New Releases

Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca

By Kathleen M. McIntyre

In this fascinating book Kathleen M. McIntyre traces intra-village conflicts stemming from Protestant conversion in southern Mexico and successfully demonstrates that both Protestants and Catholics deployed cultural identity as self-defense in clashes over local power and authority.

Mexico in the Time of Cholera

By Donald Fithian Stevens

The book takes the devastating 1833 cholera epidemic as its dramatic center and expands beyond this episode to explore love, lust, lies, and midwives.

Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

By Carmen A. Serrano

This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture.

Pious Imperialism

Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City
By Cornelius Conover

This book analyzes Spanish rule and Catholic practice from the consolidation of Spanish control in the Americas in the sixteenth century to the loss of these colonies in the nineteenth century by following the life and afterlife of an accidental martyr, San Felipe de Jésus.

Governing Gifts

Faith, Charity, and the Security State
Edited by Erica Caple James

Ultimately the book aims to expand the parameters of what has typically been a US-centric discussion of faith-based interventions as it explores the concepts of faith, charity, security, and governance within a global perspective.

Subjects: Anthropology

Medicine Women

The Story of the First Native American Nursing School
By Jim Kristofic

In this detailed history Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

A Most Splendid Company

The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective
By Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This magisterial volume unveils Richard and Shirley Flint’s deep research into the Latin American and Spanish archives in an effort to track down the history of the participants who came north with the Coronado expedition in 1540.

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