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Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast

by Howard Garrett

Whether you're a first-time homeowner, dedicated gardener, or landscape professional, if you're gardening on the Gulf Coast, you need Howard Garrett's Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast. Garrett is one of...


Butterflies Will Burn: Prosecuting Sodomites in Early Modern Spain and Mexico

by Federico Garza Carvajal

As Spain consolidated its Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, discourses about the perfect Spanish man or "Vir" went hand-in-hand with discourses about another kind of man, one who engaged in...


Women's Lives in Colonial Quito: Gender, Law, and Economy in Spanish America

by Kimberly Gauderman

What did it mean to be a woman in colonial Spanish America? Given the many advances in women's rights since the nineteenth century, we might assume that colonial women had few rights and were fully subordinated...


Murder Was Not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic

by Judy E. Gaughan

Embarking on a unique study of Roman criminal law, Judy Gaughan has developed a novel understanding of the nature of social and political power dynamics in republican government. Revealing the significant relationship...


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...


Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture of El Tajín

by Rex Koontz

El Tajín, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the...


The Colonial Spanish-American City: Urban Life in the Age of Atlantic Capitalism

by Jay Kinsbruner

The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life,...


Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

by Joseph J. Keenan

Many language books are boring-this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way-by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people-it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge...


Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature

by Stephen Katz

Between 1890 and 1924, more than two million Jewish immigrants landed on America's shores. The story of their integration into American society, as they traversed the difficult path between assimilation and...


Hanif Kureishi: Postcolonial Storyteller

by Kenneth C. Kaleta

"Hanif Kureishi is a proper Englishman. Almost." So observes biographer Kenneth Kaleta. Well known for his films My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, the Anglo-Asian screenwriter, essayist,...


Seeing and Being Seen: The Q'eqchi' Maya of Livingston, Guatemala, and Beyond

by Hilary E. Kahn

The practice of morality and the formation of identity among an indigenous Latin American culture are framed in a pioneering ethnography of sight that attempts to reverse the trend of anthropological fieldwork...


Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque

by Mohja Kahf

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed-the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance...


Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender, and Aesthetics

by Akel Ismail Kahera

From the avant-garde design of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City to the simplicity of the Dar al-Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the American mosque takes many forms of visual and architectural...


Modernismo, Modernity and the Development of Spanish American Literature

by Cathy L. Jrade

Modernismo arose in Spanish American literature as a confrontation with and a response to modernizing forces that were transforming Spanish American society in the later nineteenth century. In this book, Cathy...


Native North American Armor, Shields, and Fortifications

by David E. Jones

From the Chickasaw fighting the Choctaw in the Southeast to the Sioux battling the Cheyenne on the Great Plains, warfare was endemic among the North American Indians when Europeans first arrived on this continent....


Creating Outdoor Classrooms: Schoolyard Habitats and Gardens for the Southwest

by Lauri Macmillan Johnson, Kim Duffek & James Richards

Schoolyards have come a long way from the barren playgrounds that many people remember. Today's school campuses often feature gardens in which students can learn about native plants and wildlife, grow vegetables...


Unlearning the Language of Conquest: Scholars Expose Anti-Indianism in America

by Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs)

Responding to anti-Indianism in America, the wide-ranging perspectives culled in Unlearning the Language of Conquest present a provocative account of the contemporary hegemony still at work today, whether conscious...


One Ranger Returns

by H. Joaquin Jackson & James L. Haley

No Texas Ranger memoir has captured the public's imagination like Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. Readers thrilled to Jackson's stories of catching criminals and keeping the peace across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico...


The Last Battle of the Civil War: Palmetto Ranch

by Jeffrey Wm Hunt

More than two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, the New York Times reported a most surprising piece of news. On May 12-13, the last battle of the Civil War...


Mesoamerican Healers

by Brad R. Huber & Alan R. Sandstrom

Healing practices in Mesoamerica span a wide range, from traditional folk medicine with roots reaching back into the prehispanic era to westernized biomedicine. These sometimes cooperating, sometimes competing...