Latin America

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.

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.

Contested Nation

The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile
By Pilar M. Herr

Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía—because of its status as a separate nation-state—became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic.

Victory on Earth or in Heaven

Mexico's Religionero Rebellion
By Brian A. Stauffer

This work reconstructs the history of Mexico’s forgotten “Religionero” rebellion of 1873–1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada.

Breath and Smoke

Tobacco Use among the Maya
Edited by Jennifer A. Loughmiller-CardinalKeith Eppich

Breath and Smoke explores the uses of tobacco among the Maya of Central America, revealing tobacco as a key topic in pre-Columbian art, iconography, and hieroglyphics.

A Woman, a Man, a Nation

Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina
By Jeffrey M. Shumway

Mariquita’s and Juan Manuel’s lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750–1850).

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