History

The Legacy of Rulership in Fernando De Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Historia de la nación chichimeca

By Leisa A. Kauffmann

In this book Leisa A. Kauffmann takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the writings of one of Mexico’s early chroniclers, Fernando de Alva Ixtilxochitl, a bilingual seventeenth-century historian from Central Mexico.

The Origins of Macho

Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico
By Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

Lipsett-Rivera traces the genesis of the Mexican macho by looking at daily interactions between Mexican men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

Land of Nuclear Enchantment

A New Mexican History of the Nuclear Weapons Industry
By Lucie Genay

In this thoughtful social history of New Mexico’s nuclear industry, Lucie Genay traces the scientific colonization of the state in the twentieth century from the points of view of the local people.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy

A Rare Photographic History
By John BisneyJ. L. Pickering

This engaging and unprecedented work captures the compelling story of John F. Kennedy’s role in advancing the United States’ space program, set against the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

Journalism, Satire, and Censorship in Mexico

Edited by Paul GillinghamMichael LettieriBenjamin T. Smith

In this collection historians, media experts, political scientists, cartoonists, and journalists reconsider censorship, state-press relations, news coverage, and readership to retell the history of Mexico’s press.

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