Latin America

Native Peoples, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Paraguay

Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Barbara A. Ganson

This unique collection of multidisciplinary essays explores recent developments in Paraguay over the course of the last thirty years since General Alfred Stroessner fell from power in 1989.

Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala

Cultural Collapse and Christian Pentecostal Revitalization
Edited by John P. Hawkins

Drawing on over fifty years of research and data collected by field-school students, Hawkins argues that two factors—cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion—explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.

Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil

Edited by Hendrik KraayCelso Thomas CastilhoTeresa Cribelli

Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil introduces recent Brazilian scholarship to English-language readers, providing fresh perspectives on newspaper and periodical culture in the Brazilian empire from 1822 to 1889.

The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
Edited by Carolyne R. Larson

This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina’s most important historical periods.

Colonial Kinship

Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay
By Shawn Michael Austin

In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Journal of James A. Brush

The Expedition and Military Operations of General Don Francisco Xavier Mina in Mexico, 1816–1817
Edited by Karen RacineGraham Lloyd

Editors Karen Racine and Graham Lloyd provide extensive insight into the Mina expedition during the revolution of Mexican independence as captured in the journal of James A. Brush.

An Imperative to Cure

Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize
By James B. Waldram

James B. Waldram’s groundbreaking study, An Imperative to Cure: Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize, explores how our understanding of Indigenous therapeutics changes if we view them as forms of “medicine” instead of “healing.”

From the Galleons to the Highlands

Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas
Edited by Alex BoruckiDavid EltisDavid Wheat

Students and scholars will find the comprehensive study and analysis in From the Galleons to the Highlands invaluable in examining the study of the slave trade to colonial Spanish America.

Prizefighting and Civilization

A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940
By David C. LaFevor

In Prizefighting and Civilization: A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840–1940, historian David C. LaFevor traces the history of pugilism in Mexico and Cuba from its controversial beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century through its exponential rise in popularity during the early twentieth century.

Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954

By Patricia Harms

In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country’s national memory and its historical consciousness.

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