By C. Roger NanceJan de LeeuwPhil C. WeigandKathleen PradoDavid S. Verity
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5393-1 December 2013
Because the archaeology of West Mexico has received little attention from researchers, large segments of the region’s prehistoric ceramic sequences have long remained incomplete. This book goes far toward filling that gap by analyzing a collection of potsherds excavated in the 1960s and housed since then, though heretofore unanalyzed, at UCLA.
The Geopolitics of the New International Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903
By John A. Britton
$60.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5397-9 December 2013
In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new communications system based on advances in submarine cable technology and newspaper printing brought information to an excitable mass audience.
Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867-1934
By Timothy M. James
$45.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5378-8 December 2013
James examines the legal history of the Supreme Court’s constitutional jurisprudence before, during, and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and explains the ways in which constitutional jurisprudence became the barrier to the implementation of revolutionary social legislation such as land reapportionment after 1917.
Bridget María Chesterton’s in-depth examination of Paraguay’s unique nationalism and the role of the frontier in its formation places the debate over López in the context of larger themes of Latin American history, including racial and ethnic identity, authoritarian regimes, and militarism.
Jewish Immigrants and the Creation of Argentine National Identity
By Mollie Lewis Nouwen
$50.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5350-4 September 2013
Between 1905 and 1930, more than one hundred thousand Jews left Central and Eastern Europe to settle permanently in Argentina. This book explores how these Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi immigrants helped to create a new urban strain of the Argentine national identity.
Priest, Peasant, and Agrarian Socialism in the Mexican Huasteca
By Mark Saad Saka
$50.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5338-2 September 2013
During the early 1880s, a wave of peasant unrest swept the mountainous Huasteca region of northeastern Mexico. This account traces the material and ideological roots of the rebellion to nineteenth-century liberal policies of land privatization and to the growth of a radical anarcho-communist agrarian consciousness.
While much has been written about national history and citizenship, anthropologist Trevor Stack focuses on the history and citizenship of towns and cities. Basing his inquiry on fieldwork near Guadalajara in west Mexico, Stack pinpoints what it is that makes people who know history seem like better citizens.