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Political Recruitment across Two Centuries: Mexico, 1884-1991

by Roderic Ai Camp

During more than twenty years of field research, Roderic Ai Camp built a monumental database of biographical information on more than 3,000 leading national figures in Mexico. In this major contribution to Mexican...


Boss Rule in South Texas: The Progressive Era

by Evan Anders

Four men played leading roles in the political drama that unfolded in South Texas during the first decades of this century: James B. Wells, who ruled as boss of Cameron County and served as leading conservative...


Naval Power in the Conquest of Mexico

by C. Harvey Gardiner

In this account of the naval aspect of Hernando Cortés's invasion of the Aztec Empire, C. Harvey Gardiner has added another dimension to the drama of Spanish conquest of the New World and to Cortés himself...


Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy

by Jacob Axelrad

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England,...


The Viennese Revolution of 1848

by R. John Rath

Liberalism, in the nineteenth-century sense of the term, came to Austria much later than it came to western Europe, for it was not until the 1840s that the industrial revolution reached the Hapsburg Empire,...


Vasconcelos of Mexico: Philosopher and Prophet

by John H. Haddox

José Vasconcelos-lawyer, politician, writer, educator, philosopher, prophet, and mystic-was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the intellectual life of twentieth-century Mexico.Vasconcelos...


Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011

by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan & Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

From frontier times in the Republic of Texas until today, Texans have been making gorgeous quilts. Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes documented the first 150 years of the state's rich heritage...


Panama Odyssey

by William J. Jorden

The Panama Canal Treaties of 1977 were the most significant foreign policy achievement of the Carter administration. Most Latin American nations had regarded the 1903 treaty and its later minor modifications...


Sandino's Communism: Spiritual Politics for the Twenty-First Century

by Donald C. Hodges

Drawing on previously unknown or unassimilated sources, Donald C. Hodges here presents an entirely new interpretation of the politics and philosophy of Augusto C. Sandino, the intellectual progenitor of Nicaragua's...


Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

by Tobias R. Philbin

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


Vietnam: The Early Decisions

by Lloyd C. Gardner & Ted Gittinger

Haunting questions remain about our involvement in Vietnam. Perhaps the most persistent of these is whether President Kennedy would have ended American involvement in Vietnam if he had lived.For many Americans,...


How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals

by Edwin P. Hoyt

This meticulous study is a concentrated look at Naval Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his subordinate leaders—fighting men under stress—and the relationship of fighting admirals to their top leaders and each...


Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South

by Michael P. Johnson & James L. Roark

"A remarkably fine work of creative scholarship." —C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books In 1860, when four million African Americans were enslaved, a quarter-million others, including William Ellison,...


Galveston: A History

by David G. McComb

On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island. Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one of earth's ongoing creations-time is forever new. Here, on the shoreline, embraced by the...


The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys...

by J. Marvin Hunter

These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas-those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. Gleaned from members...


Tejano South Texas: A Mexican American Cultural Province

by Daniel D. Arreola

On the plains between the San Antonio River and the Rio Grande lies the heartland of what is perhaps the largest ethnic region in the United States, Tejano South Texas. In this cultural geography, Daniel Arreola...


Spanish Expeditions into Texas, 1689-1768

by William C. Foster

Mapping old trails has a romantic allure at least as great as the difficulty involved in doing it. In this book, William Foster produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from...


Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836

by Stephen L. Hardin & Gary S. Zaboly

Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore...


Taming the Nueces Strip: The Story of McNelly's Rangers

by George Durham & Clyde Wantland

Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback,...


The Wind that Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942

by George R. Leighton & Anita Brenner

The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Díaz. The Wind That Swept Mexico, originally published in 1943, was the first book to present a broad account of that revolution...