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  • Our Lady of Guadalupeby Carl Anderson; Eduardo Chavez

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.99

    Nearly a decade after Spain's conquest of Mexico, the future of Christianity on the American continent was very much in doubt. Confronted with a hostile colonial government and Native Americans wary of conversion, the newly-appointed bishop-elect of Mexico wrote to tell the King of Spain that, unless there was a miracle, the continent would be lost.... more...

  • Artifacts of Revolutionby Patrice Elizabeth Olsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 79.99

    This innovative history utilizes the built environment as a means of tracing the path of the consolidation of the Mexican Revolution. Patrice Elizabeth Olsen considers the physical changes in Mexico City's built environment, using them to evaluate the extent and direction of regime consolidation of successive governments during the critical period... more...

  • The Beginnings of Mesoamerican Civilizationby Robert M. Rosenswig

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    Rosenswig proposes that we understand Early Formative Mesoamerica as an archipelago of complex societies. more...

  • El Sicarioby Molly Molloy; Charles Bowden

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.62

    MEET EL SICARIO. A fugitive in the US with a $250,000 price tag on his head. He has executed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture, spent years working for the state police, and received training from the FBI. In grim and graphic detail he offers a series of confessions: -- Why he first became involved... more...

  • Drug Lord: A True Storyby Terrence E. Poppa; Charles Bowden

    Cinco Puntos Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    ?This book could function as an owner?s manual for the Mexican drug cartels.??Charles Bowden more...

  • Made in Mexicoby Chris Goertzen

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book concerns the aesthetic, political, and socio-political aspects of tourism in southern Mexico, particularly in the state of Oaxaca. Tourists seeking "authenticity" buy crafts and festival tickets, and spend even more on travel expenses. What does a craft object or a festival moment need to look like or sound like to please both tradition... more...

  • A Glorious Defeatby Timothy J. Henderson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.99

    The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surface a host of tensions that led to devastating civil wars in both countries. Among generations of... more...

  • Carrying the Wordby Susanna Rostas

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 45.00

    In Carrying the Word: The Concheros Dance in Mexico City, the first full length study of the Concheros dancers, Susanna Rostas explores the experience of this unique group, whose use of dance links rural religious practices with urban post-modern innovation in distinctive ways even within Mexican culture, which is rife with ritual dances. The Concheros... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Mexico's Indigenous Communitiesby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano; Russ Davidson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    A rich and detailed account of indigenous history in central and southern Mexico from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is an expansive work that destroys the notion that Indians were victims of forces beyond their control and today have little connection with their ancient past. Indian communities continue... more...