Latin America

Maya Nationalisms and Postcolonial Challenges in Guatemala

Coloniality, Modernity, and Identity Politics
By Emilio del Valle Escalante

This book focuses on the emergence and political-cultural implications of Guatemala’s Maya movement.

Crossing Borders with the Santo Niño de Atocha

By Juan Pescador

In this thoroughly researched work, Juan Javier Pescador traces the history of popular devotion to the Santo Niño de Atocha, one of the the most prominent religious figures for households between Zacatecas, Mexico, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Black Mexico

Race and Society from Colonial to Modern Times
Edited by Matthew RestallBen Vinson III

This edited volume compiles the most recent research on a pivotal topic in Latin American history--Afro-Mexican experiences from pre-conquest to the modern period.

Hearing the Mermaid's Song

The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro
By Lindsay Hale

Based on personal experience as a participant and observer over nearly a decade, Hale explores the unique spiritual beliefs of this Afro-Brazilian religion that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth century.

Women's Migration Networks in Mexico and Beyond

By Tamar Diana Wilson

This study examines the vital role that women's labor and personal networks play, both within Mexico and transnationally, in assisting other women to migrate and in providing support for male family members as well.


Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America
Edited by Jürgen BuchenauLyman L. Johnson

In using natural disasters as a way to study societal and especially political change, the essays in this volume illustrate the immediate as well as the long term consequences of destruction.

Andean Journeys

Migration, Ethnogenesis, and the State in Colonial Quito
By Karen Vieira Powers

This account of the native peoples of Ecuador in the sixteenth and seventeenth century shows how they not only resisted, adapted, and survived Spanish colonization but reinvented themselves as a culture.

The Archaeologist was a Spy

Sylvanus G. Morley and the Office of Naval Intelligence
By Louis R. SadlerCharles H. Harris

Sylvanus G. Morley was the most influential Mayan archaeologist of his generation and perhaps the greatest American spy of WWI. Harris and Sadler document for the first time Morley's dual career as a scholar and a spy. Working for the Office of Naval Intelligence, he proved an invaluable source of information about German and anti-American activity in Mexico and Central America.

The Secret War in El Paso

Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906-1920
By Charles H. HarrisLouis R. Sadler

The untold story of El Paso and its role as the scene of clandestine operations during the Mexican Revolution is revealed here for the first time.

Yucatan Through Her Eyes

Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Writer and Expeditionary Photographer
By Lawrence Desmond

The biography and photographs of this talented and adventurous woman are accompanied here by her previously unpublished diary.