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  • '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$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Hunt for Pancho Villa - The Columbus Raid and Pershing#s Punitive Expedition 1916-17by Alejandro De Quesada; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    On March 9, 1916, troops under the command of Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico and its local detachment of the US 13th Cavalry Regiment, killing 18 people and burning the town. Six days later, on orders from President Woodrow Wilson, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing led an expeditionary force of 4,800 men into Mexico to capture Villa.... more...

  • A Time to Standby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Besieged by General Santa Anna?s five thousand troops, a handful of Texans fought for liberty in the face of overwhelming odds Looking out over the walls of the whitewashed Alamo, sweltering in the intense sun of a February heat wave, Colonel William Travis knew his small garrison had little chance of holding back the Mexican army. Even after... more...

  • La Luchaby Jon Sack; Lucha Castro

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    A front-line human rights defender fighting murderous impunity in the Mexican borderlands The Mexican border state of Chihuahua and its city Juárez have become notorious the world over as hotbeds of violence. Drug cartel battles and official corruption result in more murders annually in Chihuahua than in wartorn Afghanistan. Thanks to a culture... more...

  • Prehistoric Coastal Adaptationsby Barbara L. Stark; Barbara Voorhies

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Prehistoric Coastal Adaptations: The Economy and Ecology of Maritime Middle America is a compendium of research papers and treatises on Middle American people who lived within coastal habitats. The collection aims to reveal distinctive coastal adaptations and the role of Middle American people in major social transformations. The book discusses topics... more...

  • The Codex Borgiaby Gisele Díaz; Alan Rodgers

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Considered by many scholars the finest extant Mexican codex and one of the most important original sources for the study of pre-Columbian religion, the Codex Borgia is a work of profound beauty, filled with strange and evocative images related to calendrical, cosmological, ritual, and divinatory matters. Generally similar to such Mixtec manuscripts... more...

  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Conflict and Carnage in Yucatánby Douglas W. Richmond

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Yucatán Peninsula has one of the longest, most multifaceted histories in the Americas. With the arrival of Europeans, native Maya with long and successful cultural and diplomatic traditions of their own had to grapple with outside forces attempting to impose new templates of life and politics on them.   Conflict and Carnage in Yucatán provides... more...