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  • The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780?1824by Christon I. Archer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 31.99

    The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780?1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence (1810?1821), analyze many crucial aspects of the decade of conflict, and illustrate the continuities with the first years of the independent... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Mexicoby Jeffrey M. Pilcher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 28.99

    The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures, but rather on the ordinary individuals who faced challenges common to all Mexicans of their generation. Editor Jeffrey M. Pilcher uses these... more...

  • Ancient Mesoamerican Warfareby Kathryn M. Brown; Travis W. Stanton

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 41.99

    Collection of articles providing new research on warfare in ancient Maya and other Mesoamerican societies based on archaeological, ethnohistorical, and linguistic evidence more...

  • Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopiasby Jan Rus; Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo; Shannan L. Mattiace; José Alejos García; Andrés Aubry; Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor; George A. Collier; Christine Eber; Gustavo Esteva; Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo; Xóchitl Leyva Solano; Shannan L. Mattiace; Jan Rus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.99

    The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways that Indians across Chiapas have carved out autonomous cultural and political spaces in their diverse communities and regions. Offering a consistent... more...

  • The Promised Landby Daniel Harris

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14

    In 1998-99, Manchester United won the Premier League, the FA Cup and Champions League - the only team to accomplish such a feat in fifty-five years of trying. Whether that makes it the finest of all time is open to debate, but what is not is the status of the season: it is, simply and incontrovertibly, the finest ever enjoyed by an English team. And... more...

  • Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolutionby Jürgen Buchenau

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.99

    The only substantive study of Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution, this book traces the remarkable life story of a complex and little-understood, yet key figure in Mexico's history. Jürgen Buchenau draws on a rich array of archival evidence from Mexico, the United States, and Europe to explore Calles's origins and political trajectory,... more...

  • Gotham at Warby Edward K. Spann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 27.99

    Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect Washington, D.C., from Confederate capture. Its strong financial support for the national government... more...

  • The WPA Guide to New Jerseyby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Telling Maya Tales: Tzotzil Identities in Modern Mexicoby Gary H. Gossen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several... more...

  • The Conquest of Mexicoby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place in native Indian societies over three centuries, focusing on disruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception of reality, the spread of the European... more...