Latin America

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.

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.

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.