Latin America

Volunteering for a Cause

Gender, Faith, and Charity in Mexico from the Reform to the Revolution
By Silvia Marina Arrom

This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Gendered Crossings

Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire
By Allyson M. Poska

Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants’ gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.

Secret Wars and Secret Policies in the Americas, 1842-1929

By Friedrich E. Schuler

The intrigue and subterfuge revealed in this revisionist study add a fascinating new dimension to our understanding of transpacific and transatlantic politics following World War I.

The Maya of the Cochuah Region

Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Northern Lowlands
Edited by Justine M. Shaw

This book, the first major collection of data from the Cochuah region investigations, presents and analyzes findings on more than eighty sites and puts them in the context of the findings of other investigations from outside the area.

In This Body

Kaqchikel Maya and the Grounding of Spirit
By Servando Z. Hinojosa

This account of life in one highland Maya community shows how, among Kaqchikels, spirit expresses itself fundamentally through the body, and not as something entirely separate from the body.

Beyond Geopolitics

New Histories of Latin America at the League of Nations
Edited by Alan McPhersonYannick Wehrli

Using research in frequently overlooked collections, Beyond Geopolitics makes groundbreaking contributions to the study of Latin American international relations, the history of the League of Nations, and the broader story of cooperation across borders.

From Shipmates to Soldiers

Emerging Black Identities in the Río de la Plata
By Alex Borucki

This book analyzes the lives of Africans and their descendants in Montevideo and Buenos Aires from the late colonial era to the first decades of independence.

Just South of Zion

The Mormons in Mexico and Its Borderlands
Edited by Jason H. DormadyJared M. Tamez

Just South of Zion assembles new scholarship on the first century of Mormon history in Mexico, from 1847 to 1947.

Brazil through French Eyes

A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics
By Ana Lucia Araujo

In this book historian Ana Lucia Araujo examines Biard’s Brazil with special attention to what she calls his “tropical romanticism”: a vision of the country with an emphasis on the exotic.

¡Corrido!

The Living Ballad of Mexico's Western Coast
By John Holmes McDowell
Photographs by Patricia Glushko

The present compilation of ballads from the Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca documents one of the world’s great traditions of heroic song, a tradition that has thrived continuously for the last hundred years.

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