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From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going

A Social History of the Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Gamboa's World

Justice, Silver Mining, and Imperial Reform in New Spain

University of New Mexico Press

Gamboa's World examines the changing legal landscape of eighteenth-century Mexico through the lens of the jurist Francisco Xavier de Gamboa (1717-1794).

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The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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From the Galleons to the Highlands

Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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A Troubled Marriage

Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Staging Frontiers

The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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A Woman, a Man, a Nation

Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina

University of New Mexico Press

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).

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The Origins of Macho

Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Lipsett-Rivera traces the genesis of the Mexican macho by looking at daily interactions between Mexican men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Mexico in the Time of Cholera

University of New Mexico Press

The book takes the devastating 1833 cholera epidemic as its dramatic center and expands beyond this episode to explore love, lust, lies, and midwives.

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Tides of Revolution

Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela

University of New Mexico Press

This is a book about the links between politics and literacy, and about how radical ideas spread in a world without printing presses.

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Mexico City, 1808

Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution

University of New Mexico Press

Tutino offers a new vision of the political violence and social conflicts that led to the fall of silver capitalism and Mexican independence in 1821.

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Murder in Mérida, 1792

Violence, Factions, and the Law

University of New Mexico Press

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.

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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

University of New Mexico Press

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.

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The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio DÃaz.

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Sons of the Mexican Revolution

Miguel Alemán and His Generation

University of New Mexico Press

Using a wide array of new archival sources, Alexander demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by civilian government officials, after the 1946 election, represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.

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Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina

Letters to Juan and Eva Perón

University of New Mexico Press

Focusing on the first era of Peronism, from 1946 to 1955, this work shows how President Perón and the First Lady created charismatic ways to link themselves to Argentine supporters through letter writing.

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Gendered Crossings

Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire

University of New Mexico Press

Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants' gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.

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From Shipmates to Soldiers

Emerging Black Identities in the Río de la Plata

University of New Mexico Press

This book analyzes the lives of Africans and their descendants in Montevideo and Buenos Aires from the late colonial era to the first decades of independence.

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Searching for Madre Matiana

Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Edward Wright-Rios examines the much-maligned--and sometimes celebrated--character of Madre Matiana and her position in the development of Mexico.

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Women Drug Traffickers

Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

University of New Mexico Press

"The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists alike."--Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez

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