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.

Rethinking Jewish-Latin Americans

Edited by Jeffrey LesserRaanan Rein

These essays by noted scholars place Latin America's Jews squarely within the context of both Latin American and ethnic studies, a significant departure from traditional approaches that have treated Latin American Jewry as a subset of Jewish Studies.

Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821

By Kelly Donahue-Wallace

A chronological overview of important art, sculpture, and architectural monuments of colonial Latin America within the economic and religious contexts of the era.

Raising an Empire

Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America
Edited by Ondina GonzálezBianca Premo

Raising an Empire takes readers on a journey into the world of children and childhood in early modern Ibero-America.

Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador

The Insurrection of 1932, Roque Dalton, and the Politics of Historical Memory
By Héctor Lindo-FuentesErik ChingRafael A. Lara-Martinez

The authors provide the first systematic study of the infamous massacre now regarded as one of the most extreme cases of state-sponsored repression in modern Latin American history.

Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches

Afro-Mexican Ritual Practice in the Seventeenth Century
By Joan Cameron Bristol

New information from Inquisition documents shows how African slaves in Mexico adapted to the constraints of the Church and the Spanish crown in order to survive in their communities.

Making the Americas

The United States and Latin America from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization
By Thomas F. O'Brien

The author, an expert on business interests in Latin America, examines U.S. efforts, spanning two centuries, to impose economic dominance on the peoples of the Americas and the Latin American responses to these policies.

Private Passions and Public Sins

Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima
By María Emma Mannarelli
Translated by Meredith DodgeSidney Evans

A Peruvian scholar focuses on the cultural significance of illicit sexual practices in seventeenth-century Lima.

From Slavery to Freedom in Brazil

Bahia, 1835-1900
By Dale Torston Graden

The political and religious forces which led to the decline of the slave trade in nineteenth century Bahia, Brazil.

Slaves, Subjects, and Subversives

Blacks in Colonial Latin America
Edited by Jane LandersBarry Robinson

A comprehensive study of African slavery in the colonies of Spain and Portugal in the New World.

Malintzin's Choices

An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico
By Camilla Townsend

The complicated life of the real woman who came to be known as La Malinche.