History

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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