Latin America

The Women's Suffrage Movement and Feminism in Argentina from Roca to Perón

By Gregory Hammond

Providing an overview of the women's suffrage movement from its earliest stages through the passage of the 1947 law, this study examines what Argentina's history can tell us about the moment when a society agrees to the equal participation of women in the political realm.

The Latest Word from 1540

People, Places, and Portrayals of the Coronado Expedition
Edited by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This book examines the environmental and cultural impact of the Coronado expedition while also placing it in the context of what was happening in Mexico as Spain expanded west and north of Mexico City.

Remapping Bolivia

Resources, Territory, and Indigeneity in a Plurinational State
Edited by Nicole FabricantBret Gustafson

The 2005 election of Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia marked a critical moment of transformation—a coca farmer and peasant union leader became the first indigenous president in the history of the Americas.

The Wrath of God

Lope de Aguirre, Revolutionary of the Americas
By Evan Balkan

Deliberately provocative, Evan Balkan's The Wrath of God examines Aguirre, a symbol of Basque fury and rampage, arguing that Aguirre's historical representation as a one-dimensional madman deserves revisiting.

Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World

By Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study.

Subjects: Latin America

The Society of Equality

Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile, 1818-1851
By James Wood

Wood argues that the "œSociety of Equality" set a new standard for democratic thought and action in Chilean history and was arguably the most democratic political association of its era in all of Latin America.

Primitive Revolution

Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
By Jason Dormady

In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring Christianity-and the practice of Mexican citizenship-to a more pure and essential state.

The Maya of Modernism

Art, Architecture, and Film
By Jesse Lerner

This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery.

Jean-Frederic Waldeck

Artist of Exotic Mexico
By Esther Pasztory

This work is a rediscovery of the lively and dramatic art of one of the first European artists to visit the ruins at Palenque in the early nineteenth century.

The Limits of Gender Domination

Women, the Law, and Political Crisis in Quito, 1765-1830
By Chad Thomas Black

By documenting the progressive removal of limits to patriarchal power in the waning years of the Spanish Empire in Quito, this study traces the genealogy of legal patriarchy in Spanish America.

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