History

Dancing on the Sun Stone

Mexican Women and the Gendered Politics of Octavio Paz
By Marjorie Becker

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.

Under the Cap of Invisibility

The Pantex Nuclear Weapons Plant and the Texas Panhandle
By Lucie Genay

The book investigates how Pantex has impacted local identity by molding elements of the past into the guaranty of its future and its concealment.

Subjects: SouthwestHistory

Hispano Bastion

New Mexican Power in the Age of Manifest Destiny, 1837-1860
By 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.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

The Abolitionist’s Journal

Memories of an American Antislavery Family
By 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.

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.

Histories of Drug Trafficking in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Edited by Wil G. PanstersBenjamin T. Smith

This work brings together a new generation of drug historians and new historical sources to uncover the history of the drug trade and its regulations.

From Sea-Bathing to Beach-Going

A Social History of the Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By B.J. Barickman
Edited by Hendrik KraayBryan 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.

The Nature of Lake Tahoe

A Photographic History, 1860–1960
By Peter Goin

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.

Tucumcari Tonite!

A Story of Railroads, Route 66, and the Waning of a Western Town
By David H. Stratton

Tucumcari Tonite! blends in-depth research and personal and family experiences to re-create a “memoir” of Tucumcari.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

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