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  • British Lions and Mexican Eaglesby Paul Garner

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    Between 1889 and 1919, Weetman Pearson became one of the world's most important engineering contractors, a pioneer in the international oil industry, and one of Britain's wealthiest men. At the center of his global business empire were his interests in Mexico. While Pearson's extraordinary success in Mexico took place within the context of unprecedented... more...

  • A Nation of Emigrantsby David Fitzgerald

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 55.00

    What do governments do when much of their population simply gets up and walks away? In Mexico and other migrant-sending countries, mass emigration prompts governments to negotiate a new social contract with their citizens abroad. After decades of failed efforts to control outflow, the Mexican state now emphasizes voluntary ties, dual nationality, and... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have... more...

  • Fanning the Sacred Flameby Brian D. Dillon; Matthew A. Boxt

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 40.00

    Fanning the Sacred Flame: Mesoamerican Studies in Honor of H. B. Nicholson contains twenty-two original papers in tribute to H. B. "Nick" Nicholson, a pioneer of Mesoamerican research. His intellectual legacy is recognized by Mesoamerican archaeologists, art historians, ethnohistorians, and ethnographers--students, colleagues, and friends who derived... more...

  • Primitive Revolutionby Jason Dormady

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring more...

  • Narcolandby Anabel Hernandez; Roberto Saviano

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    The product of five years? investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel Hernández, Narcoland  has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. The definitive history of the... more...

  • Two Nations Indivisibleby Shannon K. O'Neil

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 20.99

    Five freshly decapitated human heads are thrown onto a crowded dance floor in western Mexico. A Mexican drug cartel dismembers the body of a rival and then stitches his face onto a soccer ball. These are the sorts of grisly tales that dominate the media, infiltrate movies and TV shows, and ultimately shape Americans' perception of Mexico as a dangerous... more...

  • Imagining la Chica Modernaby Joanne Hershfield

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 79.95

    A look at how the modern woman was envisioned in postrevolutionary Mexican popular culture and how she figured in contestations over Mexican national identity. more...

  • Traveling from New Spain to Mexicoby Magali M. Carrera

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 89.95

    How colonial mapping traditions were combined with practices of nineteenth-century visual culture in the first maps of independent Mexico, particularly in those created by the respected cartographer Antonio García Cubas. more...

  • The Mexican Revolutionby Douglas W. Richmond; Sam W. Haynes; John Mason Hart; Nicholas Villanueva; Don M. Coerver; Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga; Linda B. Hall; Francisco E. Balderrama; Jürgen Buchenau; Lewis E. Stephen; Assad Marti´nez Carlos; Thomas Benjamin; John Mason Hart

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    In 1910 insurgent leaders crushed the Porfirian dictatorship, but in the years that followed fought among themselves, until a nationalist consensus produced the 1917 Constitution. This in turn provided the basis for a reform agenda that transformed Mexico in the modern era. The civil war and the reforms that followed receive new and insightful attention... more...