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The Year Of Decision, 1846

by Bernard DeVoto

This book tells the story of some people who went west in 1846.

Its purpose is to tell that story in such a way that the reader may realize the far western frontier experience, which is part of our cultural inheritance,...


Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortés

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the...


Yesterday's Train

by Terry Pindell

Since 1988, Terry Pindell has been exploring North America, seeking integration of past and present, history and headlines. The result has been three highly acclaimed book spinning a beautiful web of culture,...


The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

by Gisele Díaz & Alan Rodgers

First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.


Mestizo: The History, Culture and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano --The Emerging Mestizo-Americans

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento

This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics,...


On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico

by Andrew Grant Wood, Víctor Manuel Macías-González, Juan Cabeza de Baca & Vincent Cabeza de Baca et al.

A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating...


The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780-1824

by Christon I. Archer

The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence...


Religious Culture in Modern Mexico

by Martin Austin Nesvig

This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted...


The Human Tradition in Mexico

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures,...


The Women's Revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953

by Patience A. Schell, Stephanie Mitchell, Nichole Sanders & Carmen Ramos Escandón et al.

This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and...


Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

by Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections on both sides of the US-Mexico border. She describes how and why these byproducts...


The Mexicans

by Patrick Oster

The Mexicans is a multifaceted portrait of the complex, increasingly turbulent neighbor to our south. It is the story of a country in crisis -- poverty, class tensions, political corruption -- as told through...


A New Time for Mexico

by Carlos Fuentes

In the essays in A New Time for Mexico, Carlos Fuentes discusses the history, origins and nature of Mexico's political system and the unforeseen, tumultuous events that began in 1994 with the rebellion in Chiapas...


Mexico

by Enrique Krauze

The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church...


Opening Mexico

by Julia Preston & Samuel Dillon

The Story of Mexico's political rebirth, by two pulitzer prize-winning reporters

Opening Mexico is a narrative history of the citizens' movement which dismantled the kleptocratic one-party state that dominated...


Cartel

by Sylvia Longmire

Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs...


Amexica

by Ed Vulliamy

Amexica is the harrowing story of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border—"a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither"—as the narco-war...


Wah-to-yah, and the Taos Trail

by Lewis Hector Garrard

Wah-to-Yah is the only well-known book written by Garrard. It has won a secure place in the literature of the American

West.

On 1 Sept 1846, Garrard, 17 years old, joined a caravan in Westport Landing, Missouri...


The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie Of Kentucky

by James Ohio Pattie

During an expedition from St. Louis, through the vast regions between that place and the pacific ocean, and thence back through the City of Mexico to Vera Cruz, during journeyings of six years; in which he and...


The House of the Pain of Others

by Julián Herbert

A brilliant work of historical excavation with profound echoes in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia

Early in the twentieth century, amid the myths of progress and modernity that underpinned Mexico’s...