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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...


Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

by Rachel St. John

Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first...


Photographing the Mexican Revolution: Commitments, Testimonies, Icons

by John Mraz

The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 is among the world's most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary...


The Provincial Deputation in Mexico: Harbinger of Provincial Autonomy, Independence, and Federalism

by Nettie Lee Benson

Mexico and the United States each have a constitution and a federal system of government. This fact has led many historians to assume that the Mexican system of government, established in the 1820s, is an imitation...


Exports and Local Development: Mexico's New Maquiladoras

by Patricia A. Wilson

Mexico's export assembly industry has been the object of an intensely polarized debate. While some observers laud the maquiladora industry as a source of much-needed employment and foreign exchange for Mexico,...


La Revolucion: Mexico's Great Revolution as Memory, Myth, and History

by Thomas Benjamin

The 1910 Revolution is still tangibly present in Mexico in the festivals that celebrate its victories, on the monuments to its heroes, and, most important, in the stories and memories of the Mexican people....


Ranchero Revolt: The Mexican Revolution in Guerrero

by Ian Jacobs

The Mexican Revolution has most often been characterized as the revolt of the oppressed rural masses against the conservative regime of Porfirio Díaz. In Ranchero Revolt Ian Jacobs challenges this populist...


Anarchism & the Mexican Working Class, 1860-1931

by John M. Hart

The anarchist movement had a crucial impact upon the Mexican working class between 1860 and 1931. John M. Hart destroys some old myths and brings new information to light as he explores anarchism's effect on...


Barbarous Mexico

by John Kenneth Turner & Sinclair Snow

American historians preoccupied with the stirring events of the Mexican Revolution and the years following tend to neglect the basic causes of the conflict. John Kenneth Turner-a crusading California newspaperman-presents...


The Political Evolution of the Mexican People

by Justo Sierra, Charles Ramsdell & Edmundo O'Gorman

Are the Mexican people the children of Moctezuma or the children of Cortés? This question, long the central problem of Mexican historians, Justo Sierra answered by saying, "The Mexicans are the sons of the...


Men in a Developing Society: Geographic and Social Mobility in Monterrey, Mexico

by Jorge Balán, Harley Linwood Browning & Elizabeth Jelin

The central objective of Men in a Developing Society is to show, as concretely as possible, how men experience a period of rapid economic development, particularly in the areas of migration, occupational mobility,...


Religion and Revolution in Mexico's North: Even Unto Death . . . Tengamos Fe

by Philip R. Stover

Religion and revolution reverberated through northern Mexico like the thunder and lightning of its wild and fierce storms. Religion and Revolution in Mexico?s North reveals the motivation behind the madness...


Mexican Revolution: The Constitutionalist Years

by Charles C. Cumberland

The years 1913-1920 were the most critical years of the Mexican revolution. This study of the period, a sequel to Cumberland's Mexican Revolution: Genesis under Madero (University of Texas Press, 1952), traces...


The Road to El Cielo: Mexico's Forest in the Clouds

by Fred Webster & Marie S. Webster

Hidden high in the Sierra de Guatemala mountain range of northeastern Mexico in the state of Tamaulipas is the northernmost tropical cloud forest of the Western Hemisphere. Within its humid oak-sweetgum woodlands,...


Yesterday in Mexico: A Chronicle of the Revolution, 1919-1936

by John W. F. Dulles

Early in a sixteen-year sojourn in Mexico as an engineer for an American mining company, John W. F. Dulles became fascinated by the story of Mexico's emergence as a modern nation, and was imbued with the urge...


Fields of the Tzotzil: The Ecological Bases of Tradition in Highland Chiapas

by George A. Collier

Fields of the Tzotzil is the first study of social processes in contemporary highland Maya communities to encompass a regional view of the highlands of Chiapas as a system. In viewing tradition, not as a survival...


Mexican Financial Development

by Dwight S. Brothers & Leopoldo Solís M.

The development of the Mexican financial system as it has related to the remarkable growth of the Mexican economy is examined in this book.Believing that a better understanding of the past will permit a more...