Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
By Jason Dormady
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4951-4 June 2011
In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring Christianity-and the practice of Mexican citizenship-to a more pure and essential state.
"A modern horror story told in graphic detail. Morris's meticulous documentation traces prison corruption . . . proving the tragedy could have been avoided. I recommend this book without reservation."—Jack Anderson
Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950
By Vicki L. Ruiz
$24.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-0988-4 August 1987
This dramatic and turbulent history of UCAPAWA is a major contribution to the new labor history in its carefully documented account of minority women controlling their union and regulating their working lives.
Provides the first broad survey of Native American contributions during the war, examining how military service led to hightened expectations for changes in federal Indian policy and their standard of living.