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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...


The Mexican Revolution: A Short History 1910-1920

by Stuart Easterling

Why did the Mexican Revolution happen? What makes it distinctive? Was it even a revolution at all?


Mexico

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain

by Bernal Diaz del Castillo

The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Unabridged Edition (Vol.1-2).

The author of this original and charming production, to which he justly gives the title of 'The True History of the Conquest...


The Plumed Serpent

by David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence’s "The Plumed Serpent" is the story of an Aztec pagan revolution that spreads through Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution (the 1910s). Published in 1926, it also has themes...


Outsiders and Outcasts in the Mexica World

by Jaime Echeverría García

The study of pre-Hispanic societies focuses not only on their most remarkable aspects--their technological developments, military exploits, political events, and economic achievements--but also on the everyday...


Indian Depredations in Texas

by J. W. Wilbarger

"...The present generation can at best have but a faint idea of the hardships, exposures and perils to which the pioneers of Texas were subjected. For ten years they contended with the Mexican nation on the...


A Journey through Texas

by Frederick Law Olmsted

Before he became America's foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) was by turns a surveyor, merchant seaman, farmer, magazine publisher, and traveling newspaper correspondent. In 1856–57...


The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace

by John C. Duval

William Alexander Anderson "Bigfoot" Wallace (April 3, 1817 – January 7, 1899) was a famous Texas Ranger who took part in many of the military conflicts of the Republic of Texas and the United States in the...


History of the Mexican Empire and Mexico after the Empire

by History and Civilization Collection

History of the Mexican Empire and Mexico after the Empire (with illustrations).

“South of the United States, stretching away towards Central America, lies the country of Mexico...

It is difficult to choose whether...


A Hero for the Americas

by Robert Calder

A group of shipwrecked Spaniards washed onto the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in 1512, leading to first contact between the Spanish and the Maya. Two men survived the ordeal: Jerónimo de Aguilar, who became...


Citizen Illegal

by José Olivarez

Citizen Illegal is right on time, bringing both empathy and searing critique to the fore as a nation debates the very humanity of the people who built it.” —Eve Ewing, author of Electric Arches

In this...