Latin America

Mexican Community Health and the Politics of Health Reform

By Suzanne Schneider

This very human study of emerging medical services in Morelos, Mexico, illustrates the variety of grassroot solutions to health care delivery in response to rising costs and restrictions on access.

The War for Mexico's West

Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550
By Ida Altman

Altman has undertaken the challenging task of examining the Spaniards' attempt to conquer and settle the western region of Mexico (New Galicia).

Nicaragua Before Now

Factory Work, Farming, and Fishing in a Low-wage Global Economy
By Nell Farrell

Farrell weaves together interviews, photographs, and her own observations to illustrate the relationship between Nicaraguan laborers, international politics, and global markets.

The Very Nature of God

Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City
By Brian Larkin

Using wills and other testaments of faith, Larkin examines the complex efforts by secular and religious authorities to reform religious practice during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Roosters at Midnight

Indigenous Signs and Stigma in Local Bolivian Politics
By Robert Albro

Roosters at Midnight is an ethnography about the political lives and careers of a growing urban-dwelling and indigenous constituency that operates primarily within the informal economy in and around the provincial capital Quillacollo.

One State, Many Nations

Indigenous Rights Struggles in Ecuador
By Maximilian Viatori

This book traces the process of self-organization and emergence within Ecuador’s Indigenous movement from 1998 to 2008 for the Zápara nationality, one of the smallest Indigenous groups in Ecuador, to explore the complex role that multiculturalism has played in local identity politics.

Miners of the Red Mountain

Indian Labor in Potosi, 1545-1650
By Peter Bakewell

La Clínica

A Doctor's Journey Across Borders
By David P. Sklar

Sklar recalls how his earliest experiences in a remote Mexican clinic helped shape his career as an emergency physician and educator.

Maya Yucatan

An Artist's Journey
By Phillip Hofstetter

These spectacular images document the beauty of the ancient sites of Yucatán and the enduring character of the Maya people still inhabiting the region.

Country of Bullets

Chronicles of War
By Juanita León
Translated by Guillermo Bleichmar

A respected journalist in Colombia chronicles the human stories of survival in the midst of the country's political and military violence.

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