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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 MexicoStanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00
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...
- Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99
This book breaks new ground in the historiography of Mexico during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz by subjecting to detailed analysis the traditional belief that the ideology of the intellectual/political elite known as 'the scientists' was grounded in the philosophical ideas of Herbert Spencer. more...
- Liverpool University Press 2010; US$ 73.99
This book examines a sophisticated effort by radical economic reformers to change the ideology of nationalism in Mexico from 1988-94 and so "reinvent" the country in a way that was more friendly to their market policies, and responses to this by opposition parties. more...
- University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95
A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this period, criminal news and crime fiction... more...