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  • 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...

  • Searching for Madre Matianaby Edward Wright-Rios

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Edward Wright-Rios examines the much-maligned?and sometimes celebrated?character of Madre Matiana and her position in the development of Mexico. more...

  • Seeds of Empireby Andrew J. Torget

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands... more...

  • Tortillasby Paula E. Morton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla. more...

  • Transnational Indians in the North American Westby Andrae Marak; Clarissa Confer; Laura Tuennerman

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    This collection of eleven original essays goes beyond traditional, border-driven studies to place the histories of Native Americans, indigenous peoples, and First Nation peoples in a larger context than merely that of the dominant nation. Asá Transnational Indians in the North American West shows,átransnationalism can be expressed in various ways.... more...

  • Two Nations Indivisibleby Shannon K. O'Neil

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 23.95

    Five freshly decapitated human heads are thrown onto a crowded dance floor in western Mexico. A Mexican drug cartel dismembers the body of a rival and then stitches his face onto a soccer ball. These are the sorts of grisly tales that dominate the media, infiltrate movies and TV shows, and ultimately shape Americans' perception of Mexico as a dangerous... more...

  • Viva la historietaby Bruce Campbell

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 30.00

    íViva la historieta! critically examines the participation of Mexican comic books in the continuing debate over the character and consequences of globalization in Mexico. The focus of the book is on graphic narratives produced by and for Mexicans in the period following the 1994 implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),... more...

  • Workers and Welfareby Michelle L. Dion

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    After the revolutionary period of 1910-1920, Mexico developed a number of social protection programs to support workers in public and private sectors and to establish safeguards for the poor and the aged. These included pensions, healthcare, and worker's compensation. The new welfare programs were the product of a complex interrelationship of corporate,... more...

  • 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...

  • The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamericaby Joel W. Palka

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information... more...