History

A Persistent Revolution

History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico since 1968
By Randal Sheppard

Sheppard explores Mexico’s profound political, social, and economic changes through the lens of the persistent political power of Mexican revolutionary nationalism.

Fractured Faiths / Las fes fracturadas

Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World Identities / El judaísmo español, la Inquisición y identidades nuevo mundiales
By Roger L. DávilaJosef DíazRon D. Hart

Fractured Faiths traces the history of the Sephardic and converso (converted) Jews from their Golden Age to the twenty-first century, in both the land they left behind and in the lands they later settled.

Precarious Paths to Freedom

The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War
By Aragorn Storm Miller

Miller analyzes US-Venezuelan relations during the 1950s and 1960s as a case study for the broader political dynamics of the hemisphere and beyond during the critical period of the global Cold War.

The Zeon Files

Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs
By Mark C. ChildsEllen D. Babcock

The Zeon Files rescues the work of the Zeon Corporation from obscurity, presenting a collection of the working drawings of historic Route 66–era signs.

Inventing the Fiesta City

Heritage and Carnival in San Antonio
By Laura Hernández-Ehrisman

The story of how the multicultural identity of San Antonio, Texas, has been shaped and polished through its annual fiesta since the late nineteenth century.

A Distant Heartbeat

A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets
By Eunice Lipton

A Distant Heartbeat tells a tale of passion and heroism, centered on a fierce competition between brothers, a packet of missing letters, and the unforeseen results of family betrayal.

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Slavery and Politics

Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850
By Rafael MarqueseTâmis ParronMárcia Berbel
Translated by Leonardo Marques

The politics of slavery and slave trade in nineteenth-century Cuba and Brazil is the subject of this acclaimed study, first published in Brazil in 2010 and now available for the first time in English.

Abandoned in Place

Preserving America’s Space History
By Roland Miller

Roland Miller’s color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race.

Gendered Crossings

Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire
By Allyson M. Poska

Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants’ gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.

Volunteering for a Cause

Gender, Faith, and Charity in Mexico from the Reform to the Revolution
By Silvia Marina Arrom

This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

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