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Mexico

  • Keen's Latin American Civilization, Volume 1by Robert M. Buffington; Lila Caimari

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    This classic anthology provides essential primary text-based and visual documents, contextualized by editorial introductions and essays. more...

  • The Heart in the Glass Jarby William E. French

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man?s literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters?as both symbols and material objects?of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s.   William E. French?s innovative study of courtship... more...

  • Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928–1934by Eitan Ginzberg

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, veterans of the Revolution and prominent governors of Michoacán and Veracruz from 1928 to 1932, strived to make Mexico a modern and just state on the basis of the revolutionary constitution. Cárdenas sought to strengthen his position through the ruling party (PNR), while Tejeda attempted to strengthen his position... more...

  • Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamansby Stacy B. Schaefer

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?A beautiful ethnographic work. Schaefer deftly relates mythology, cosmology, family life, and economics within the spiritual practice and mechanics of weaving. There is clearly a preservation ethos underlying Schaefer?s work, yet her depiction is not mournful, it is celebratory.?? Ethnohistory more...

  • Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Mexicoby Deborah Toner

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    Drawing on an analysis of issues surrounding the consumption of alcohol in a diverse range of source materials, including novels, newspapers, medical texts, and archival records, this lively and engaging interdisciplinary study explores sociocultural nation-building processes in Mexico between 1810 and 1910. Examining the historical importance of... more...

  • The Lawyer of the Churchby Pablo Mijangos y Gonzalez

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mexico?s Reforma , the mid-nineteenth-century liberal revolution, decisively shaped the country by disestablishing the Catholic Church, secularizing public affairs, and laying the foundations of a truly national economy and culture.     The Lawyer of the Church is an examination of the Mexican clergy?s response to the Reforma through a study... more...

  • 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...