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.

The Silver King

The Remarkable Life of the Count of Regla in Colonial Mexico
By Edith Boorstein Couturier

Pedro Romero de Terreros, the first Count of Regla, was born in Spain in 1710, but when he was twenty-one, his parents sent him to live with an uncle in New Spain to assume control of the family's businesses. Edith Couturier uses Regla's career to address the growing social tensions of the eighteenth century in New Spain.

A Pest in the Land

New World Epidemics in a Global Perspective
By Suzanne Alchon

In this timely study of all the reasons for extreme declines in native populations in the New World after colonization by Europeans, the author questions prevalent theories that exposure to Old World diseases was the sole cause of the devastation.

Quito 1599

City and Colony in Transition
By Kris Lane

Explores the dramatic colonial history of Ecuador and southern Colombia, fleshing out everyday life and individual exploits.

The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940

By Michael J. Gonzales

This volume carefully shows how Mexico institutionalized some revolutionary promises and suffered the shattering loss of others.

Andean Worlds

Indigenous History, Culture, and Consciousness under Spanish Rule, 1532-1825
By Kenneth Andrien

Examines the Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire in 1532 and how European and indigenous life ways became intertwined, producing a new and constantly evolving hybrid colonial order in the Andes.

Lives of the Bigamists

Marriage, Family, and Community in Colonial Mexico
Abridged Edition
By Richard Boyer

Boyer lets these Mexican people speak for themselves about how they got into trouble with the Inquisition.

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico

Men, Women, and War
By Mark Wasserman

This account of the history of Mexico from Independence to the Revolution traces the struggle of common people to exert control over their everyday lives.

Independence in Spanish America

Civil Wars, Revolutions, and Underdevelopment
Revised Edition
By Jay Kinsbruner

Clearly laid out in this book is an insightful interpretation of a pivotal era in world history. This new edition, revised and enlarged to take account of recently published studies as well as a rethinking of certain prevailing views, is a compelling reinterpretation of the independence era.

Tangled Destinies

Latin America and the United States
By Linda B. HallLyman L. Johnson

Historical overview from both perspectives of the often-troubled and always uneven relationship between the United States and the nations of Latin America.

The Century of U.S. Capitalism in Latin America

By Thomas F. O'Brien

Traces the development of U.S. business interests in Latin America from the early 19th century to the present.