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  • The Heart in the Glass Jarby William E. French

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man?s literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters?as both symbols and material objects?of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s.   William E. French?s innovative study of courtship... 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...

  • Home Grownby Isaac Campos

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But,... more...

  • Maize for the Godsby Michael Blake

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Maize is the world?s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant? ... more...

  • Medicine on the Peripheryby David Sowell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán?s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán?s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico. more...

  • Mexican Indian Folk Designsby Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent... more...

  • The Möbius Stripby Jonathan Amith

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 82.50

    The Möbius Strip is an extensively researched study of the complex transformation of space?from the spatial politics of the state to the spatial practices of peasants?during three centuries of colonial rule in Mexico. 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...

  • Poverty of Democracyby Claudio A. Holzner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Political participation rates have declined steadily in Mexico since the 1990s. The decline has been most severe among the poor, producing a stratified pattern that more and more mirrors Mexico?s severe socioeconomic inequalities. Poverty of Democracy examines the political marginalization of Mexico?s poor despite their key role in the struggle for... 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...