The Governor, the Priest, the Genízaro Indians, and the Devil
By Malcolm EbrightRick Hendricks
Illustrations by Glen Strock
$24.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-2032-2 August 2006
The little-known story of a priest's charges of witchcraft among Indians in mid-eighteenth-century New Mexico and how the Spanish government rejected the charges in the effort to achieve peace with their Native subjects.
The Spiritual Diary of a Seventeenth-Century Afro-Peruvian Mystic, Ursula de Jesús
Edited by Nancy van Deusen
Translated by Nancy van Deusen
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-2828-1 September 2004
This translation of part of the diary of a 17th century Peruvian mystic includes the convent life of slaves and former slaves and baroque Catholic spiritual experiences from the perspective of a woman of color.
To grow up as a Mexican-American Methodist in a small town in south central Texas in the 1940s and 1950s was to be a minority within a minority. This memoir is the story of a man who became bilingual, bicultural, and successful, but it is also a tribute to the traditions in which he grew up.