Latin America

Jerónimo Antonio Gil and the Idea of the Spanish Enlightenment

By Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Examining the career of a largely unstudied eighteenth-century engraver, this book establishes Jerónimo Antonio Gil, a man immersed within the complicated culture and politics of the Spanish empire, as a major figure in the history of both Spanish and Mexican art.

Before Brasília

Frontier Life in Central Brazil
By Mary C. Karasch

Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history.

Mayan Literacy Reinvention in Guatemala

By Mary J. Holbrock

Through this investigation, the promises and pitfalls of a literacy-revitalization endeavor are detailed and our understanding of the concept of literacy is reexamined.

Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era

By Amelia M. Kiddle

This book examines culture and diplomacy in Mexico’s relations with the rest of Latin America during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934–1940).

The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
By Christina Bueno

The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

Molas

Dress, Identity, Culture
By Diana Marks

This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

Sons of the Mexican Revolution

Miguel Alemán and His Generation
By Ryan M. Alexander

Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.

América invertida

An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets
Edited by Jesse Lee Kercheval

América invertida presents Spanish poems and their English translations side by side to give readers an introduction to Uruguay’s vibrant literary scene.

Oy, Caramba!

An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America
Edited by Ilan Stavans

First published in 1994 as Tropical Synagogues: Short Stories by Jewish-Latin American Writers, Ilan Stavans’s classic anthology is expanded and updated in this new edition.

Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes

Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane
By Scott C. Smith

This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.

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