Diálogos Series

Kris Lane, Series Editor

Understanding Latin America demands dialogue, deep exploration, and frank discussion of key topics. Founded by Lyman L. Johnson in 1992 and edited since 2013 by Kris Lane, the Diálogos Series focuses on innovative scholarship in Latin American history and related fields. The series, the most successful of its type, includes specialist works accessible to a wide readership and a variety of thematic titles, all ideally suited for classroom adoption by university and college teachers.

Modernizing Minds in El Salvador

Education Reform and the Cold War, 1960-1980
By Héctor Lindo-FuentesErik Ching

In this thoughtful collaborative study, the authors examine the processes by which education reform in El Salvador in the 1960s and 1970s became entwined in debates over theories of modernization and the politics of anticommunism.

A History of Mining in Latin America

From the Colonial Era to the Present
By Kendall Brown

Brown's focus on the legendary mines at Potosí and comparison of its operations to those of other mines in Latin America is a well-written and accessible study that is the first to span the colonial era to the present.

Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World

By Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study.

Subjects: Latin America

Cuauhtémoc's Bones

Forging National Identity in Modern Mexico
By Paul Gillingham

In this engaging study, Paul Gillingham uses the revelation of the forgery of Cuauhtémoc's tomb and the responses it evoked as a means of examining the set of ideas, beliefs, and dreams that bind societies to the nation-state.

Damned Notions of Liberty

Slavery, Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640-1769
By Frank Proctor

This study explores the lived experience of slavery from the perspective of slaves themselves to reveal how the enslaved may have conceptualized and contested their subordinated social positions in New Spain's middle colonial period (roughly 1630"“1760s).

Irresistible Forces

Latin American Migration to the United States and Its Effects on the South
By Gregory WeeksJohn Weeks

This study examines the phenomenon of the impact of Latin American migration on the southeastern United States, a region that now has the nation's fastest growing immigrant population.

Subjects: Latin America

The War for Mexico's West

Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550
By Ida Altman

Altman has undertaken the challenging task of examining the Spaniards' attempt to conquer and settle the western region of Mexico (New Galicia).

Black Mexico

Race and Society from Colonial to Modern Times
Edited by Matthew RestallBen Vinson III

This edited volume compiles the most recent research on a pivotal topic in Latin American history--Afro-Mexican experiences from pre-conquest to the modern period.


Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America
Edited by Jürgen BuchenauLyman L. Johnson

In using natural disasters as a way to study societal and especially political change, the essays in this volume illustrate the immediate as well as the long term consequences of destruction.

True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico

Edited by Robert BuffingtonPablo Piccato

This edited volume focuses on Mexico's social and cultural history through the lens of celebrated cases of social deviance from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.