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Mexico

  • Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communitiesby Octavio Pimentel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Using qualitative research data on Mexican/Mexican Americans and their historias de éxito that center on Mexican centric concepts such as buen trabajador , bien educado , and buena gente , Octavio Pimentel reveals that when social networks guide personal goals in these communities, goals become community-oriented rather than personally-oriented.... more...

  • Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexicoby Edward Beatty

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In the late nineteenth century, Mexican citizens quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many goods and services. Rapid technological change supported economic growth and also brought cultural change and social dislocation. Drawing on three detailed case studies?the... more...

  • Pesos and Politicsby Mark Wasserman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    The relationship between business and politics is crucial to understanding Mexican history, and Pesos and Politics explores this relationship from the mid-nineteenth century dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz through the Mexican Revolution (1876?1940). Historian Mark Wasserman argues that throughout this era, over the course of successive regimes, there... more...

  • Conflict and Carnage in Yucatánby Douglas W. Richmond

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Yucatán Peninsula has one of the longest, most multifaceted histories in the Americas. With the arrival of Europeans, native Maya with long and successful cultural and diplomatic traditions of their own had to grapple with outside forces attempting to impose new templates of life and politics on them.   Conflict and Carnage in Yucatán provides... more...

  • Mexico on Main Streetby Colin Gunckel

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Mexico on Main Street takes us inside a forgotten world: the film culture that thrived within Los Angeles?s Mexican immigrant community in the early decades of the twentieth-century. Drawing from rare archives, Colin Gunckel demonstrates how these immigrants not only consumed Hollywood and Mexican films, but also produced fan publications, fiction,... more...

  • Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortésby Justin D. Lyons

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This biographical pairing of Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés reflects both upon the character and the leadership abilities of the two famous conquerors. The book joins historical narrative with source analysis and consideration of moral themes revealing underappreciated aspects of their leadership. more...

  • The Southern Exodus to Mexicoby Todd W Wahlstrom

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    ? The Southern Exodus to Mexico is an intervention in borderlands history, in black-white-Indian history, in migration history, in economic history, and in the history of national, class, and racial identities. It is also that rare and wonderful kind of historical writing: a tale of roads not taken, of dreams not quite fulfilled. Even though most... more...

  • Compañerasby Hilary Klein

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Compañeras is the untold story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers?who worked collectively... more...

  • Heterogeneity of Beingby Marco Luis Dorfsman

    UPA 2015; US$ 59.99

    Heterogeneity of Being goes beyond the standard interpretations of Octavio Paz as a thinker of national identity and proposes a radical rethinking of the relationship between literature and philosophy. Dorfsman analyzes how Paz?s ?tradition of rupture? properly displays a continuity between self and other, identity and difference, time and space.... more...

  • Revolution and Ideologyby John A. Britton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Mexico and the United States share a border of more than 2,000 miles, and their histories and interests have often intertwined. The Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910 and continued in one form or another for the next thirty years, was keenly observed by U.S. citizens, especially those directly involved in Mexico through property ownership, investment,... more...