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Mexico

  • Independent Mexicoby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 40.00

    In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d?état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary... more...

  • Deco Body, Deco Cityby Ageeth Sluis

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 35.00

    In the turbulent decades following the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City saw a drastic influx of female migrants seeking escape and protection from the ravages of war in the countryside. While some settled in slums and tenements, where the informal economy often provided the only means of survival, the revolution, in the absence of men, also prompted... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Migrating Faithby Daniel Ramírez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Daniel Ramirez's history of twentieth-century Pentecostalism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands begins in Los Angeles in 1906 with the eruption of the Azusa Street Revival. The Pentecostal phenomenon--characterized by ecstatic spiritual practices that included speaking in tongues, perceptions of miracles, interracial mingling, and new popular musical worship... 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...

  • Iconic Mexicoby Eric Zolov

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    In this book, readers will find rich, in-depth treatments by renowned as well as up-and-coming scholars on the most iconic people, places, social movements, and cultural manifestations?including food, dress, film, and music?that have given shape and meaning to modern Mexico and its people. Presenting authoritative information written by scholars in... 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...