Latin America

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.

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.

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

Rethinking Jewish-Latin Americans

Edited by Jeffrey LesserRaanan Rein

These essays by noted scholars place Latin America's Jews squarely within the context of both Latin American and ethnic studies, a significant departure from traditional approaches that have treated Latin American Jewry as a subset of Jewish Studies.

A Peaceful and Working People

Manners, Morals, and Class Formation in Northern Mexico
By William French

The author examines class formation and social and labor issues in this study of the Hidalgo mining district in northern Mexico from the 1890s to the 1920s.

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya

By Thomas Hart

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya examines how the myth and ceremony of Maya beliefs have been sustained for over five hundred years in spite of massacres, persecution, and discrimination.

Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821

By Kelly Donahue-Wallace

A chronological overview of important art, sculpture, and architectural monuments of colonial Latin America within the economic and religious contexts of the era.