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.
People, Places, and Portrayals of the Coronado Expedition
Edited by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint
$55.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5060-2 October 2011
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.
Resources, Territory, and Indigeneity in a Plurinational State
Edited by Nicole FabricantBret Gustafson
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-51-9 September 2011
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.
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.
Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
By Jason Dormady
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4951-4 June 2011
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.
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.
Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile, 1818-1851
By James Wood
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4941-5 June 2011
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.
Combining five years of careful investigation (including information from eyewitness accounts, field research, and forensic analysis) with a close study of the creature's cultural and folkloric significance, Radford's book is the first to fully explore and try to solve the decades-old mystery of the chupacabra.