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Mexico

  • Conflict, Domination, and Violenceby Carlos Illades

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Conflict, Domination, Violence-in this wide-ranging, briskly narrated volume from acclaimed Mexican historian Carlos Illades, these three phenomena register the pulse of a diverse, but inequitable and discriminatory, social order. Drawing on rich and varied historical sources, Illades guides the reader through seven signal episodes in Mexican social... more...

  • A History of Infamyby Pablo Piccato

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this period, criminal news and crime fiction... more...

  • Problems in Modern Mexican Historyby William H. Beezley; Monica A. Rankin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 26.99

    This compelling reader collects a rich array of documents that show how Mexicans viewed their history and culture since independence. Offering a wide variety of materials ?texts, visuals, videos, and sounds? that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors, these sources will ? stimulate critical thinking and give students new... more...

  • Death in the Cityby Kathryn A. Sloan

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico City, violent deaths in public spaces were commonplace in a city undergoing rapid modernization. Crime rates mounted, corpses piled up in the morgue, and the media reported on sensational cases of... more...

  • Jenkins of Mexicoby Andrew Paxman

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    William O. Jenkins rose from humble origins in Tennessee to build a business empire in Mexico, a country energized by industrialization and revolutionary change. In Jenkins of Mexico , Andrew Paxman presents the first biography of this larger-than-life personality. more...

  • Street Democracyby Sandra C. Mendiola Garcia

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    No visitor to Mexico can fail to recognize the omnipresence of street vendors, selling products ranging from fruits and vegetables to prepared food and clothes. The vendors compose a large part of the informal economy, which altogether represents at least 30 percent of Mexico?s economically active population. Neither taxed nor monitored by the government,... more...

  • 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

    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...