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Religious Culture in Modern Mexico

by Martin Austin Nesvig Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 01, 2007)

This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted...

Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2006)

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...

Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Latin America since Independence

by William E. French & Katherine Elaine Bliss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2006)

This innovative volume of original primary research integrates gender and sexuality into the main currents of historical interpretation concerning Latin America. The book argues that gender and sexuality-rather...

Latin America During World War II

by John F. Bratzel, Thomas M. Leonard, Monica A. Rankin & Graeme Mount et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2006)

The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according...

Adventures into Mexico: American Tourism beyond the Border

by Nicholas Dagen Bloom Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 09, 2006)

Moving beyond the tequila-soaked clichés of Mexican tourism, this multifaceted book explores the influence and experiences of Americans in Mexico since World War II. The authors trace Mexico's growing role...

Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants

by Paul H. Lewis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2005)

This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to...

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America

by Erick D. Langer & Elana Muñoz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2003)

The efforts of Indians in Latin America have gained momentum and garnered increasing attention in the last decade as they claim rights to their land and demand full participation in the political process. Contemporary...

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

by Samuel L. Baily & Eduardo José Míguez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2003)

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent...

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Joseph L. Arbena & David G. LaFrance Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part...

Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

by Carlos A. Aguirre & Robert Buffington Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 01, 2001)

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined,...

The Church in Colonial Latin America

by John F. Schwaller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2000)

The Church in Colonial Latin America is a collection of essays that include classic articles and pieces based on more modern research. Containing essays that explore the Catholic Church's active social and political...

On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Religion in Modern Latin America

by Virginia Garrard-Burnett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 1999)

Latin America has long been strongly identified with the Roman Catholic Church. Yet the face of religion is changing in the region, as is evidenced by new landmarks that now appear on the social and geographic...

The Indian in Latin American History: Resistance, Resilience, and Acculturation

by John E. Kicza Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

Initially decimated by disease and later faced with the loss of their lands and their political autonomy, Latin American Indians have displayed remarkable resilience. They have resisted cultural hegemony with...

Revolution and Revolutionaries: Guerrilla Movements in Latin America

by Daniel Castro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1999)

Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary...

Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History

by William B. Taylor & Kenneth Mills Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 1998)

Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people-people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not...

Rank and Privilege: The Military and Society in Latin America

by Linda A. Rodriguez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1997)

Dr. Linda A. RodrÌguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety...

Where Cultures Meet: Frontiers in Latin American History

by David J. Weber & Jane M. Rausch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1997)

In Where Cultures Meet, editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier'...

Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition: Woman in Latin American History

by Gertrude M. Yeager Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1997)

Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager...

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Oscar J. Martínez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 1996)

The U.S.-Mexican borderlands form the region where the United States and Latin America have interacted with the greatest intensity. In U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Oscar Martinez has brought together both scholarly...

I Saw a City Invincible: Urban Portraits of Latin America

by Gilbert M. Joseph & Mark D. Szuchman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 1995)

When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves...