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The Conquistadors

by Hammond Innes Bloomsbury Publishing (April 09, 2013)

This enthralling study which examines the impact of the Spaniards upon the Aztec and Inca worlds is dominated by the personalities involved, in particular Cortes and Montezuma. Their confrontation in the Aztec...

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...

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)

The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church...

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 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,...

Paisanos Chinos

by Fredy González University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

Paisanos Chinos tracks Chinese Mexican transnational political activities in the wake of the anti-Chinese campaigns that crossed Mexico in 1931. Threatened by violence, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties...

A History of Infamy

by Pablo Piccato University of California Press (April 25, 2017)

A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system...

Death in the City

by Kathryn A. Sloan University of California Press (April 11, 2017)

At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico City, violent deaths in public spaces were commonplace...

Mexico For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Welcome to Mexico! Are you ready to tour around the place and meet new people? Then go ahead and open this book! Here, you will get your first truly Mexican experience through pictures and texts. You will have...

Seeds of Empire

by Andrew J. Torget The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2015)

By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas....

Migrating Faith

by Daniel Ramírez The University of North Carolina Press (September 14, 2015)

Daniel Ramirez's history of twentieth-century Pentecostalism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands begins in Los Angeles in 1906 with the eruption of the Azusa Street Revival. The Pentecostal phenomenon--characterized...

Yankee Don't Go Home!

by Julio Moreno The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility...

The Secret History of Gender

by Steve J. Stern The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In this study of gender relations in late colonial Mexico (ca. 1760-1821), Steve Stern analyzes the historical connections between gender, power, and politics in the lives of peasants, Indians, and other marginalized...

Gender and the Mexican Revolution

by Stephanie J. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

The state of Yucatan is commonly considered to have been a hotbed of radical feminism during the Mexican Revolution. Challenging this romanticized view, Stephanie Smith examines the revolutionary reforms designed...

Chinese Mexicans

by Julia María Schiavone Camacho The University of North Carolina Press (May 07, 2012)

At the turn of the twentieth century, a wave of Chinese men made their way to the northern Mexican border state of Sonora to work and live. The ties--and families--these Mexicans and Chinese created led to the...

Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920-1960

by Thomas Rath The University of North Carolina Press (April 22, 2013)

At the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920, Mexico's large, rebellious army dominated national politics. By the 1940s, Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was led by a civilian president and claimed...

Mexican Village

by Josephina Niggli, Marion Fitz-Simons & Maria Herrera-Sobek The University of North Carolina Press (April 15, 2015)

This is a collection of ten absorbing stories, rich in setting, tense in action, and warm in their sympathy with the human comedy. The main interest in all the stories is the comedy or tragedy in the lives of...