Category Archives: Mexico

History of the Conquest of Mexico

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Indigenous Apostles: Maya Catholic Catechists Working the Word in Highland Chiapas. (Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations)

Indigenous Apostles tells the story of conversion to Catholicism and birth of new ecclesial community with the arrival of Vatican II mission in Santa Maria Magdalenas, a Tzotzil-speaking village in Mexico’s Maya highlands. In the state of Chiapas, the nation’s … Continue reading

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Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War With Mexico 1846-1848 (Financial History)

This is the first in-depth study to address the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. Floating the Mexican War loans was the greatest single endeavour of the American financial community during the 1840s. Under President Polk, the Treasury issued … Continue reading

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Death and the Classic Maya Kings (Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)

Like their regal counterparts in societies around the globe, ancient Maya rulers departed this world with elaborate burial ceremonies and lavish grave goods, which often included ceramics, red pigments, earflares, stingray spines, jades, pearls, obsidian blades, and mosaics. Archaeological investigation … Continue reading

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The Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide

The more than 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border is a focus of intense interest today, as immigration, security, and environmental issues dominate the headlines. This is the first A-to-Z encyclopedia to overview the unique and vibrant elements that make up the borderlands. … Continue reading

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Women Legislators in Central America: Politics, Democracy, and Policy

During the years between 1980 and 1999, in the midst of war and economic crisis, a record number of women were elected to national legislatures in Central American republics. Can quantitative increases in the presence of elected women in Central … Continue reading

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Mexico Since 1980 (The World Since 1980)

This book addresses two questions that are crucial to understanding Mexico’s current economic and political challenges. Why did the opening up of the economy to foreign trade and investment not result in sustained economic growth? Why has electoral democracy not … Continue reading

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Runaway Daughters: Seduction, Elopement, and Honor in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Oaxaca City, Kathryn Sloan analyzes rapto trials–cases of abduction and/or seduction of a minor–to gain insight beyond the actual crime and into the reality that testimonies by parents, their children, and witnesses reveal about courtship … Continue reading

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The Moral Force of Indigenous Politics: Critical Liberalism and the Zapatistas (Contemporary Political Theory)

Tracing the political origins of the Mexican indigenous rights movement, from the colonial encounter to the Zapatista uprising, and from Chiapas to Geneva, Courtney Jung locates indigenous identity in the history of Mexican state formation. She argues that indigenous identity … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Growth, Development, and Quality of Life

The U.S. and Mexican border regions have experienced rapid demographic and economic growth over the last fifty years. In this analysis, Joan Anderson and James Gerber offer a new perspective on the changes and tensions pulling at the border from … Continue reading

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