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Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

A Personal History of the Allotment Era
By Darnella Davis

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

Esteban

The African Slave Who Explored America
By Dennis Herrick

In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles.

Gold Mountain Turned to Dust

Essays on the Legal History of the Chinese in the Nineteenth-Century American West
By John R. Wunder

This legal history of the Chinese experience in the American West, based on the author’s lifetime of research in legal sources all over the West—from California to Montana to New Mexico—serves as a basic account of the legal treatment of Chinese immigrants in the West.

Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800
By Suzanne M. Stamatov

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

Murder in Mérida, 1792

Violence, Factions, and the Law
By Mark W. Lentz

This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries’ imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.

Banana Cowboys

The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism
By James W. Martin

This study of the United Fruit Company shows how the business depended on these complicated employees, especially on acclimatizing them to life as tropical Americans.

Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo

The INI’s Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project
By Stephen E. Lewis

This book traces how indigenista innovation gave way to stagnation as local opposition, shifting national priorities, and waning financial support took their toll.

Equal under the Sky

Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism
By Linda M. Grasso

Equal under the Sky is the first historical study of Georgia O’Keeffe’s complex involvement with, and influence on, US feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s.

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

By Nicholas Villanueva

This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans.

The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico

World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
By Halbert Jones

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.

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