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  • 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 US$ 54.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fire & Bloodby T. R. Fehrenbach

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Mexican history comes to life in this ?fascinating? work by the author of Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans ( The Christian Science Monitor ). Fire & Blood brilliantly depicts the succession of tribes and societies that have variously called Mexico their home, their battleground, and their legacy. This is the tale of the indigenous... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...