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  • Zapatista Encuentroby Zapatistas

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 6.95

    "Why is everyone so quiet? Is this the democracy you wanted?" So ask the Zapatistas, the group of indigenous Mexicans who, on January 1, 1994, mounted a rebellion against the implementation of NAFTA, political corruption, and the slow, unreported genocide of indigenous people worldwide. As the group expressed their demands and revealed their tactics,... more...

  • 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$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Latin America 2013by Robert T. Buckman

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 21.99

    A comprehensive, timely and entertaining account of the political, cultural and economic dynamics of more than 30 discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. more...

  • The Civilizing Machineby Michael Matthews

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 40.00

    In late nineteenth-century Mexico the Mexican populace was fascinated with the country?s booming railroad network. Newspapers and periodicals were filled with art, poetry, literature, and social commentaries exploring the symbolic power of the railroad. As a symbol of economic, political, and industrial modernization, the locomotive served to... more...

  • The Conquistadorsby Hammond Innes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    This enthralling study which examines the impact of the Spaniards upon the Aztec and Inca worlds is dominated by the personalities involved, in particular Cortes and Montezuma. Their confrontation in the Aztec lake-city of Tenochtitlan is a moving drama of human conflict revealing the dilemma and the enigma of the Indians. It is a story of battles... more...

  • Dreaming of Dry Landby Vera Candiani

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Not long after the conquest, the City of Mexico's rise to become the crown jewel in the Spanish empire was compromised by the lakes that surrounded it. Their increasing propensity to overflow destroyed wealth and alarmed urban elites, who responded with what would become the most transformative and protracted drainage project in the early modern America?the... more...

  • The Dangerous Divideby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    How do we balance border security and America?s need for a vital workforce while continuing to provide access to the American dream? Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States has steadily ramped up security along the U.S.-Mexico border, transforming America?s legendary Southwest into a frontier of fear. Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt roams... more...