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Mexico

  • Tortillasby Paula E. Morton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla. more...

  • Catholic Borderlandsby Anne M. Martinez

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00

    In 1905 Rev. Francis Clement Kelley founded the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America. Drawing attention to the common link of religion, Kelley proclaimed the Extension Society?s duty to be that of preventing American Protestant missionaries, public school teachers, and others from separating people from their natural... more...

  • Abrazando el Espírituby Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Structured to meet employers? needs for low-wage farm workers, the well-known Bracero Program recruited thousands of Mexicans to perform physical labor in the United States between 1942 and 1964 in exchange for remittances sent back to Mexico. As partners and family members were dispersed across national borders, interpersonal relationships were transformed.... more...

  • The River People in Flood Timeby Terry Rugeley

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The River People in Flood Time tells the astonishing story of how the people of nineteenth-century Tabasco, Mexico, overcame impossible odds to expel foreign interventions. Tabascans resisted control by Mexico City, overcame the grip of a Cuban adventurer who seized the region for two years, turned back the United States Navy, and defeated the French... more...

  • Mexico at War: From the Struggle for Independence to the 21st-Century Drug Warsby David Marley

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    A comprehensive overview of Mexico's military history from 1810 to the present day, including rare facts and information not found online. more...

  • Pre-Colombian Citiesby Jorge Enrique Hardoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor Jorge Hardoy poses this question and many more in his comprehensive summary of the ancient cities where Latin America's peoples lived before... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • Porfirio Diazby Paul Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally... more...

  • Dreaming of Dry Landby Vera Candiani

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Not long after the conquest, the City of Mexico's rise to become the crown jewel in the Spanish empire was compromised by the lakes that surrounded it. Their increasing propensity to overflow destroyed wealth and alarmed urban elites, who responded with what would become the most transformative and protracted drainage project in the early modern America?the... more...

  • In the Shadow of Saint Deathby Michael Deibert

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    A noted journalist gives U.S. readers the story of the war being waged along our border in the voices of the cartel hitmen, law enforcement officials, politicians, shopkeepers, migrants and children living inside of it year-round. The book poses provocative questions about the direction and consequence of U.S. drug policy and the militarized approach... more...