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The Unhappy Medium: Spiritualism and the Life of Margaret Fox

by Earl Wesley Fornell & Lowell Collins

"Here, Mr. Split-Foot, do as I do!" exclaimed the child, and the spirits obeyed her command. Thus, in 1848, thirteen-year-old Margaret Fox inaugurated the age of spiritualism. Those early spirit manifestations...


Immigration and Nationalism: Argentina and Chile, 1890-1914

by Carl Solberg

"Dirtier than the dogs of Constantinople." "Waves of human scum thrown upon our beaches by other countries." Such was the vitriolic abuse directed against immigrant groups in Chile and Argentina early in the...


Real del Monte: A British Silver Mining Venture in Mexico

by Robert W. Randall

To speak of mining in newly independent Mexico is to speak of silver. And silver, historically abundant in the Real del Monte-Pachuca district, was the object of the Company of Adventurers in the Mines of Real...


Communism in Mexico: A Study in Political Frustration

by Karl M. Schmitt

The ease with which Cuba slipped into its relationship with Communism revived in the United States its recurring nightmare in which other Latin American countries, particularly Mexico, become satellites of Russia...


Haciendas and Economic Development: Guadalajara, Mexico, at Independence

by Richard B. Lindley

Agriculture, commerce, and mining were the engines that drove New Spain, and past historians have treated these economic categories as sociological phenomena as well. For these historians, society in eighteenth-century...


Peasants in Revolt: A Chilean Case Study, 1965-1971

by James Petras, Hugo Zemelman Merino & Thomas Flory

Based on extended interviews at the Culiprán fundo in Chile with peasants who recount in their own terms their political evolution, this is an in-depth study of peasants in social and political action. It deals...


Nazi Ideology before 1933: A Documentation

by Barbara Miller Lane & Leila J. Rupp

This volume brings together a hitherto scattered and inaccessible body of material crucial to the understanding of the evolution of Nazi political thought. Before the publication of this volume, scholars had...


The Measurement of Modernism: A Study of Values in Brazil and Mexico

by Joseph A. Kahl

One of the most interesting questions that can be raised about the twentieth century world concerns the degree to which industrialization created a common culture for all peoples. Reported here are the results...


The Inter American Press Association: Its Fight for Freedom of the Press, 1926-1960

by Mary A. Gardner

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has been a pioneer in the concept of an inter-American professional, independent, and self-sufficient pressure group that acts on its own initiative and subsists on...


Jews in an Arab Land: Libya, 1835-1970

by Renzo De Felice, Judith Roumani & Rafello Fellah

Internationally renowned scholar Renzo De Felice's pioneering study of the Jews of Libya is, in many ways, a microcosm of the major sources of conflict in the modern Middle East. This is the first English translation...


Mary Austin Holley: The Texas Diary, 1835-1838

by Mary Austin Holley & James Perry Bryan

Mary Austin Holley (1784-1846), a cousin of Stephen F. Austin, journeyed to Texas on three separate occasions. Her first visit, in 1831, resulted in the publication of her book, Texas. Her second and third trips,...


Mexico and the Spanish Cortes, 1810-1822: Eight Essays

by Nettie Lee Benson

Few developments in the history of the Spanish colonial system in Mexico have been more carelessly treated or more often misinterpreted than the attempt to establish constitutional government in New Spain under...


The Adventures of a Prisoner of War, 1863-1864

by Decimus et Ultimus Barziza & R. Henderson Shuffler

This journal is the exciting personal narrative of a Texan who was a prisoner of the Union Army during the Civil War, escaped to Canada, and finally made his way back into the Confederacy through the blockade....


The Industrialization of São Paulo, 1800-1945

by Warren Dean

São Paulo is one of the few places in the underdeveloped world where an advanced industrial system has grown out of a tropical raw-material-exporting economy. By 1960 there were 830,000 industrial workers in...


Portugal's Other Kingdom: The Algarve

by Dan Stanislawski

A land of long ago on the brink of tomorrow. That is the Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal, a land that knew the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems-and yet retained its...


Pioneer Printer: Samuel Bangs in Mexico and Texas

by Lota M. Spell

Samuel Bangs, the first printer in the territory that is now Texas, once owed his life to his printing press. One of the few survivors of the Mina Expedition to Mexico in 1817, Bangs wrote to Servando de Mier,...


Managing Macroeconomic Policy: The Johnson Presidency

by James E. Anderson & Jared E. Hazleton

Macroeconomic policy involves government action intended to influence the overall operation of the economy and to deal with such important public problems as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and recession....


Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917-1942

by Lorenzo Meyer & Muriel Vasconcellos

From reviews of the Spanish edition:"Meyer's perceptive commentary on Mexican power politics presents new insights into the petroleum lobbies in Mexico City and Washington. With unbiased empathy he shows the...


Democracy, Militarism, and Nationalism in Argentina, 1930-1966: An Interpretation

by Marvin Goldwert

Until 1930, Argentina was one of the great hopes for stable democracy in Latin America. Argentines themselves believed in the destiny of their nation to become the leading Latin American country in wealth, power,...


The Struggle for Peace: Israelis and Palestinians

by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea & Mary Evelyn Hocking

The determination of ordinary people to end regional and global conflicts is powerful despite the forces opposing them. The Struggle for Peace explores how average citizens on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian...