History

Colonial Kinship

Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay
By Shawn Michael Austin

In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
Edited by Carolyne R. Larson

This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina’s most important historical periods.

The Journal of James A. Brush

The Expedition and Military Operations of General Don Francisco Xavier Mina in Mexico, 1816–1817
Edited by Karen RacineGraham Lloyd

Editors Karen Racine and Graham Lloyd provide extensive insight into the Mina expedition during the revolution of Mexican independence as captured in the journal of James A. Brush.

Gender, Race, and Power in the Indian Reform Movement

Revisiting the History of the WNIA
Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes

This collection of essays offers a new interpretation of the WNIA’s founding, argues that the WNIA provided opportunities for indigenous women, creates a new space in the public sphere for white women, and reveals the WNIA’s role in broader national debates centered on Indian land rights and the political power of Christian reform.

Chile Peppers

A Global History
By Dave DeWitt

In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.

Relicarios

The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America
By Martha J. Egan
Edited by Carol Eastes

Relicarios reflects forty years of the author’s research, including correspondence and interviews with relicarieros, art historians, curators, collectors, silversmiths, anticuarios, and clergy as well as the author’s collection of several hundred examples.

Subjects: ArtHistory

With This Root about My Person

Charles H. Long and New Directions in the Study of Religion
Edited by Jennifer ReidDavíd Carrasco

Charles H. Long’s groundbreaking works on Africana religious studies serve as the backdrop to With This Root about My Person.

Subjects: ReligionHistory

From the Galleons to the Highlands

Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas
Edited by Alex BoruckiDavid EltisDavid Wheat

Students and scholars will find the comprehensive study and analysis in From the Galleons to the Highlands invaluable in examining the study of the slave trade to colonial Spanish America.

Prizefighting and Civilization

A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940
By David C. LaFevor

In Prizefighting and Civilization: A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840–1940, historian David C. LaFevor traces the history of pugilism in Mexico and Cuba from its controversial beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century through its exponential rise in popularity during the early twentieth century.

Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954

By Patricia Harms

In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country’s national memory and its historical consciousness.

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