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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 32.99
Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agust?n Lara (1897-1970). Widely known as "el flaco de oro" ("the Golden Skinny"), this remarkably thin fellow was prolific across the genres of bolero, ballad, and folk. With close musicological focus... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 77.99
This work draws upon Camp's forty years of original sources and data to test major interpretations about the composition of Mexican national leadership while undergoing democratic change. It looks at the role of female politicians, the future of governors as presidential candidates, the increase in partisanship, the dramatic increase in party-based... more...
- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99
In the sixteenth century, silver mined by native peoples became New Spain's most important export. Silver production served as a catalyst for northern expansion, creating mining towns that led to the development of new industries, markets, population clusters, and frontier institutions. Within these towns, the need for labor, raw materials, resources,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99
Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico. It provides a materially informed history of religion and an archaeology of cities that considers religion as a generative force in societal change. more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95
In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country?s rapid but uneven modernization. In the same year, a street-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in the city. Throughout the summer,... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 95.00
Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War. more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 6.95
Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States. Of the more than forty million Hispanics, some two-thirds are Mexican or Mexican-American. Almost half of all babies in the nation are born of Hispanic parents, and ?Garcia? is quickly becoming the most common surname in America. So there?s no better time to feast on the interesting and... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 49.95
Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first published histories of Mexican colonial architecture, which suggested that Mexico possessed a distinctive architecture and culture, beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00
No visitor to Mexico can fail to recognize the omnipresence of street vendors, selling products ranging from fruits and vegetables to prepared food and clothes. The vendors compose a large part of the informal economy, which altogether represents at least 30 percent of Mexico?s economically active population. Neither taxed nor monitored by the government,... more...
- University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95
At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico City, violent deaths in public spaces were commonplace in a city undergoing rapid modernization. Crime rates mounted, corpses piled up in the morgue, and the media reported on sensational cases of... more...