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The Abolitionist’s Journal
Memories of an American Antislavery Family
James D. Richardson
The author raises questions about why the fervent commitment to the emancipation of African Americans was nearly forgotten by his family, exploring the racial attitudes in the author's upbringing and the ingrained racism that still plagues our nation today.
The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism
James W. Martin
This study of the United Fruit Company shows how the business depended on these complicated employees, especially on acclimatizing them to life as tropical Americans.
Frontier Life in Central Brazil
Mary C. Karasch
Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history.
A Global History
In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.
Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay
Shawn Michael Austin
In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The Conquest of the Desert
Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
Carolyne R. Larson
This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina's most important historical periods.
The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile
Pilar M. Herr
Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía--because of its status as a separate nation-state--became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic.
The Creole Rebellion
The Most Successful Slave Revolt in American History
Part history, part adventure, and part legal drama, Bruce Chadwick chronicles the most successful slave revolt in the pages of American history.
A Cross and a Star
Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile
Marjorie Agosín, Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Ruth Behar
In this classic memoir which explores the Nazi presence in the south of Chile after the war, Marjorie Agosín writes in the voice of her mother, Frida, who grew up as the daughter of European Jewish immigrants in Chile in the World War II era.
Dancing on the Sun Stone
Mexican Women and the Gendered Politics of Octavio Paz
Dancing on the Sun Stone is a uniquely transdisciplinary work that fuses modern Latin American history and literature to explore women's lives and gendered politics in Mexico.
The Life of a Nuevomexicano Soldier, Statesman, and Territorial Governor
Maurilio E. Vigil, Helene Boudreau
In this gripping biography of a remarkable man, Maurilio E. Vigil and Helene Boudreau fill the gap within the scholarship on Hispanics in nineteenth-century New Mexico.
The African Slave Who Explored America
In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles.
A Reader's Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest
David J. Weber, William deBuys
First Impressions: A Reader's Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest tells the story of fifteen iconic sites across Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and southern Colorado through the eyes of the explorers, missionaries, and travelers who were the first nonnatives to describe them.
From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going
A Social History of the Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B.J. Barickman, Hendrik Kraay, Bryan McCann
In From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going B. J. Barickman explores how a narrow ocean beachfront neighborhood and the distinctive practice of beach-going invented by its residents in the early twentieth century came to symbolize a city and a nation.
From the Galleons to the Highlands
Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas
Alex Borucki, David Eltis, David Wheat
Students and scholars will find the comprehensive study and analysis in From the Galleons to the Highlands invaluable in examining the study of the slave trade to colonial Spanish America.
Justice, Silver Mining, and Imperial Reform in New Spain
Gamboa's World examines the changing legal landscape of eighteenth-century Mexico through the lens of the jurist Francisco Xavier de Gamboa (1717-1794).
Gangs of the El Paso–Juárez Borderland
This thought-provoking book examines gang history in the region encompassing West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
The Great Festivals of Colonial Mexico City
Performing Power and Identity
Linda A. Curcio-Nagy
This cultural history examines the functions of public rituals in colonial Mexico City, often totaling as many as 100 celebrations in a year.
New Mexican Power in the Age of Manifest Destiny, 1837-1860
Michael J. Alarid
In this groundbreaking study, historian Michael J. Alarid examines New Mexico's transition from Spanish to Mexican to US control during the nineteenth century and illuminates how emerging class differences played a crucial role in the regime change.
James Silas Calhoun
First Governor of New Mexico Territory and First Indian Agent
Veteran journalist and author Sherry Robinson presents readers with the first full biography of New Mexico's first territorial governor, James Silas Calhoun.
Jesuits and Race
A Global History of Continuity and Change, 1530-2020
Nathaniel Millett, Charles H. Parker
Jesuits and Race examines the role that the Society of Jesus played in shaping Western understandings about race and explores the impact the Order had on the lives and societies of non-European peoples throughout history.
John P. Slough
The Forgotten Civil War General
Richard L. Miller
Recounting Slough's timeless story of rise and fall during America's most tumultuous decades, historian Richard L. Miller brings to life this extraordinary figure.
Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954
In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country's national memory and its historical consciousness.
Land of Nuclear Enchantment
A New Mexican History of the Nuclear Weapons Industry
In this thoughtful social history of New Mexico's nuclear industry, Lucie Genay traces the scientific colonization of the state in the twentieth century from the points of view of the local people.
Living in Silverado
Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico
David M. Gitlitz
In this thoroughly researched work, David M. Gitlitz traces the lives and fortunes of three clusters of sixteenth-century crypto-Jews in Mexico's silver mining towns.
An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico
The complicated life of the real woman who came to be known as La Malinche.
Mexico in the Time of Cholera
Donald Fithian Stevens
The book takes the devastating 1833 cholera epidemic as its dramatic center and expands beyond this episode to explore love, lust, lies, and midwives.
Murder in Mérida, 1792
Violence, Factions, and the Law
Mark W. Lentz
This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries' imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.
Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico
Moises Gonzales, Enrique R. Lamadrid
Nación Genízara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genízaro people.
Native Peoples, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Paraguay
Barbara A. Ganson
This unique collection of multidisciplinary essays explores recent developments in Paraguay over the course of the last thirty years since General Alfredo Stroessner fell from power in 1989.
The Nature of Lake Tahoe
A Photographic History, 1860–1960
Preserving this rich history through an extensive collection of archival images, Peter Goin presents a photographic history of the Tahoe Basin over a hundred-year period in The Nature of Lake Tahoe.
New Mexico's Moses
Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
Ramón A. Gutiérrez
In New Mexico's Moses, Ramón A. Gutiérrez dives deeply into Reies López Tijerina's religious formation during the 1940s and 1950s, illustrating how his Pentecostal foundation remained an integral part of his psyche even as he migrated toward social-movement politics.
The Origins of Macho
Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico
Lipsett-Rivera traces the genesis of the Mexican macho by looking at daily interactions between Mexican men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops
Richard Flint, Shirley Cushing Flint
In Overhaul, historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint present the largely forgotten story of Albuquerque's locomotive repair shops, which were the driving force behind the city's economy for more than seventy years.
Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City
This book analyzes Spanish rule and Catholic practice from the consolidation of Spanish control in the Americas in the sixteenth century to the loss of these colonies in the nineteenth century by following the life and afterlife of an accidental martyr, San Felipe de Jésus.
Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil
Hendrik Kraay, Celso Thomas Castilho, Teresa Cribelli
Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil introduces recent Brazilian scholarship to English-language readers, providing fresh perspectives on newspaper and periodical culture in the Brazilian empire from 1822 to 1889.
Prizefighting and Civilization
A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940
David C. LaFevor
In Prizefighting and Civilization: A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940, historian David C. LaFevor traces the history of pugilism in Mexico and Cuba from its controversial beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century through its exponential rise in popularity during the early twentieth century.
Requiem for America’s Best Idea
National Parks in the Era of Climate Change
Michael J. Yochim, William R. Lowry
A poignant and thought-provoking work, Requiem for America's Best Idea investigates the interactions between people and nature and the world that can inspire and destroy them.
Reporting under Fire from Guadalcanal to Vietnam
Ray E. Boomhower
Boomhower's riveting book is the first to tell Tregaskis's gripping life story, concentrating on his intrepid reporting experiences during World War II and his fascination with war and its effect on the men who fought it.
Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West
Gary B. Fogel, Dick Brown
Sky Rider weaves together the many threads of Van Tassel's extraordinary life journey, situating him at last in his rightful place among the prominent aerial exhibitionists of his time.
The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
William Garrett Acree
In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.
Tides of Revolution
Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela
This is a book about the links between politics and literacy, and about how radical ideas spread in a world without printing presses.
A Troubled Marriage
Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas
Sean F. McEnroe
A Troubled Marriage describes the lives of native leaders whose resilience and creativity allowed them to survive and prosper in the traumatic era of European conquest and colonial rule.
A Story of Railroads, Route 66, and the Waning of a Western Town
David H. Stratton
Tucumcari Tonite! blends in-depth research and personal and family experiences to re-create a "memoir" of Tucumcari.
The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875
Laurie A. Wilkie
In Unburied Lives Wilkie demonstrates how we can "listen" to stories found in things neglected, ignored, or disparaged--documents not consulted, architecture not studied, material traces preserved in the dirt.
Under the Cap of Invisibility
The Pantex Nuclear Weapons Plant and the Texas Panhandle
Lucie Genay, Alex Hunt
The book investigates how Pantex has impacted local identity by molding elements of the past into the guaranty of its future and its concealment.
Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage
A Personal History of the Allotment Era
Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis's memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.
A Woman, a Man, a Nation
Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina
Jeffrey M. Shumway
Mariquita's and Juan Manuel's lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750-1850).