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Mexican Wilderness and Wildlife

by Ben Tinker, Doris L. Tischler & A. Starker Leopold

From the mountainous area bordering Arizona and New Mexico, the western range of the Sierra Madres reaches south into Mexico to the state of Jalisco. The eastern range stretches from the Texas border down to...


Mobility and Integration in Urban Argentina: Córdoba in the Liberal Era

by Mark D. Szuchman

Between the 1870s, when the great influx of European immigrants began, and the start of World War I, Argentina underwent a radical alteration of its social composition and patterns of economic productivity....


Son of the Alhambra: Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1504-1575

by Erika Spivakovsky

Last of the Spanish Renaissance men, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1504-1575) was a master of the humanist disciplines as well as an active diplomat whose correspondence provides insight into the workings of power...


Politics of the Chaco Peace Conference, 1935-1939

by Leslie B., Jr. Rout

After three years of indecisive but bloody war, guns lay silent in the Chaco Boreal in June 1935. Fifty years of bickering between Bolivia, a landlocked country seeking a river exit to the sea, and Paraguay,...


Buenos Aires: 400 Years

by Stanley R. Ross & Thomas F. McGann

Buenos Aires has been called the Paris of Latin America, and the comparison is just, for in style of life and city design Buenos Aires resembles not only the City of Light but also the other great world capitals-London,...


The Brazilians: Their Character and Aspirations

by José Honório Rodrigues, Ralph Edward Dimmick & E. Bradford Burns

Brazil has long been a country in search of its own meaning and mission. Early in their history Brazilians began to puzzle over their surroundings and their relation to them. The eighteenth century produced...


Urban Latin America: The Political Condition from Above and Below

by Alejandro Portes & John Walton

Much research on the city in developing societies has focused mainly on one of three areas-planning, demography, or economics-and has emphasized either power elites or the masses, but not both. The published...


Town in the Empire: Government, Politics, and Society in Seventeenth Century Popayán

by Peter Marzahl

During the seventeenth century, many of the fundamental characteristics of Spanish America were established. Peter Marzahl adds significantly to our understanding of this period with this study of Popayán,...


The Golden Frontier: The Recollections of Herman Francis Reinhart, 1851-1869

by Herman Francis Reinhart, Doyce B., Jr. Nunis & Nora B. Cunningham

The gold rush was Herman Francis Reinhart's life for almost twenty years. From the summer of 1851 when, as a boy in his late teens, he traveled the Oregon trail to California, until a January day in 1869 when...


The Provisional Austrian Regime in Lombardy-Venetia, 1814-1815

by R. John Rath

When Austrian soldiers first set foot in Lombardy-Venetia in October, 1813, they were greeted everywhere as liberators and friends. In the spring of 1815, when Joachim Murat's efforts to establish a united Italy...


Origins of the War with Mexico: The Polk-Stockton Intrigue

by Glenn W. Price

In the spring of 1846 James K. Polk announced that the Mexican Army had invaded United States territory and had "shed American blood upon the American soil." This political rhetoric, as Glenn W. Price establishes...


German Buenos Aires, 1900-1933: Social Change and Cultural Crisis

by Ronald C. Newton

This study of the German community of early twentieth-century Buenos Aires is a major contribution to the literature on Argentine history and on the New World immigrant experience. Beginning with the first wave...


The Politics of Population in Brazil: Elite Ambivalence and Public Demand

by Peter Mcdonough & Amaury DeSouza

The population of Brazil increased tenfold, from 10 to over 100 million, between 1880 and 1980, nearly half of this increase occurring since the end of World War II. The Politics of Population in Brazil examines...


The City Moves West: Economic and Industrial Growth in Central West Texas

by Robert L. Martin

Where water supply, railway transportation, and oil reserves have been abundant, towns in central West Texas have prospered; where these resources are few, settlements have maintained only slight growth or disappeared...


Dramatists in Revolt: The New Latin American Theater

by Leon F. Lyday & George W. Woodyard

Dramatists in Revolt, through studies of the major playwrights, explores significant movements in Latin American theater. Playwrights discussed are those who have made outstanding contributions to Latin American...


New Approaches to Latin American History

by Richard Graham & Peter H. Smith

New Approaches to Latin American History incorporates methods and concepts from the social sciences without abandoning a distinctively historical approach. A collection of original essays by distinguished younger...


My Diary: August 30th to November 5th, 1874

by Cornelia Adair, Malcolm Thurgood & Montagu K. Brown

Cornelia Wadsworth Adair's ancestors had pioneered in western New York, where they opened and developed large, palatial estates; and the life they lived was elegant and aristocratic. Adair too was discreetly...


What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918

by Peter Doyle

A century may now have passed since the Great War, but the stories of everyday soldiers serving in miserable and life-threatening conditions still have a sobering sense of immediacy. Personal records, photographs...


The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

by Steven Snape

From early towns to booming metropolises, The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt explores every facet of urban life in ancient Egypt with a leading authority in the field as a guide

Ancient Egyptian cities and...


The Great Archaeologists

by Brian M. Fagan

The story of how lost civilizations, buried cities, and ancient scripts were rediscovered for the modern age, as seen through the lives and exploits of the great archaeologists who made these phenomenal finds...