Diálogos Series

Kris Lane, Series Editor

Understanding Latin America demands dialogue, deep exploration, and frank discussion of key topics. Founded by Lyman L. Johnson in 1992 and edited since 2013 by Kris Lane, the Diálogos Series focuses on innovative scholarship in Latin American history and related fields. The series, the most successful of its type, includes specialist works accessible to a wide readership and a variety of thematic titles, all ideally suited for classroom adoption by university and college teachers.

Lives of the Bigamists

Marriage, Family, and Community in Colonial Mexico
Abridged Edition
By Richard Boyer

Boyer lets these Mexican people speak for themselves about how they got into trouble with the Inquisition.

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico

Men, Women, and War
By Mark Wasserman

This account of the history of Mexico from Independence to the Revolution traces the struggle of common people to exert control over their everyday lives.

Independence in Spanish America

Civil Wars, Revolutions, and Underdevelopment
Revised Edition
By Jay Kinsbruner

Clearly laid out in this book is an insightful interpretation of a pivotal era in world history. This new edition, revised and enlarged to take account of recently published studies as well as a rethinking of certain prevailing views, is a compelling reinterpretation of the independence era.

Tangled Destinies

Latin America and the United States
By Linda B. HallLyman L. Johnson

Historical overview from both perspectives of the often-troubled and always uneven relationship between the United States and the nations of Latin America.

The Century of U.S. Capitalism in Latin America

By Thomas F. O'Brien

Traces the development of U.S. business interests in Latin America from the early 19th century to the present.

The Faces of Honor

Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America
By Lyman L. JohnsonSonya Lipsett-Rivera

Honor was everywhere in Colonial Latin America, and to understand the many ways it had an impact on people's lives is to understand the organizing principles of a society.

The Life and Death of Carolina Maria de Jesus

By Robert LevineJosé Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy

Robert Levine tells the story of Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914-1977), Brazilian, Black, illegitimate, extremely poor, and Brazil's best-selling author upon the publication of her journals.

Heroes on Horseback

A Life and Times of the Last Gaucho Caudillos
By John Charles Chasteen

A sweeping narrative of two 19th century charismatic leaders and their powerful armies on the Brazil/Uruguay border.