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The History of Capitalism in Mexico: Its Origins, 1521-1763

by Enrique Semo & Lidia Lozano

What lies at the center of the Mexican colonial experience? Should Mexican colonial society be construed as a theoretical monolith, capitalist from its inception, or was it essentially feudal, as traditional...


Revolution at Queretaro: The Mexican Constitutional Convention of 1916-1917

by E.V., Jr. Niemeyer

In two of the most fateful months of Mexican history, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1916-1917 came to grips with the basic problem of twentieth-century Mexico. They hammered out pragmatic...


Profile of Man and Culture in Mexico

by Samuel Ramos, Peter G. Earle & Thomas B. Irving

Profile of Man and Culture in Mexico, originally written in 1934, is addressed to the author's compatriots, but it speaks to people, wherever they are, who are interested in enriching their own lives and in...


A Mexican Family Empire: The Latifundio of the Sanchez Navarro Family, 1765-1867

by Charles H., III Harris

Perhaps no other institution has had a more significant impact on Latin American history than the large landed estate-the hacienda. In Mexico, the latifundio, an estate usually composed of two or more haciendas,...


Maya Archaeology and Ethnohistory

by Norman Hammond & Gordon R. Willey

Embracing a wide range of research, this book offers various views on the intellectual history of Maya archaeology and ethnohistory and the processes operating in the rise and fall of Maya civilization. The...


A Rain of Darts: The Mexica Aztecs

by Burr Cartwright Brundage

This book was the first serious scholarly attempt in nearly a century to put in narrative form the exciting and important history of the Mexican Indians who founded Tenochtitlan and who created from it what...


Pillar of Salt: An Autobiography, with 19 Erotic Sonnets

by Salvador Novo, Marguerite Feitlowitz & Carlos Monsivais

Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was a provocative and prolific cultural presence in Mexico City through much of the twentieth century. With his friend and fellow poet Xavier Villaurrutia, he cofounded Ulises and Contemporáneos,...


Land, Livelihood, and Civility in Southern Mexico: Oaxaca Valley Communities in History

by Scott Cook

In the Valley of Oaxaca in Mexico's Southern Highland region, three facets of sociocultural life have been interconnected and interactive from colonial times to the present: first, community land as a space...


The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico: Crowned-Nun Portraits and Reform in the Convent

by James M. Córdova

In the eighteenth century, New Spaniards (colonial Mexicans) so lauded their nuns that they developed a local tradition of visually opulent portraits, called monjas coronadas or "crowned nuns," that picture...


Mexican Revolution: Genesis Under Madero

by Charles C. Cumberland

The Mexican Revolution is one of the most important and ambitious sociopolitical experiments in modem times. The Revolution developed in three distinct stages: the overthrow of the Díaz dictatorship, the subsequent...


Pre-Colombian Cities

by Jorge Enrique Hardoy

What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor...


Maximilian Affair

by Sara Yorke Stevenson

Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage...


Desperate Stand

by Stephen A. Carney

Discusses the Battle of Buena Vista which occurred during the MexicanAmerican War in 1847.


Porfirio Diaz

by Paul Garner

The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered...


Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema, 1988-2012

by Ignacio Sanchez Prado

The silver screen of Mexico, as it appears at home and abroad


We Came Naked and Barefoot: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca across North America

by Alex D. Krieger, Margery H. Krieger & Thomas R. Hester

Perhaps no one has ever been such a survivor as álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Member of a 600-man expedition sent out from Spain to colonize "La Florida" in 1527, he survived a failed exploration of the west...


Delirio-The Fantastic, the Demonic, and the Réel: The Buried History of Nuevo León

by Marie Theresa Hernández

Striking, inexplicable stories circulate among the people of Nuevo León in northern Mexico. Stories of conversos (converted Jews) who fled the Inquisition in Spain and became fabulously wealthy in Mexico. Stories...


Understanding the Chiapas Rebellion: Modernist Visions and the Invisible Indian

by Nicholas P. Higgins

To many observers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mexico appeared to be a modern nation-state at last assuming an international role through its participation in NAFTA and the OECD (Organization of Economic...


Social Stratification in Central Mexico, 1500-2000

by Hugo G. Nutini & Barry L. Isaac

In Aztec and colonial Central Mexico, every individual was destined for lifelong placement in a legally defined social stratum or estate. Social mobility became possible after independence from Spain in 1821...


The Making of the Mexican Border: The State, Capitalism, and Society in Nuevo León, 1848-1910

by Juan Mora-Torres

The issues that dominate U.S.-Mexico border relations today-integration of economies, policing of boundaries, and the flow of workers from south to north and of capital from north to south-are not recent developments....