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Gringo Justice: Catholicism in American Culture

by Alfredo Mirande

Gringo Justice is a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of the experiences of the Chicano people with the legal and judicial system in the United States. Beginning in 1848 and working to the present, a...


The Man Who Wrote Pancho Villa: Martin Luis Guzman and the Politics of Life Writing

by Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody

Martin Luis Guzman, a force of nature in Mexican politics and culture


Photopoetics at Tlatelolco: Afterimages of Mexico, 1968

by Samuel Steinberg

In the months leading up to the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, students took to the streets, calling for greater democratization and decrying crackdowns on political resistance by the ruling PRI party. During...


Translation as Conquest

by Victoria Ríos Castaño

The title Translation as Conquest serves as a twofold metaphor that associates translation, conquest, and conversion and claims the role of Sahagún as the controlling mind of the translation process and as...


Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas

by Jr., Walter Morris, Carol Karasik & Janet Schwartz

Through the pages of this incredibly-researched history and photo gallery, the world of the Maya lives on through the lens of its culture and costume, still seen today in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico....


The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juárez

by Sandra Rodriguez Nieto, Daniela Maria Ugaz & John Washington

The intimate story of a teenager’s murder of his family, from an award-winning Mexican journalist

Sixteen-year-old Vicente and two of his high school friends murdered his mother, his father, and his little...


The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City

by Barbara E. Mundy

The capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, was, in its era, one of the largest cities in the world. Built on an island in the middle of a shallow lake, its population numbered perhaps 150,000, with another...


The Relación de Michoacán (1539-1541) and the Politics of Representation in Colonial Mexico

by Angélica Jimena Afanador-Pujol

The Relación de Michoacán (1539-1541) is one of the earliest surviving illustrated manuscripts from colonial Mexico. Commissioned by the Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza, the Relación was produced by a...


Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928¿1934: Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda

by Eitan Ginzberg

Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, veterans of the Revolution and prominent governors of Michoacán and Veracruz from 1928 to 1932, strived to make Mexico a modern and just state on the basis of the revolutionary...


Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D., Jr. Thompson

"We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears."Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles-from Boca Chica to Tijuana-pressing...


Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

by Traci Ardren

Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands plumbs the archaeological record for what it can reveal about the creation of personal and communal identities in the Maya world. Using new primary data...


Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories

by Hilary Klein

Compañeras is the untold story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the...


Kinship, Business, and Politics: The Martinez Del Rio Family in Mexico, 1823-1867

by David W. Walker

The Martínez del Río family was a vigorous contestant in the highly politicized economy of early national Mexico. David Walker's case study of its successes and failures provides a unique insider's view of...


Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges to Militarization

by Kathleen Staudt & Zulma Y. Méndez

Ciudad Juárez has recently become infamous for its murder rate, which topped 3,000 in 2010 as competing drug cartels grew increasingly violent and the military responded with violence as well. Despite the atmosphere...


The War of the Fatties and Other Stories from Aztec History

by Salvador Novo & Michael Alderson

In "The War of the Fatties," a campy, tongue-in-cheek retelling of an episode from the Mexican "Trojan War," naked fat women from Tlatelolco discombobulate Tenochtitlan's invading army by squirting them with...


Maya Revolt and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

by Robert W. Patch

Records of revolts, rebellions, and revolutions provide insight into the nature of the Maya in the colonial period. This book presents five case studies - four in Guatemala and one in Yucatan, Mexico - of eighteenth-century...


The Lowland Maya Postclassic

by Arlen F. Chase & Prudence M. Rice

This collection represents a major step forward in understanding the era from the end of Classic Maya civilization to the Spanish conquest.


The Anatomy of Eleven Towns in Michoacán

by Dan Stanislawski

In this book, Dan Stanislawski studies the geography of various small towns in one Mexican state. He discusses the factors-landscape, buildings, culture groups, and so forth-that create a unique personality...


Medicine in Mexico: From Aztec Herbs to Betatrons

by Gordon Schendel & José|Bustamante, Migu Álvarez Amézquita

A witch doctor casting an evil spell in a steaming jungle village; a young medical-school graduate cleaning a machete wound in a rat-infested thatched hut; a world-renowned scientist doing research in Mexico...


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...