History

Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexico

Edited by Javier Villa-FloresSonya Lipsett-Rivera

The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico.

Making Aztlán

Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977
By Juan Gómez-QuiñonesIrene Vásquez

This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement’s social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement’s origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society.

The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico

World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
By Halbert Jones

Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.

The Politics of Giving in the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata

Donors, Lenders, Subjects, and Citizens
By Viviana L. Grieco

This book examines an eighteenth century Spanish state finance based on voluntary donations rather than taxes. The author analyzes the “gifts” ( donativos) that residents of colonial Argentina gave to the Spanish Crown and the city council of Buenos Aires.

A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora

The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Edited by Raymond H. Thompson
Translated by Werner S. ZimmtRobert E. Dahlquist

The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain.

Mono Lake

From Dead Sea to Environmental Treasure
By Abraham Hoffman

Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on “Save Mono Lake” bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake’s environmental and cultural history.

A Pueblo Social History

Kinship, Sodality, and Community in the Northern Southwest
By John A. Ware

A Pueblo Social History explores the intersection of archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. John Ware argues that all of the key Pueblo social, ceremonial, and political institutions—and their relative importance across the Pueblo world—can only be explained in terms of indigenous social history stretching back nearly two millennia.

Native Brazil

Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1900
Edited by Hal Langfur

This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil’s native peoples shaped their own histories.

Indian Policies in the Americas

from Columbus to Collier and Beyond
By William Y. Adams

In Indian Policies in the Americas, Adams addresses the idea that “the Indian,” as conceived by colonial powers and later by different postcolonial interest groups, was as much ideology as empirical reality. Adams surveys the policies of the various colonial and postcolonial powers, then reflects upon the great ideological, moral, and intellectual issues that underlay those policies.

Philmont

A History of New Mexico's Cimarron Country
By Lawrence R. Murphy

This classic account is the first and still the best comprehensive history of the Colfax County area of northeastern New Mexico.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

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