Latin America

Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800
By Suzanne M. Stamatov

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

Murder in Mérida, 1792

Violence, Factions, and the Law
By Mark W. Lentz

This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries’ imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.

Banana Cowboys

The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism
By James W. Martin

This study of the United Fruit Company shows how the business depended on these complicated employees, especially on acclimatizing them to life as tropical Americans.

Island, River, and Field

Landscape Archaeology in the Llanos de Mojos
By John H. Walker

John H. Walker’s innovative study of the Bolivian Amazon examines the agricultural landscape and analyzes the earthworks from an archaeological perspective.

Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo

The INI’s Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project
By Stephen E. Lewis

This book traces how indigenista innovation gave way to stagnation as local opposition, shifting national priorities, and waning financial support took their toll.

The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology

By Michael R. Candelaria

This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos.

Cosas

Folk Art Travels in Mexico
By Linda Grant Niemann

Love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture are the subjects of this look back at one woman’s experiences in Mexico over a period of twenty years.

The Catherwood Project

Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters
By Jesse Lerner
Photographs by Leandro Katz

The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century.

Subjects: ArtLatin America

Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica

Pre-Hispanic Paintings from Three Regions
Edited by Merideth PaxtonLeticia Staines Cicero

Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area.

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America

Synoptic Methods and Practices
Edited by Karen MelvinSylvia Sellers-García

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America.

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