Latin America

Developing Zapatista Autonomy

Conflict and NGO Involvement in Rebel Chiapas
By Niels Barmeyer

Based on his own experience and further research in Chiapas, Barmeyer provides an in-depth analysis of the advances and limitations of the Zapatista autonomy project over the past fourteen years.

The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City

By Flora Simmons Clancy

The stunning imagery created at Piedras Negras was produced for cultural and ceremonial purposes, but Maya expert Clancy argues that its enduring artistic value cannot be ignored.

True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico

Edited by Robert BuffingtonPablo Piccato

This edited volume focuses on Mexico's social and cultural history through the lens of celebrated cases of social deviance from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Moche Art and Visual Culture in Ancient Peru

By Margaret Jackson

This multidisciplinary study analyzes the visual, linguistic, and cultural significance of the imagery used by the Moche in their ceramics and murals.

Crafting the Republic

Lima's Artisans and Nation-Building in Peru, 1821-1879
By Iñigo García-Bryce

An elegantly written social history of the evolution of artisan guilds in nineteenth-century Peru.

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe

Tradition and Transformation
By Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

This richly illustrated study examines how the Black Madonna has become a symbol of national identity, resistance against oppression, and empowerment for the female populations of such diverse cultures as Poland and Cuba.

The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo

Edited by Davíd Carrasco

A new abridgement of Diaz del Castillo's classic Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España.

Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba

By Jualynne E. Dodson

Dodson examines the history of traditional religious practices in the Oriente region of contemporary Cuba.

Runaway Daughters

Seduction, Elopement, and Honor in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
By Kathryn A. Sloan

Sloan investigates how civil laws in post-colonial Mexico played a significant role in changing social norms for marriage, sexuality, and parental authority.

Tree of Hate

Propaganda and Prejudices Affecting United States Relations with the Hispanic World
By Philip Wayne Powell

"Powell seeks not merely to trace the origins of what he calls Hispanophobia but to analyze its impact on American education, textbooks, religion, and especially foreign policy."-- Journal of American History