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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...


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...


Discovering the Olmecs: An Unconventional History

by David C. Grove

The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into...


The Conquistadors

by Hammond Innes

This enthralling study which examines the impact of the Spaniards upon the Aztec and Inca worlds is dominated by the personalities involved, in particular Cortes and Montezuma. Their confrontation in the Aztec...


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...


Mexican Wilderness and Wildlife

by Ben Tinker, Doris L. Tischler & A. Starker Leopold

From the mountainous area bordering Arizona and New Mexico, the western range of the Sierra Madres reaches south into Mexico to the state of Jalisco. The eastern range stretches from the Texas border down to...


Origins of the War with Mexico: The Polk-Stockton Intrigue

by Glenn W. Price

In the spring of 1846 James K. Polk announced that the Mexican Army had invaded United States territory and had "shed American blood upon the American soil." This political rhetoric, as Glenn W. Price establishes...


Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009: Fourth Edition

by Roderic Ai Camp

This fourth edition of Roderic Camp's highly respected Mexican Political Biographies is an updated comprehensive biographical directory of leading state and national politicians in Mexico, covering the years...


Attack and Counterattack: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1842

by Joseph Milton Nance

It is 1842-a dramatic year in the history of Texas-Mexican relations. After five years of uneasy peace, of futile negotiations, of border raids and temporary, unofficial truces, a series of military actions...


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...


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 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...