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Mexico

  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...

  • Independent Mexicoby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 40.00

    In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d?état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary... more...

  • Deco Body, Deco Cityby Ageeth Sluis

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 35.00

    In the turbulent decades following the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City saw a drastic influx of female migrants seeking escape and protection from the ravages of war in the countryside. While some settled in slums and tenements, where the informal economy often provided the only means of survival, the revolution, in the absence of men, also prompted... more...

  • Maya Threadsby Walter Jr. Morris; Carol Karasik; Janet Schwartz

    Thrums, LLC 2015; US$ 19.99

    Through the pages of this incredibly-researched history and photo gallery, the world of the Maya lives on through the lens of its culture and costume, still seen today in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. In a region battered by centuries of invasions, subjugations, civil wars, and severe economic hardship, the Maya continue to celebrate and... more...

  • All About: Mysterious Mayaby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, gives an in-depth account of what life was like for the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica. It explains how everyday life was influenced by religion and describes the evidence that has been gathered to support ideas.As well as religion and mythology it covers society, government, law, farming, industry,... more...

  • Maravillas de Yucatánby Mingyar Cetina; Summanus SL

    Summanus SL 2015; US$ 4.99

    El libro "Veinte maravillas de Yucatán" se centra solo en los lugares y recintos que se consideran extraordinarios y que merecen una explicación mucho más detallada. Se han seleccionado cuidadosamente 20 lugares o eventos que son únicos. La selección de los lugares ha sido exhaustiva y, después de leer la guía,... more...

  • Medicine on the Peripheryby David Sowell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán?s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán?s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico. 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. As  Transnational Indians in the North American West shows, transnationalism can be expressed in various ways.... more...

  • Migrating Faithby Daniel Ramírez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Daniel Ramirez's history of twentieth-century Pentecostalism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands begins in Los Angeles in 1906 with the eruption of the Azusa Street Revival. The Pentecostal phenomenon--characterized by ecstatic spiritual practices that included speaking in tongues, perceptions of miracles, interracial mingling, and new popular musical worship... more...

  • Family Secretsby Gloria González-López

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.40

    ?My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,? confides ?Elisa?, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets , Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of... more...