The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
By William Garrett Acree
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-6105-9 December 2019
$95.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-6104-2 December 2019
In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.
Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina
By Jeffrey M. Shumway
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-6090-8 November 2019
$95.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-6089-2 November 2019
Mariquita’s and Juan Manuel’s lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750–1850).
In an effort to establish the Camino Real de California as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Joseph P. Sánchez explores the rich history of the path running from San Diego to San Francisco in this significant study.
In this collection of what the author calls Easy Essays, Chatfield recounts his childhood, explains the social issues that have played a significant role in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw all too frequently.
This book examines La Santa Muerte’s role in people’s daily lives and explores how popular religious practices of worship and devotion developed around a figure often associated with illicit activities.