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- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
The March 10, 2008, disclosure that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized prostitutes from the Emperors Club VIP sex ring shocked New Yorkers and his admirers around the world, who had celebrated Spitzer as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" and a likely future U.S. president. Ironically, one man's disillusionment with Spitzer had begun to disappear fifteen... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 42.99
The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of the Enlightenment. These new ideas, it has been assumed, brought a relaxation of social customs. But Viqueira Alban takes this assumption, and... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
Twilight of the Mission Frontier examines the long process of mission decline in Sonora, Mexico after the Jesuit expulsion in 1767. By reassessing the mission crisis paradigm?which speaks of a growing internal crisis leading to the secularization of the missions in the early nineteenth century?new light is shed on how demographic, cultural, economic,... more...
- AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 42.99
Drawing on decades-long relationships and fieldwork with the Zapatistas of south-eastern Mexico, cultural anthropologists Duncan Earle and Jeanne Simonelli reveal a complex portrait of a people struggling with self-determination on every level. Combining their own compelling narrative as participant-observers, and those of their Chaipas compadres,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 35.99
Attention to Mexico's history after 1940 stands in the shadow of the country's epic revolution of 1910D1923, and historians and scholars tend to bring their focus on Mexican history to a close with the end of the L_zaro C_rdenas presidency in 1940. Mexico in the 1940s: Modernity, Politics, and Corruption examines Mexican politics in the wake of Cardenismo,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 34.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.99
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...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 25.00
Reflecting on how a student?s parents met because of a fly ball to center field in a summer softball game, author Robert Root wondered how the lives of that student?s parents and of the student himself would have changed had the batter bunted or struck out. Haunted by this pure example of happenstance, he began to ponder his own existence, dependent... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 47.99
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...