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Mexico

  • Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf Worldby Dalia Antonia Muller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    During the violent years of war marking Cuba's final push for independence from Spain, over 3,000 Cuban emigres, men and women, rich and poor, fled to Mexico. But more than a safe haven, Mexico was a key site, Dalia Antonia Muller argues, from which the expatriates helped launch a mobile and politically active Cuban diaspora around the Gulf of Mexico.... more...

  • Modern Architecture in Mexico Cityby Kathryn E. O'Rourke

    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...

  • The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexicoby Lisa Sousa

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    This book is an ambitious and wide-ranging social and cultural history of gender relations among indigenous peoples of New Spain, from the Spanish conquest through the first half of the eighteenth century. In this expansive account, Lisa Sousa focuses on four native groups in highland Mexico?the Nahua, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Mixe?and traces cross-cultural... more...

  • The Third Centuryby Mark T. Gilderhus; David C. LaFevor; Michael J. LaRosa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.99

    This completely revised and updated text focuses on U.S. relations with Latin America from the advent of the New Diplomacy late in the nineteenth century to the present. Providing a balanced perspective, it presents both the U.S. view that the Western Hemisphere needed to unite under a common democratic, capitalistic society and Latin American countries?... more...

  • Treacherous Passageby Bill Mills

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    While the Great War raged across the trench-lined battlefields of Europe, a hidden conflict took place in the distant hinterlands of the turbulent Mexican Republic. German officials and secret-service operatives plotted to bring war to the United States through an array of schemes and strategies, from training a German-Mexican army for a cross-border... more...

  • Receive Our Memoriesby Jos? Orozco

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Receive Our Memories presents and contextualizes the translated letters of Luz Moreno, an ex-sharecropper in a Mexican town, to his daughter, Francisca Moreno Rivera, after she married and left her family to work in the canneries of Stockton, California. Offering a personal look at the everyday lives of the marginalized people impacted by US-Mexico... more...

  • Household Mobility and Persistence in Guadalajara, Mexicoby Monica L. Hardin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This study examines mobility and migration patterns in early nineteenth-century Guadalajara, Mexico. Using data from censuses, notarial records, wills, and other sources, it reveals a high level of mobility that was short term and often cyclical and argues that mobility affected the vast majority of the city?s residents. more...

  • The Acid Testby Élmer Mendoza; Mark Fried

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    When the mutilated body of Mayra Cabral de Melo is found in a dusty field, Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta has personal reasons for bringing the culprit to justice. Mayra, a well-known stripper, had no shortage of ardent, deluded and downright dangerous admirers, and Lefty himself is haunted by the night he spent in her company. As Mexico's drug... more...

  • The INS on the Lineby S. Deborah Kang

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 offers a comprehensive history of the INS in the southwestern borderlands, tracing the ways in which local immigration officials both made and enforced the nation's immigration laws. more...

  • The Pursuit of Ruinsby Christina Bueno

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. more...