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Religion and Revolution in Mexico's North: Even Unto Death . . . Tengamos Fe

by Philip R. Stover

Religion and revolution reverberated through northern Mexico like the thunder and lightning of its wild and fierce storms. Religion and Revolution in Mexico?s North reveals the motivation behind the madness...


Maximilian Affair

by Sara Yorke Stevenson

Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage...


Yesterday in Mexico: A Chronicle of the Revolution, 1919-1936

by John W. F. Dulles

Early in a sixteen-year sojourn in Mexico as an engineer for an American mining company, John W. F. Dulles became fascinated by the story of Mexico's emergence as a modern nation, and was imbued with the urge...


Fields of the Tzotzil: The Ecological Bases of Tradition in Highland Chiapas

by George A. Collier

Fields of the Tzotzil is the first study of social processes in contemporary highland Maya communities to encompass a regional view of the highlands of Chiapas as a system. In viewing tradition, not as a survival...


The History of Capitalism in Mexico: Its Origins, 1521-1763

by Enrique Semo & Lidia Lozano

What lies at the center of the Mexican colonial experience? Should Mexican colonial society be construed as a theoretical monolith, capitalist from its inception, or was it essentially feudal, as traditional...


Revolution at Queretaro: The Mexican Constitutional Convention of 1916-1917

by E.V., Jr. Niemeyer

In two of the most fateful months of Mexican history, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1916-1917 came to grips with the basic problem of twentieth-century Mexico. They hammered out pragmatic...


Mexican Financial Development

by Dwight S. Brothers & Leopoldo Solís M.

The development of the Mexican financial system as it has related to the remarkable growth of the Mexican economy is examined in this book.Believing that a better understanding of the past will permit a more...


Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema, 1988-2012

by Ignacio Sanchez Prado

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


Land, Livelihood, and Civility in Southern Mexico: Oaxaca Valley Communities in History

by Scott Cook

In the Valley of Oaxaca in Mexico's Southern Highland region, three facets of sociocultural life have been interconnected and interactive from colonial times to the present: first, community land as a space...


Pre-Colombian Cities

by Jorge Enrique Hardoy

What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor...


Profile of Man and Culture in Mexico

by Samuel Ramos, Peter G. Earle & Thomas B. Irving

Profile of Man and Culture in Mexico, originally written in 1934, is addressed to the author's compatriots, but it speaks to people, wherever they are, who are interested in enriching their own lives and in...


Maya Archaeology and Ethnohistory

by Norman Hammond & Gordon R. Willey

Embracing a wide range of research, this book offers various views on the intellectual history of Maya archaeology and ethnohistory and the processes operating in the rise and fall of Maya civilization. The...


A Rain of Darts: The Mexica Aztecs

by Burr Cartwright Brundage

This book was the first serious scholarly attempt in nearly a century to put in narrative form the exciting and important history of the Mexican Indians who founded Tenochtitlan and who created from it what...


Mexican Revolution: Genesis Under Madero

by Charles C. Cumberland

The Mexican Revolution is one of the most important and ambitious sociopolitical experiments in modem times. The Revolution developed in three distinct stages: the overthrow of the Díaz dictatorship, the subsequent...


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...


A Mexican Family Empire: The Latifundio of the Sanchez Navarro Family, 1765-1867

by Charles H., III Harris

Perhaps no other institution has had a more significant impact on Latin American history than the large landed estate-the hacienda. In Mexico, the latifundio, an estate usually composed of two or more haciendas,...


Pillar of Salt: An Autobiography, with 19 Erotic Sonnets

by Salvador Novo, Marguerite Feitlowitz & Carlos Monsivais

Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was a provocative and prolific cultural presence in Mexico City through much of the twentieth century. With his friend and fellow poet Xavier Villaurrutia, he cofounded Ulises and Contemporáneos,...


The Fifth Sun: Aztec Gods, Aztec World

by Burr Cartwright Brundage & Roy E. Anderson

The ancient Aztecs dwelt at the center of a dazzling and complex cosmos. From this position they were acutely receptive to the demands of their gods. The Fifth Sun represents a dramatic overview of the Aztec...


The Prisoners of Perote

by William Preston Stapp & Joe B. Frantz

In late 1842, Private William Preston Stapp and about three hundred other citizens of the Republic of Texas took it upon themselves to invade Mexico. They intended to retaliate for a recent Mexican attack on...


Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico

by M. M. McAllen

In this new telling of Mexico’s Second Empire and Louis Napoléon’s installation of Maximilian von Habsburg and his wife, Carlota of Belgium, as the emperor and empress of Mexico, Maximilian and Carlota...