Latin America

Living in Silverado

Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico
By David M. Gitlitz

In this thoroughly researched work, David M. Gitlitz traces the lives and fortunes of three clusters of sixteenth-century crypto-Jews in Mexico’s silver mining towns.

La Santa Muerte in Mexico

History, Devotion, and Society
Edited by Wil G. Pansters

This book examines La Santa Muerte’s role in people’s daily lives and explores how popular religious practices of worship and devotion developed around a figure often associated with illicit activities.

The Legacy of Rulership in Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Historia de la nación chichimeca

By Leisa A. Kauffmann

In this book Leisa A. Kauffmann takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the writings of one of Mexico’s early chroniclers, Fernando de Alva Ixtilxochitl, a bilingual seventeenth-century historian from Central Mexico.

The Origins of Macho

Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico
By Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

Lipsett-Rivera traces the genesis of the Mexican macho by looking at daily interactions between Mexican men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca

By Kathleen M. McIntyre

In this fascinating book Kathleen M. McIntyre traces intra-village conflicts stemming from Protestant conversion in southern Mexico and successfully demonstrates that both Protestants and Catholics deployed cultural identity as self-defense in clashes over local power and authority.

Mexico in the Time of Cholera

By Donald Fithian Stevens

The book takes the devastating 1833 cholera epidemic as its dramatic center and expands beyond this episode to explore love, lust, lies, and midwives.

Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

By Carmen A. Serrano

This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture.

Pious Imperialism

Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City
By Cornelius Conover

This book analyzes Spanish rule and Catholic practice from the consolidation of Spanish control in the Americas in the sixteenth century to the loss of these colonies in the nineteenth century by following the life and afterlife of an accidental martyr, San Felipe de Jésus.

A Most Splendid Company

The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective
By Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This magisterial volume unveils Richard and Shirley Flint’s deep research into the Latin American and Spanish archives in an effort to track down the history of the participants who came north with the Coronado expedition in 1540.

Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

Studies of Production and Exchange through Compositional Analysis
Edited by Michael D. GlascockHector NeffKevin J. Vaughn

This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America.

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