LASA21

Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era

By Amelia M. Kiddle

This book examines culture and diplomacy in Mexico’s relations with the rest of Latin America during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934–1940).

The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
By Christina Bueno

The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

Sons of the Mexican Revolution

Miguel Alemán and His Generation
By Ryan M. Alexander

Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.

Molas

Dress, Identity, Culture
By Diana Marks

This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

Oy, Caramba!

An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America
Edited by Ilan Stavans

First published in 1994 as Tropical Synagogues: Short Stories by Jewish-Latin American Writers, Ilan Stavans’s classic anthology is expanded and updated in this new edition.

Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes

Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane
By Scott C. Smith

This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.

Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire

By Ross Hassig

This provocative examination of Aztec marriage practices offers a powerful analysis of the dynamics of society and politics in Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest.

A Persistent Revolution

History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico since 1968
By Randal Sheppard

Sheppard explores Mexico’s profound political, social, and economic changes through the lens of the persistent political power of Mexican revolutionary nationalism.

Precarious Paths to Freedom

The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War
By Aragorn Storm Miller

Miller analyzes US-Venezuelan relations during the 1950s and 1960s as a case study for the broader political dynamics of the hemisphere and beyond during the critical period of the global Cold War.

Slavery and Politics

Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850
By Rafael MarqueseTâmis ParronMárcia Berbel
Translated by Leonardo Marques

The politics of slavery and slave trade in nineteenth-century Cuba and Brazil is the subject of this acclaimed study, first published in Brazil in 2010 and now available for the first time in English.

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