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Maya History

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff & Rosemary Joyce

Tatiana Proskouriakoff, a preeminent student of the Maya, made many breakthroughs in deciphering Maya writing, particularly in demonstrating that the glyphs record the deeds of actual human beings, not gods...


Cartel

by Sylvia Longmire

Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs...


Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary Struggles and the Dirty War, 1964-1982

by Fernando Herrera Calderon & Adela Cedillo

The Cold War in Latin America spawned numerous authoritarian and military regimes in response to the ostensible threat of communism in the Western Hemisphere, and with that, a rigid national security doctrine...


The Illusion of Ignorance: Constructing the American Encounter with Mexico, 1877-1920

by Janice Lee Jayes

This book examines cultural politics of the American encounter with Porfirian Mexico as a precursor and model for the twentieth-century American encounters. American ignorance of other nations' experiences is...


Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

by Rachel St. John

Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first...


Desperate Stand

by Stephen A. Carney

Discusses the Battle of Buena Vista which occurred during the MexicanAmerican War in 1847.


Porfirio Diaz

by Paul Garner

The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered...


Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema, 1988-2012

by Ignacio Sanchez Prado

The silver screen of Mexico, as it appears at home and abroad


We Came Naked and Barefoot: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca Across North America

by Alex D. Krieger, Margery H. Krieger & Thomas R. Hester

Perhaps no one has ever been such a survivor as álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Member of a 600-man expedition sent out from Spain to colonize "La Florida" in 1527, he survived a failed exploration of the west...


Delirio-The Fantastic, the Demonic, and the Reel: The Buried History of Nuevo Leon

by Marie Theresa Hernández

Striking, inexplicable stories circulate among the people of Nuevo León in northern Mexico. Stories of conversos (converted Jews) who fled the Inquisition in Spain and became fabulously wealthy in Mexico. Stories...


Understanding the Chiapas Rebellion: Modernist Visions and the Invisible Indian

by Nicholas P. Higgins

To many observers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mexico appeared to be a modern nation-state at last assuming an international role through its participation in NAFTA and the OECD (Organization of Economic...


Social Stratification in Central Mexico, 1500-2000

by Hugo G. Nutini & Barry L. Isaac

In Aztec and colonial Central Mexico, every individual was destined for lifelong placement in a legally defined social stratum or estate. Social mobility became possible after independence from Spain in 1821...


The Making of the Mexican Border: The State, Capitalism, and Society in Nuevo Leon, 1848-1910

by Juan Mora-Torres

The issues that dominate U.S.-Mexico border relations today-integration of economies, policing of boundaries, and the flow of workers from south to north and of capital from north to south-are not recent developments....


Palace Politics: How the Ruling Party Brought Crisis to Mexico

by Jonathan Schlefer

Bringing rare interviews and meticulous research to the cloaked world of Mexican politics in the mid-twentieth century, Palace Politics provides a captivating look at the authoritarian Mexican state-one of the...


Yucatan's Maya Peasantry and the Origins of the Caste War

by Terry Rugeley

Conflicts between native Maya peoples and European-derived governments have punctuated Mexican history from the Conquest in the sixteenth century to the current Zapatista uprising in Chiapas. In this deeply...


Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier

by Dennis Reinhartz & Gerald D. Saxon

From the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, Spain, then Mexico, and finally the United States took ownership of the land from the Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Alta and...


Constructing the Image of the Mexican Revolution: Cinema and the Archive

by Zuzana M. Pick

With a cast ranging from Pancho Villa to Dolores del Río and Tina Modotti, Constructing the Image of the Mexican Revolution demonstrates the crucial role played by Mexican and foreign visual artists in revolutionizing...


Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the Heroes of Ancient Oaxaca: Reading History in the Codex Zouche-Nuttall

by Robert Lloyd Williams, John M. D. Pohl & F. Kent, III Reilly

In the pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican world, histories and collections of ritual knowledge were often presented in the form of painted and folded books now known as codices, and the knowledge itself was encoded into...


Michoacan and Eden: Vasco de Quiroga and the Evangelization of Western Mexico

by Bernardino Verástique

Don Vasco de Quiroga (1470-1565) was the first bishop of Michoacán in Western Mexico. Driven by the desire to convert the native Purhépecha-Chichimec peoples to a purified form of Christianity, free of the...


Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez

by Kathleen Staudt

Between 1993 and 2003, more than 370 girls and women were murdered and their often-mutilated bodies dumped outside Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico. The murders have continued at a rate of approximately thirty...