Latin America

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.

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.

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.

The Allure of Nezahualcoyotl

Pre-Hispanic History, Religion, and Nahua Poetics
By Jongsoo Lee

Lee offers a more realistic portrait of the legendary Aztec ruler Nezahualcoyotl, derived from examination of original Nahuatl codices and poetry, as well as Spanish chronicles.

Religion in New Spain

Edited by Susan SchroederStafford Poole

This extensive study examines the variety of religious practice and tradition that developed from the confluence of the numerous beliefs and cultures in the northern colonies of New Spain.

Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamans

By Stacy B. Schaefer

“A beautiful ethnographic work. Schaefer deftly relates mythology, cosmology, family life, and economics within the spiritual practice and mechanics of weaving. There is clearly a preservation ethos underlying Schaefer’s work, yet her depiction is not mournful, it is celebratory.”— Ethnohistory

Of Love and Other Passions

Elites, Politics, and Family in Bogotá, Colombia, 1778–1870
By Guiomar Dueñas-Vargas

In Of Love and Other Passions Guiomar Dueñas-Vargas delves into the world of emotions among the bourgeois elite in Bogotá from the end of the colonial period to 1870.

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