Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica
By Russell Lohse
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-5497-6 September 2014
Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World.
Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography
By Joel W. Palka
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5474-7 July 2014
Through cross-cultural comparisons, archaeological data, and ethnographic insights, Joel W. Palka addresses central questions about Maya pilgrimage practice and discusses the broad importance of Maya ritual landscapes and pilgrimage for Mesoamerica as a whole.
Translated by Socorro Gómez HernándezJuan Benito de la Torre
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5448-8 July 2014
Presented here in English, Tzotzil, and Spanish are forty-two stories told to Robert Laughlin in Tzotzil by the only speaker of Tzotzil left in the village of San Felipe Ecatepec in Chiapas, Mexico. The stories range from mythological sacred stories to historical accounts of life in the twentieth century.
This book focuses on the twentieth-century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.
This book examines an eighteenth century Spanish state finance based on voluntary donations rather than taxes. The author analyzes the “gifts” ( donativos) that residents of colonial Argentina gave to the Spanish Crown and the city council of Buenos Aires.
World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
By Halbert Jones
$55.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5130-2 April 2014
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-5131-9 February 2019
Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.
The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain.