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  • The Inevitable Bandstandby Charles V. Heath

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the hands of the state, music is a political tool. The Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (State Band of Oaxaca, BME), a civil organization nearly as old as the modern state of Oaxaca itself, offers unique insights into the history of a modern political state.   In The Inevitable Bandstand , Charles V. Heath examines the BME?s role as a part... more...

  • Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexicoby Mark Wasserman

    University of New Mexico Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    This account of the history of Mexico from Independence to the Revolution traces the struggle of common people to exert control over their everyday lives. more...

  • Mythological Constructs of Mexican Femininityby Pilar Melero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mexican figures like La Virgen de Guadalupe, la Malinche, la Llorona, and la Chingada reflect different myths of motherhood in Mexican culture. For the first time, Melero examines these instances of portrayed motherhood as a discursive space in the political, cultural, and literary context of early twentieth century Mexico. more...

  • A Black Corps d'Eliteby Richard Hill; Peter Hogg

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 35.95

    For several years, the armies of Napoleon III deployed some 450 Muslim Sudanese slave soldiers in Veracruz, the port of Mexico City. As in the other case of Western hemisphere military slavery (the West India Regiments, a British unit in existence 1795-1815), the Sudanese were imported from Africa in the hopes that they would better survive the tropical... more...

  • The U.S.-Mexican Border Todayby Paul Ganster; David E. Lorey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now fully updated and revised, this book systematically explores the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States. In a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey, the authors consider the historical development, current politics and key issues, society, environment, economy, and daily life of the border region. more...

  • Blood and Thunderby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of ?Manifest Destiny,? this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert... more...

  • National Cameraby Roberto Tejada

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 83.00

    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 in the borderlands where the two nations and cultures intersect—a place Tejada calls the shared image environment.The “problem”... 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...

  • 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...

  • Mexicoby Roderic Ai Camp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 10.99

    Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer--that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, or illegal drugs. It is less a neighbor than a sibling; no matter... more...