History

Whither the Waters

Mapping the Great Basin from Bernardo de Miera to John C. Frémont
By John L. Kessell

This book places the man and the map in historical context, reminding readers of the enduring significance of Miera y Pacheco.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

Account of the Martyrs in the Provinces of La Florida

By Luis Jerónimo de Oré
Edited and Translated by Raquel Chang-RodríguezNancy Vogeley

This edition of Luis Jerónimo de Oré’s work presents readers with a new introduction and an annotated translation that place the text in the broader context of international politics.

Jerónimo Antonio Gil and the Idea of the Spanish Enlightenment

By Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Examining the career of a largely unstudied eighteenth-century engraver, this book establishes Jerónimo Antonio Gil, a man immersed within the complicated culture and politics of the Spanish empire, as a major figure in the history of both Spanish and Mexican art.

Before Brasília

Frontier Life in Central Brazil
By Mary C. Karasch

Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history.

Río

A Photographic Journey down the Old Río Grande
Edited by Melissa Savage

Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Río Grande of the American Southwest.

The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
By Christina Bueno

The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era

By Amelia M. Kiddle

This book examines culture and diplomacy in Mexico’s relations with the rest of Latin America during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934–1940).

Sons of the Mexican Revolution

Miguel Alemán and His Generation
By Ryan M. Alexander

Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.

In Appropriate Distance

The Ethics of the Photographic Essay
By Kelly Klingensmith

What is the evolving relationship between words and images in the photographic essay? Klingensmith explores this and other questions in In Appropriate Distance as she traces the development of the photographic essay from the 1890s to the 1990s and beyond.

Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina

Letters to Juan and Eva Perón
By Donna J. Guy

Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President Perón and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing.

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