Latin America

Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion

Archaeological Perspectives
Edited by Rani T. Alexander

This impressive volume features the work of archaeologists who systematically explore the material and social consequences of new technological systems introduced after the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion in Mesoamerica.

Journalism, Satire, and Censorship in Mexico

Edited by Paul GillinghamMichael LettieriBenjamin T. Smith

In this collection historians, media experts, political scientists, cartoonists, and journalists reconsider censorship, state-press relations, news coverage, and readership to retell the history of Mexico’s press.

Tides of Revolution

Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela
By Cristina Soriano

This is a book about the links between politics and literacy, and about how radical ideas spread in a world without printing presses.

Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality

Gendering War and Politics in Cuba
By Bonnie A. Lucero

By examining the relationship between historical experiences of race and discourses of masculinity, Lucero advances understandings about how racial exclusion functioned in a supposedly raceless society.

Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes

Edited by Justin JenningsEdward R. Swenson

This book argues that a careful consideration of Andean conceptions of powerful places is critical not only to understanding Andean political and religious history but to rethinking sociological theories on landscapes more generally.

Citizens and Believers

Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Jalisco, 1900–1930
By Robert Curley

This book shows the centrality of religion to the making of the 1910 Mexican revolution.

Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology
Edited by Rani T. AlexanderSusan Kepecs

This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.

Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America

Edited by William H. Beezley

The contributors examine a variety of countries where powerful historical movements were shaped intentionally by music.

Mexico City, 1808

Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution
By John Tutino

Tutino offers a new vision of the political violence and social conflicts that led to the fall of silver capitalism and Mexican independence in 1821.

Social Skins of the Head

Body Beliefs and Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes
Edited by Vera TieslerMaría Cecilia Lozada

The meanings of ritualized head treatments among ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples is the subject of this book, the first overarching coverage of an important subject.

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