Latin America

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

A Troubled Marriage

Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas
By Sean F. McEnroe

A Troubled Marriage describes the lives of native leaders whose resilience and creativity allowed them to survive and prosper in the traumatic era of European conquest and colonial rule.

Staging Frontiers

The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
By William Garrett Acree

In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.

Heroes of the Borderlands

The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music
By Christopher Conway

Christopher Conway’s lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture.

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