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  • All About: Mysterious Mayaby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, gives an in-depth account of what life was like for the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica. It explains how everyday life was influenced by religion and describes the evidence that has been gathered to support ideas.As well as religion and mythology it covers society, government, law, farming, industry,... more...

  • The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sisterby Sandra Rodriguez Nieto; Daniela Maria Ugaz; John Washington

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    The intimate story of a teenager?s murder of his family, from an award-winning Mexican journalist Sixteen-year-old Vicente and two of his high school friends murdered his mother, his father, and his little sister in cold blood. Through a Capote-like reconstruction of this seemingly inexplicable triple murder, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto paints a haunting... more...

  • Medicine on the Peripheryby David Sowell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán?s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán?s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico. more...

  • Transnational Indians in the North American Westby Andrae Marak; Clarissa Confer; Laura Tuennerman

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    This collection of eleven original essays goes beyond traditional, border-driven studies to place the histories of Native Americans, indigenous peoples, and First Nation peoples in a larger context than merely that of the dominant nation. As  Transnational Indians in the North American West shows, transnationalism can be expressed in various ways.... more...

  • Family Secretsby Gloria González-López

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.40

    ?My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,? confides ?Elisa?, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets , Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of... more...

  • Maize for the Godsby Michael Blake

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Maize is the world?s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant? ... more...

  • Mexico's Uneven Developmentby Oscar J. Martinez

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico?s Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality , Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico?s history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along... more...

  • The Essential History of Mexicoby Philip Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    The full text of The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires devastated by the Spanish conquest through the 21 st -century, including the election of 2012. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history... more...

  • The Inevitable Bandstandby Charles V. Heath

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the hands of the state, music is a political tool. The Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (State Band of Oaxaca, BME), a civil organization nearly as old as the modern state of Oaxaca itself, offers unique insights into the history of a modern political state.   In The Inevitable Bandstand , Charles V. Heath examines the BME?s role as a part... more...

  • The U.S.-Mexican Border Todayby Paul Ganster; David E. Lorey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now fully updated and revised, this book systematically explores the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States. In a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey, the authors consider the historical development, current politics and key issues, society, environment, economy, and daily life of the border region. more...