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La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, And Politics - B. V. Olguin

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and Chicano prisoners-known as Pintas and Pintos-as well as fresh interpretations of works by renowned Pinta and Pinto authors and activists, B. V. Olguín provides crucial insig......

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Maya Intellectual Renaissance: Identity, Representation, And Leadership - Victor D. Montejo

When Mayan leaders protested the celebration of the Quincentenary of the "discovery" of America and joined with other indigenous groups in the Americas to proclaim an alternate celebration of 500 years of resistance, they rose to national prominen......

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Fernandez De Oviedo's Chronicle Of America: A New History For A New World - Kathleen Ann Myers

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (1478-1557) wrote the first comprehensive history of Spanish America, the Historia general y natural de las Indias, a sprawling, constantly revised work in which Oviedo attempted nothing less than a complete account of ......

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The Rise Of Cable Programming In The United States: Revolution Or Evolution? - Megan Mullen

In 1971, the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications likened the ongoing developments in cable television to the first uses of movable type and the invention of the telephone. Cable's proponents in the late 1960s and early 1970s hoped it would ev......

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Social Stratification And Mobility In Central Veracruz - Hugo G. Nutini

Since the Revolution of 1910, Mexican society has undergone a profound transformation, characterized by the disempowerment of the landed aristocracy and the rise of a new ruling class of plutocrats and politicians; the development of a middle clas......

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Social Stratification In Central Mexico, 1500-2000 - , Barry L. Isaac

In Aztec and colonial Central Mexico, every individual was destined for lifelong placement in a legally defined social stratum or estate. Social mobility became possible after independence from Spain in 1821 and increased after the 1910-1920 Revol......

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The Medicine Of Memory: A Mexica Clan In California - Alejandro Murguía

"People who live in California deny the past," asserts Alejandro Murguía. In a state where "what matters is keeping up with the current trends, fads, or latest computer gizmo," no one has "the time, energy, or desire to reflect on what happened la......

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The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History Of La Junta De Los Rios - Jefferson Morgenthaler

Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin formed by the conjunction of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. It is one of the oldest continuously inha......

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For Glory And Bolivar: The Remarkable Life Of Manuela Saenz - Pamela S. Murray

She was a friend, lover, and confidante of charismatic Spanish American independence hero Simón Bolívar and, after her death, a nationalist icon in her own right. Yet authors generally have chosen either to romanticize Manuela Sáenz or to discount......

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The Maya Tropical Forest: People, Parks, And Ancient Cities - James D. Nations

The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has been home to the May......

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Before Fidel: The Cuba I Remember - Francisco José|| Moreno

Before Fidel Castro seized power, Cuba was an ebullient and chaotic society in a permanent state of turmoil, combining a raucous tropical nature with the evils of arbitrary and corrupt government. Yet this fascinating period in Cuban history has b......

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North Africa: A History From Antiquity To The Present - Phillip C. Naylor

North Africa has been a vital crossroads throughout history, serving as a connection between Africa, Asia, and Europe. Paradoxically, however, the region's historical significance has been chronically underestimated. In a book that may lead schola......

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Voices From The Global Margin: Confronting Poverty And Inventing New Lives In The Andes - William P. Mitchell

Voices from the Global Margin looks behind the generalities of debates about globalization to explore the personal impact of global forces on the Peruvian poor. In this highly readable ethnography, William Mitchell draws on the narratives of peopl......

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Rise And Fall Of The Cosmic Race: The Cult Of Mestizaje In Latin America - Marilyn Grace Miller

Latin America is characterized by a uniquely rich history of cultural and racial mixtures known collectively as mestizaje. These mixtures reflect the influences of indigenous peoples from Latin America, Europeans, and Africans, and spawn a fascina......

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Homegirls In The Public Sphere - Marie "keta" Miranda

Girls in gangs are usually treated as objects of public criticism and rejection. Seldom are they viewed as objects worthy of understanding and even more rarely are they allowed to be active subjects who craft their own public persona-which is what......

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From Cuenca To Queens: An Anthropological Story Of Transnational Migration - Ann Miles

Transnational migration is a controversial and much-discussed issue in both the popular media and the social sciences, but at its heart migration is about individual people making the difficult choice to leave their families and communities in hop......

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Black-brown Relations And Stereotypes - , Yolanda Flores Niemann

Race relations in twenty-first-century America will not be just a black-and-white issue. The 2000 census revealed that Hispanics already slightly outnumber African Americans as the largest ethnic group, while together Blacks and Hispanics constitu......

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