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Yesterday's Train

by Terry Pindell Henry Holt and Co. (September 22, 2014)

Since 1988, Terry Pindell has been exploring North America, seeking integration of past and present, history and headlines. The result has been three highly acclaimed book spinning a beautiful web of culture,...

The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

by Gisele Díaz & Alan Rodgers Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.

Mestizo: The History, Culture and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano --The Emerging Mestizo-Americans

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento UPA (December 11, 1997)

This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics,...

On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico

by Andrew Grant Wood, Víctor Manuel Macías-González, Juan Cabeza de Baca & Vincent Cabeza de Baca et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2004)

A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating...

The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780-1824

by Christon I. Archer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2003)

The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence...

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...

The Human Tradition in Mexico

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2002)

The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures,...

The Women's Revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953

by Patience A. Schell, Stephanie Mitchell, Nichole Sanders & Carmen Ramos Escandón et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2006)

This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and...

Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

by Elizabeth Emma Ferry Indiana University Press (June 19, 2013)

Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections on both sides of the US-Mexico border. She describes how and why these byproducts...

The Mexicans

by Patrick Oster HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

The Mexicans is a multifaceted portrait of the complex, increasingly turbulent neighbor to our south. It is the story of a country in crisis -- poverty, class tensions, political corruption -- as told through...

A New Time for Mexico

by Carlos Fuentes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2013)

In the essays in A New Time for Mexico, Carlos Fuentes discusses the history, origins and nature of Mexico's political system and the unforeseen, tumultuous events that began in 1994 with the rebellion in Chiapas...

Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico

by Hugh Thomas Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2013)

Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history....


by Enrique Krauze Harper Perennial (April 09, 2013)

Opening Mexico

by Julia Preston & Samuel Dillon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 14, 2005)

The Story of Mexico's political rebirth, by two pulitzer prize-winning reporters

Opening Mexico is a narrative history of the citizens' movement which dismantled the kleptocratic one-party state that dominated...


by Sylvia Longmire St. Martin's Press (October 17, 2011)

Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs...


by Ed Vulliamy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2010)

Amexica is the harrowing story of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border--"a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither"--as the narco-war...

The Blood of Heroes

by James Donovan Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2012)

For almost two centuries, the last stand at the Alamo has been recognized as a defining moment in America's history. On February 23, 1836, a Mexican army thousands of soldiers strong attacked a makeshift garrison...

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 04, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...

God and Mr. Gomez

by Jack Smith & William Dufris Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

When Jack and Denny Smith decided to build a vacation dream house in Baja, California, they had no idea they were entering a phase of their lives “that would capture the fancy of readers throughout the United...

The Mexican-American War

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, George C. Scott, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (March 23, 2006)

On May 13, 1846, the United States Congress declared war on Mexico. Although the Mexican-American War lasted only 18 months, its consequences were profound. Mexico lost nearly half of its territory to the United...


by Joseph Stromberg, Peter Hackes, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (February 08, 2006)

In 1540, Mexico was declared to be New Spain. With a diverse culture and great natural resources, it should have prospered like its northern neighbor. But Mexico's history includes political corruption, war,...

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee & Kevin Stillwell PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...

History of the Mexican Empire and Mexico after the Empire

by History and Civilization Collection Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

History of the Mexican Empire and Mexico after the Empire (with illustrations).

“South of the United States, stretching away towards Central America, lies the country of Mexico...

It is difficult to choose whether...

The House of the Pain of Others

by Julián Herbert Graywolf Press (April 15, 2019)

A brilliant work of historical excavation with profound echoes in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia

Early in the twentieth century, amid the myths of progress and modernity that underpinned Mexico's...

Barrio America

by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Basic Books (September 24, 2019)

The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are...

The French Experience in Mexico, 1821-1861

by Nancy Nichols Barker The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This is the first scholarly appraisal of relations between France and Mexico from the time Mexico achieved independence until Emperor Napoleon III decided to intervene and place Maximilian on the Mexican throne....

The Peyote Effect

by Alexander S. Dawson University of California Press (September 04, 2018)

The hallucinogenic and medicinal effects of peyote have a storied history that begins well before the discovery of the New World. While some have attempted to explain the cultural and religious significance...

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky

by David Bowles Cinco Puntos Press (May 15, 2018)

Spanish Conquistadors and the Imperial Catholic Church—through murder and fire?tried to erase from history the creation stories of the Aztecs and other Mexican peoples. But bits and pieces survived. Through...

Mexico's Unrule of Law: Implementing Human Rights in Police and Judicial Reform under Democratization

by Niels Uildriks & Nelia Tello Peón Lexington Books (April 02, 2010)

Mexico's Unrule of Law: Human Rights and Police Reform Under Democratization looks at recent Mexican criminal justice reforms. Using Mexico City as a case study of the social and institutional realities, Niels...

The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940–1976

by Benjamin T. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (August 07, 2018)

Mexico today is one of the most dangerous places in the world to report the news, and Mexicans have taken to the street to defend freedom of expression. As Benjamin T. Smith demonstrates in this history of the...

Solamente en San Miguel

by Judith Gille Judith Gille (December 01, 2017)

Solamente en San Miguel: A Literary Celebration Volume III offers a dazzling array of short stories, poetry and personal essays by fifty authors including Tony Cohan, Merilyn Simonds, C.M. Mayo, Óscar Plazola,...

Mapping the Megalopolis

by Alejandro Puga, Glen David Kuecker, Shannan Mattiace & Patrick J. O'Connor et al. Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

Mapping the Megalopolis: Order and Disorder in Mexico City brings the humanities and the social sciences into a conversation about Mexico City in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations. Through...

The Aztec Government and Society - History Books Best Sellers | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

It’s interesting to know that despite the absence of great technological feats and volumes of information, the Aztecs were able to create a highly progressive government and society. How did they do it? Let’s...

The Spanish Conquistadors Conquer the Aztecs - History 4th Grade | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

What happened when The Spanish Conquistadors Reach Aztec? Explore the world of historical facts and figures using informative edutaining books like this one. The means of explaining historical facts has to appeal...

The Daily Life of an Aztec Family - History Books for Kids | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Did the Aztecs live like you do today? Did they sit down for dinner as a family? Did they go out on weekends to have fun? How did mommies and daddies bond with their kids? If you want to know the answers to...

The History of the Mayan Empire - History Books for Kids | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The Mayan Empire was a civilization rich in stories. Some of these stories you can learn about today, thanks to the writings of historians. Learning about ancient history has been made more enjoyable with the...

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

A nuanced, story-driven narrative about the deeply intertwined business and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico, and the need to tear down, rather than fortify, walls

A certain narrative...


by Tim Fanning Gill Books (August 25, 2016)

The epic story of the forgotten Irish men and women who changed the face of Latin America forever.

In the early nineteenth century, thousands of volunteers left Ireland behind to join the fight for South American...

Profit and Passion

by Nicole von Germeten University of California Press (April 06, 2018)

Colonial documents and works of literature from early modern Spain are rife with references to public women, whores, and prostitutes. In Profit and Passion, Nicole von Germeten offers a new history of the women...

I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us

by John Gibler & Ariel Dorfman City Lights Publishers (November 14, 2017)

Harrowing personal narratives describing how Mexican authorities disappeared, killed, and injured scores of students and others in a still-unsolved crime.

"In Mexico, John Gibler's book has been recognized as...

Are We Not Foreigners Here?

by Jeffrey M. Schulze The University of North Carolina Press (April 12, 2018)

Since its inception, the U.S.-Mexico border has invited the creation of cultural, economic, and political networks that often function in defiance of surrounding nation-states. It has also produced individual...

The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910–1950

by Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2018)

In this history of the social and human sciences in Mexico and the United States, Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt reveals intricate connections among the development of science, the concept of race, and policies...

Migrant Longing

by Miroslava Chávez-García The University of North Carolina Press (March 22, 2018)

Drawing upon a personal collection of more than 300 letters exchanged between her parents and other family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Miroslava Chavez-Garcia recreates and gives meaning to the hope,...

Antiquities of Mexico

by History and Civilization Collection Lm Publishers (August 05, 2017)

This book deals with the antiquities of Mexico (with illustrations).

“The Mexican Republic extends from the fifteenth to the thirtieth degree of north latitude, and embraces an area of about 750,000 square...

Creative State

by Natasha Iskander ILR Press

At the turn of the twenty-first century, with the amount of money emigrants sent home soaring to new highs, governments around the world began searching for ways to capitalize on emigration for economic growth,...

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

by Marc Becker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2017)

Revolutions are a commonly studied but only vaguely understood historical phenomenon. This clear and concise text extends our understanding with a critical narrative analysis of key case studies: the 1910–1920...

Conflict, Domination, and Violence

by Carlos Illades Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Conflict, domination, violence-in this wide-ranging, briskly narrated volume from acclaimed Mexican historian Carlos Illades, these three phenomena register the pulse of a diverse, but inequitable and discriminatory,...

When Montezuma Met Cortes

by Matthew Restall Ecco (January 30, 2018)

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas

On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando...

The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie J. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2017)

Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political...

Problems in Modern Mexican History

by William H. Beezley & Monica A. Rankin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 20, 2017)

Mexicans, since national independence, have defined their challenges as problems or dimensions in their lives. They have faced these issues alone or with others through politics, security (the military, police,...