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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rebel Mexicoby Jaime Pensado

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    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...