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Mexico

  • Hotel Mexicoby George F. Flaherty

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    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...

  • The Sorrows of Mexicoby Lydia Cacho; Anabel Hernández; Juan Villoro; Diego Enrique Osorno; Sergio González Rodríguez; Marcela Turati; Emiliano Ruiz Parra; Elena Poniatowska; Samantha Schnee; Jennifer Adcock; Catherine Mansfield

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    Supported the Arts Council Grant's for the Arts Programme and by PEN Promotes Veering between carnival and apocalypse, Mexico has in the last ten years become the epicentre of the international drug trade. The so-called "war on drugs" has been a brutal and chaotic failure (more than 160,000 lives have been lost). The drug cartels and the forces... more...

  • The Mark of Rebelsby Barry M. Robinson

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    In The Mark of Rebels Barry Robinson offers a new look at Mexican Independence from the perspective of an indigenous population caught in the heart of the struggle. During the conquest and settlement of Mexico?s Western Sierra Madre, Spain?s indigenous allies constructed an indio fronterizo identity for their ethnically diverse descendants. These... more...

  • Radio in Revolutionby J. Justin Castro

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 30.00

    Long before the Arab Spring and its use of social media demonstrated the potent intersection between technology and revolution, the Mexican Revolution employed wireless technology in the form of radiotelegraphy and radio broadcasting to alter the course of the revolution and influence how political leaders reconstituted the government. Radio in... more...

  • Urban Indians in a Silver Cityby Dana Murillo; Dana Velasco Murillo

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • Miguel Proby Marisol López-Menéndez

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Miguel Pro: Martyrdom and Politics in Twentieth-Century Mexico examines the complex relationship of modern martyrdom as preserved by memory and factual truth, and as retold through stories intended to impel evolving political and religious aims. López-Menéndez uses the 1927 execution of Miguel Pro, a Jesuit priest caught in the bloody conflict... more...

  • 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...