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They Called Them Greasers: Anglo Attitudes toward Mexicans in Texas, 1821-1900

by Arnoldo De Leon

Tension between Anglos and Tejanos has existed in the Lone Star State since the earliest settlements. Such antagonism has produced friction between the two peoples, and whites have expressed their hostility...


Race, Place, and the Law, 1836-1948

by David Delaney

Black and white Americans have occupied separate spaces since the days of "the big house" and "the quarters." But the segregation and racialization of American society was not a natural phenomenon that "just...


American Indians, American Justice

by Vine, Jr. Deloria & Clifford M. Lytle

Baffled by the stereotypes presented by Hollywood and much historical fiction, many other Americans find the contemporary American Indian an enigma. Compounding their confusion is the highly publicized struggle...


Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence

by Vine, Jr. Deloria

Originally published in 1974, just as the Wounded Knee occupation was coming to an end, Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties raises disturbing questions about the status of American Indians within the American...


Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations

by Vine Jr. Deloria & David E. Wilkins

"Federal Indian law . . . is a loosely related collection of past and present acts of Congress, treaties and agreements, executive orders, administrative rulings, and judicial opinions, connected only by the...


The Miskitu People of Awastara

by Philip A. Dennis

"Most anthropologists who have lived among other people . . . feel a periodic need to go back," writes Philip A. Dennis in the introduction to this book. "Fieldwork gives you a stake in the people themselves,...


Corruption in Cuba: Castro and Beyond

by Sergio Díaz-Briquets & Jorge Pérez-López

While Fidel Castro maintains his longtime grip on Cuba, revolutionary scholars and policy analysts have turned their attention from how Castro succeeded (and failed), to how Castro himself will be succeeded-by...


Texas Snakes: A Field Guide

by James R. Dixon, John E. Werler & Regina Levoy

From the legendary, fear-inspiring western diamond-backed rattlesnake to the tiny, harmless plains blind snake, Texas has a greater diversity of snake species than any other state in the country. This fully...


Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest

by J. Frank Dobie

Written in 1930, Coronado's Children was one of J. Frank Dobie's first books, and the one that helped gain him national prominence as a folklorist. In it, he recounts the tales and legends of those hardy souls...


6000 Miles of Fence

by Cordia Sloan Duke & Joe B. Frantz

The fabulous XIT Ranch has been celebrated in song, story, and serious history. This book of reminiscences of old XIT cowmen puts on record the everyday life of the individuals who made the ranch run. Their...


Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town: Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow

by Christine Eber

This pioneering ethnography looks at women and drinking in the Highland Chiapas, Mexico, community of San Pedro Chenalhó to address the issues of women's identities, roles, relationships, and sources of power....


Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town

by Tracy Bachrach Ehlers & June Nash

Based on new fieldwork in 1997, Tracy Bachrach Ehlers has updated her classic study of the effects of economic development on the women weavers of San Pedro Sacatepéquez. Revisiting many of the women she interviewed...


The Green Republic: A Conservation History of Costa Rica

by Sterling Evans

With over 25 percent of its land set aside in national parks and other protected areas, Costa Rica is renowned worldwide as "the green republic." In this very readable history of conservation in Costa Rica,...


Romancing the Maya: Mexican Antiquity in the American Imagination, 1820-1915

by R. Tripp Evans

During Mexico's first century of independence, European and American explorers rediscovered its pre-Hispanic past. Finding the jungle-covered ruins of lost cities and artifacts inscribed with unintelligible...


Sexuality and Being in the Poststructuralist Universe of Clarice Lispector: The Différance of Desire

by Earl E. Fitz

Driven by an unfulfilled desire for the unattainable, ultimately indefinable Other, the protagonists of the novels and stories of acclaimed Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector exemplify and humanize many of the...


Sam Houston's Texas

by Sue Flanagan

When Sam Houston crossed the Red River for the first time in 1832, he termed Texas the "finest portion of the Globe that has ever blessed my vision." He soon made it his "abiding place" and became a lifelong...


Rip Ford's Texas

by John Salmon Ford & Stephen B. Oates

The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in...


The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish

by David William Foster, Daniel Altamiranda & Carmen de Urioste

Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides...


Gender and Society in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

by David William Foster

"Gender is an absolute ground zero for most human societies," writes David William Foster, "an absolute horizon of social subjectivity." In this book, he examines gender issues in thirteen Brazilian films made...


Mexico City in Contemporary Mexican Cinema

by David William Foster

Just as Mexican national life has come to center on the sprawling, dynamic, almost indefinable metropolis of Mexico City, so recent Mexican cinema has focused on the city not merely as a setting for films but...