New Releases

The Chouteaus

First Family of the Fur Trade
By Stan Hoig

The story of the family that founded St. Louis and contributed to opening the West to American expansion.

Salvation Through Slavery

Chiricahua Apaches and Priests on the Spanish Colonial Frontier
By H. Henrietta Stockel

Stockel examines the brutal history of forced conversion and subjection of the Chiricahua Apaches by Spanish priests during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Legacy of Rulership in Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Historia de la nación chichimeca

By Leisa A. Kauffmann

In this book Leisa A. Kauffmann takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the writings of one of Mexico’s early chroniclers, Fernando de Alva Ixtilxochitl, a bilingual seventeenth-century historian from Central Mexico.

Death and Dying in New Mexico

By Martina Will

This thoroughly researched study uses death to explore the intersection of religious culture and politics in colonial New Mexico.

"A Serpentine Gesture"

John Ashbery's Poetry and Phenomenology
By Elisabeth W. Joyce

In “A Serpentine Gesture”: John Ashbery’s Poetry and Phenomenology Elisabeth W. Joyce examines John Ashbery’s poetry through the lens of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s conception of phenomenology.

Jesuit Student Groups, the Universidad Iberoamericana, and Political Resistance in Mexico, 1913-1979

By David Espinosa

This book focuses on the twentieth-century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.

Fictions of Western American Domesticity

Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850–1950
By Amanda J. Zink

This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?

Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800
By Suzanne M. Stamatov

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

Jesuits and Race

A Global History of Continuity and Change, 1530-2020
Edited by Nathaniel MillettCharles 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.

Subjects: ReligionHistory

New Mexico's Moses

Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
By 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.

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