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Maya History

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff & Rosemary Joyce

Tatiana Proskouriakoff, a preeminent student of the Maya, made many breakthroughs in deciphering Maya writing, particularly in demonstrating that the glyphs record the deeds of actual human beings, not gods...


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...


Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary Struggles and the Dirty War, 1964-1982

by Fernando Herrera Calderon & Adela Cedillo

The Cold War in Latin America spawned numerous authoritarian and military regimes in response to the ostensible threat of communism in the Western Hemisphere, and with that, a rigid national security doctrine...


The Illusion of Ignorance: Constructing the American Encounter with Mexico, 1877-1920

by Janice Lee Jayes

This book examines cultural politics of the American encounter with Porfirian Mexico as a precursor and model for the twentieth-century American encounters. American ignorance of other nations' experiences is...


Medicine in Mexico: From Aztec Herbs to Betatrons

by Gordon Schendel & José|Bustamante, Migu Álvarez Amézquita

A witch doctor casting an evil spell in a steaming jungle village; a young medical-school graduate cleaning a machete wound in a rat-infested thatched hut; a world-renowned scientist doing research in Mexico...


Real del Monte: A British Silver Mining Venture in Mexico

by Robert W. Randall

To speak of mining in newly independent Mexico is to speak of silver. And silver, historically abundant in the Real del Monte-Pachuca district, was the object of the Company of Adventurers in the Mines of Real...


Communism in Mexico: A Study in Political Frustration

by Karl M. Schmitt

The ease with which Cuba slipped into its relationship with Communism revived in the United States its recurring nightmare in which other Latin American countries, particularly Mexico, become satellites of Russia...


Haciendas and Economic Development: Guadalajara, Mexico, at Independence

by Richard B. Lindley

Agriculture, commerce, and mining were the engines that drove New Spain, and past historians have treated these economic categories as sociological phenomena as well. For these historians, society in eighteenth-century...


Mexico and the Spanish Cortes, 1810-1822: Eight Essays

by Nettie Lee Benson

Few developments in the history of the Spanish colonial system in Mexico have been more carelessly treated or more often misinterpreted than the attempt to establish constitutional government in New Spain under...


Pioneer Printer: Samuel Bangs in Mexico and Texas

by Lota M. Spell

Samuel Bangs, the first printer in the territory that is now Texas, once owed his life to his printing press. One of the few survivors of the Mina Expedition to Mexico in 1817, Bangs wrote to Servando de Mier,...


Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917-1942

by Lorenzo Meyer & Muriel Vasconcellos

From reviews of the Spanish edition:"Meyer's perceptive commentary on Mexican power politics presents new insights into the petroleum lobbies in Mexico City and Washington. With unbiased empathy he shows the...


The Lowland Maya Postclassic

by Arlen F. Chase & Prudence M. Rice

This collection represents a major step forward in understanding the era from the end of Classic Maya civilization to the Spanish conquest.


Memory, Myth, and Time in Mexico: From the Aztecs to Independence

by Enrique Florescano, Albert G. Bork & Kathryn R. Bork

In Memory, Myth, and Time in Mexico, noted Mexican scholar Enrique Florescano's Memoria mexicana becomes available for the first time in English. A collection of essays tracing the many memories of the past...


Steel and Economic Growth in Mexico

by William Edward Cole

Iron ore is widely distributed over the world and has been mined from ancient times, but Mexico, with a good supply of ore, was a relative newcomer to the ranks of iron- and steel-producing nations. This distinctive...


Canal Irrigation in Prehistoric Mexico: The Sequence of Technological Change

by William E. Doolittle

Prehistoric farmers in Mexico invented irrigation, developed it into a science, and used it widely. Indeed, many of the canal systems still in use in Mexico today were originally begun well before the discovery...


The Paradise Garden Murals of Malinalco: Utopia and Empire in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

by Jeanette Favrot Peterson

The valley of Malinalco, Mexico, long renowned for its monolithic Aztec temples, is a microcosm of the historical changes that occurred in the centuries preceding and following the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth...


Mexican Political Biographies, 1884-1934

Positivism in Mexico

by Leopoldo Zea & Josephine H. Schulte

Positivism, not just an "ivory tower" philosophy, was a major force in the social, political, and educational life of Mexico during the last half of the nineteenth century. Once colonial conservatism had been...


The Monterrey Elite and the Mexican State, 1880-1940

by Alex M. Saragoza

After the Revolution of 1910, a powerful group of Monterrey businessmen led by the Garza-Sada fanllly emerged as a key voice of the Mexican private sector. The Monterrey Elite and The Mexican State is the first...


Exiles and Citizens: Spanish Republicans in Mexico

by Patricia W. Fagen

At the end of the Spanish civil war, Mexico was the only country to offer open refuge to the thousands of Republican emigrés who fled from Spain in 1939-1940. Exiles and Citizens is a study of these political...