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Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes

Edited by Justin JenningsEdward R. Swenson

This book argues that a careful consideration of Andean conceptions of powerful places is critical not only to understanding Andean political and religious history but to rethinking sociological theories on landscapes more generally.

Citizens and Believers

Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Jalisco, 1900–1930
By Robert Curley

This book shows the centrality of religion to the making of the 1910 Mexican revolution.

Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

Edited by Paul F. ReedGary M. Brown

The contributors to this book attribute the development of Salmon and Aztec to migration and colonization by people from Chaco Canyon and that the Middle San Juan can be seen as one of the ancient Puebloan heartlands that made important contributions to contemporary Puebloan society.

Subjects: Archaeology

Exchanging Words

Language, Ritual, and Relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park
By Christopher Ball

This book tells the story of the Wauja group from the Xingu Indigenous Park in central Brazil and its relation to powerful new interlocutors.

Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology
Edited by Rani T. AlexanderSusan Kepecs

This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.

Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

A Personal History of the Allotment Era
By Darnella Davis

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space
Edited by Peter M. Whiteley

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.

Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America

Edited by William H. Beezley

The contributors examine a variety of countries where powerful historical movements were shaped intentionally by music.

Esteban

The African Slave Who Explored America
By Dennis Herrick

In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles.

Cutting the Wire

Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border
By Ray GonzalezLawrence Welsh
Edited by Lisa McNiel
Photographs by Bruce Berman

Cutting the Wire, a masterful collaboration between photographer Bruce Berman and poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh, offers us a way to look again, to really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States.

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