Latin America

Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream

True Tales of Mexican Migration
By Sam Quinones

These stories of real people who have immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico show how they have changed their new country and how they are changed by it.

Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest

An Interpretive Journey through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Edited by Davíd CarrascoScott Sessions

The culmination of recent restoration and analysis, these richly illustrated essays examine the history and meaning of one of Mesoamerica's surviving documents dating from the 1540s.

Sor Juana's Second Dream

A Novel
By Alicia Gaspar de Alba

This historically accurate and beautifully written novel explores the secret inclinations, subjective desires, and political struggles of the 17th-century Mexican nun and poet.

Creating a Third World

Mexico, Cuba, and the United States during the Castro Era
By Christopher White

White examines the complex political relationships among the three countries during the sixties and how Mexico and Cuba utilized the Cold War to define themselves as influential leaders in the developing world.

Raising an Empire

Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America
Edited by Ondina GonzálezBianca Premo

Raising an Empire takes readers on a journey into the world of children and childhood in early modern Ibero-America.

The Will to Heal

Psychological Recovery in the Novels of Latina Writers
By Felicia Fahey

How six Latina authors, whose works combine autobiography and fiction, use this technique to heal from personal and political trauma.

Lines in the Sand

Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier
By William Skuban

Skuban's study highlights the fabricated nature of national identity in what became one of the most contentious border disputes in South American history.

Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches

Afro-Mexican Ritual Practice in the Seventeenth Century
By Joan Cameron Bristol

New information from Inquisition documents shows how African slaves in Mexico adapted to the constraints of the Church and the Spanish crown in order to survive in their communities.

Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador

The Insurrection of 1932, Roque Dalton, and the Politics of Historical Memory
By Héctor Lindo-FuentesErik ChingRafael A. Lara-Martinez

The authors provide the first systematic study of the infamous massacre now regarded as one of the most extreme cases of state-sponsored repression in modern Latin American history.

The Idea of Cuba

By Alex Harris

Alex Harris beautifully captures many archetypes of today's Cuba, and Lillian Guerra's essay discusses what it means to be Cuban.