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  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Santaby Federico Gamboa

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her family. Once in the city, Santa turns to prostitution and soon gains prominence as Mexico City's most sought-after courtesan. Despite the opportunities... more...

  • Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexicoby Edward Beatty

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In the late nineteenth century, Mexican citizens quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many goods and services. Rapid technological change supported economic growth and also brought cultural change and social dislocation. Drawing on three detailed case studies?the... 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...

  • ˇTequila!by Marie Gaytán

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Italy has grappa, Russia has vodka, Jamaica has rum. Around the world, certain drinks?especially those of the intoxicating kind?are synonymous with their peoples and cultures. For Mexico, this drink is tequila. For many, tequila can conjure up scenes of body shots on Cancún bars and coolly garnished margaritas on sandy beaches. Its power is equally... more...

  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.49

    This fantastic book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Aztecs. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the city of Tenochtitlan, religion and gods, Aztec law and many more. The 'All About' series is an educational collection of books... more...

  • All About: Mysterious Mayaby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, gives an in-depth account of what life was like for the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica. It explains how everyday life was influenced by religion and describes the evidence that has been gathered to support ideas.As well as religion and mythology it covers society, government, law, farming, industry,... more...

  • The Archaeology of Political Structureby Olivier de Montmollin

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 55.00

    A substantial contribution to the practice and theory of settlement studies within complex societies. more...

  • Blood and Thunderby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of ?Manifest Destiny,? this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert... more...

  • Bracerosby Deborah Cohen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. In Braceros , Deborah Cohen asks why these migrants provoked so much concern and anxiety in the United States and what the Mexican government expected to... more...