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    In National Camera, Roberto Tejada offers a comprehensive study of Mexican photography from the early twentieth century to today, demonstrating how images have shaped identities in Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands where the two nations and cultures intersect?a place Tejada calls the shared image environment. The ?problem? of photography... more...

  • Rebel Mexicoby Jaime Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.50

    Winner of the 2014 Mexican Book Prize 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... more...

  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 37.99

    This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence.... more...