History

With This Root about My Person

Charles H. Long and New Directions in the Study of Religion
Edited by Jennifer ReidDavíd Carrasco

Charles H. Long’s groundbreaking works on Africana religious studies serve as the backdrop to With This Root about My Person.

Subjects: ReligionHistory

From the Galleons to the Highlands

Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas
Edited by Alex BoruckiDavid EltisDavid 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.

Prizefighting and Civilization

A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940
By 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.

Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954

By Patricia Harms

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.

A Troubled Marriage

Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas
By 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.

Crazy Fourth

How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map
By Toby Smith

In Crazy Fourth Toby Smith tells the story of how the African American boxer Jack Johnson—the bombastic and larger-than-life reigning world heavyweight champion—met Jim Flynn on the fourth of July in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace

Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape
By William Wyckoff

In Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace, award-winning geographer William Wyckoff celebrates the photographic legacy of Norman Grant Wallace, whose work as an Arizona highway engineer during the first half of the twentieth century afforded him the opportunity to survey every corner of the Grand Canyon State.

Staging Frontiers

The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
By 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.

Gangs of the El Paso–Juárez Borderland

A History
By Mike Tapia

This thought-provoking book examines gang history in the region encompassing West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

Subjects: SouthwestHistory

Victory on Earth or in Heaven

Mexico's Religionero Rebellion
By Brian A. Stauffer

This work reconstructs the history of Mexico’s forgotten “Religionero” rebellion of 1873–1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada.

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