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Alone at the AltarSingle Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book reframes our understanding of single women and religious culture in colonial and nineteenth-century Latin America. Most works on women and early modern religion examine nuns, holy women, or ... More

Amazonian RoutesIndigenous Mobility and Colonial Communities in Northern Brazil

Amazonian Routes: Indigenous Mobility and Colonial Communities in Northern Brazil

Heather F. Roller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787086
eISBN:
9780804792127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787086.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book reconstructs the world of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility did not undermine settlement or community. In doing so, it revises long-standing views of native ... More

Before the Shining PathPolitics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Jaymie Heilman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1980 to 1992, Maoist Shining Path rebels, Peruvian state forces, and Andean peasants waged a bitter civil war that left some 69,000 people dead. Using archival research and oral interviews, this ... More

Brazil's Steel CityDevelopmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964

Brazil's Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964

Oliver Dinius

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771689
eISBN:
9780804775809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book presents a social history of the National Steel Company (CSN), Brazil's foremost state-owned company and largest industrial enterprise in the mid-twentieth century. It focuses on the role ... More

Brides of ChristConventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Asuncion Lavrin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book invites the modern reader to follow the histories of colonial Mexican nuns inside the cloisters where they pursued a religious vocation or sought shelter from the world. It provides a ... More

British Lions and Mexican EaglesBusiness, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Paul Garner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Between 1889 and 1919, Weetman Pearson became one of the world's most important engineering contractors, a pioneer in the international oil industry, and one of Britain's wealthiest men. At the ... More

Building Colonial Cities of GodMendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Karen Melvin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book tracks New Spain's mendicant orders past their so-called golden age of missions into the ensuing centuries and demonstrates that they had equally crucial roles in what the book terms the ... More

Chimalpahin's ConquestA Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Susan Schroeder (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769488
eISBN:
9780804775069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769488.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés' conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's ... More

Cleansing Honor with BloodMasculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Martha Santos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book offers a critical reinterpretation of male violence, patriarchy, and machismo in rural Latin America. It focuses on the lives of lower-class men and women, known as sertanejo/as, in the ... More

Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823-1889

Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823-1889

Hendrik Kraay

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785266
eISBN:
9780804786102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book traces the social, cultural, and political history of the Brazilian empire (1822-89) through the official and popular celebrations on the days of national festivity (national holidays) ... More

Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Periphery

Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Periphery

Sylvia Sellers-Garcia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787055
eISBN:
9780804788823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787055.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery examines how distance was conceptualized in an empire that at its height spanned four continents, stretching from Europe to the Philippines. ... More

Dolores Del RíoBeauty in Light and Shade

Dolores Del Río: Beauty in Light and Shade

Linda B. Hall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784078
eISBN:
9780804786218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784078.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Dolores del Río's enormously successful career in Hollywood, in Mexico, and internationally illuminates issues of race, ethnicity, and gender through the lenses of beauty and celebrity. She and her ... More

Dreaming of Dry LandEnvironmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Vera S. Candiani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Tracing the long history of one of the most complex drainage projects in the early modern world, this book aims to explain what colonization looked like on the ground and how it affected land, water, ... More

Emilio Rabasa and the Survival of Porfirian LiberalismThe Man, His Career, and His Ideas, 1856-1930

Emilio Rabasa and the Survival of Porfirian Liberalism: The Man, His Career, and His Ideas, 1856-1930

Charles A. Hale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758765
eISBN:
9780804786836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758765.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book presents an intellectual and career biography of Emilio Rabasa, the eminent Mexican jurist, politician, novelist, diplomat, journalist, and historian who opposed the Revolution of 1910–20, ... More

Fatal LoveSpousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Victor Uribe-Uran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Fatal Pacts examines comparatively the history of over two hundred examples of spousal murder in the late colonial Spanish Atlantic. It deals with murders occurring during the last decades of ... More

Frontier Goiás, 1822–1889

Frontier Goiás, 1822–1889

David McCreery

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751797
eISBN:
9780804767743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751797.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the development of the state, the nation, and the economy on the far western frontier of Brazil during the period of the Brazilian Empire. The author argues that the province of ... More

The Guaraní and Their MissionsA Socioeconomic History

The Guaraní and Their Missions: A Socioeconomic History

Julia J.S. Sarreal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785976
eISBN:
9780804791229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Under Jesuit management, the Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata region of South America were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established to convert, acculturate, and ... More

The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

Ian Read

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774147
eISBN:
9780804778558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Despite the inherent brutality of slavery, some slaves could find small but important opportunities to act decisively. This book explores such moments of opportunity and resistance in Santos, a ... More

In the Shadow of PerónJuan Atilio Bramuglia and the Second Line of Argentina's Populist Movement

In the Shadow of Perón: Juan Atilio Bramuglia and the Second Line of Argentina's Populist Movement

Raanan Rein

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757928
eISBN:
9780804779630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757928.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Populism has been one of the most important phenomena in the political and social history of Latin America. This book challenges several commonly held assumptions about the nature of populism and the ... More

Indigenous CitizensLocal Liberalism in Early National Oaxaca and Yucatan

Indigenous Citizens: Local Liberalism in Early National Oaxaca and Yucatan

Karen D. Caplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757645
eISBN:
9780804772914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757645.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book challenges the commonly held assumption that early nineteenth-century Mexican state-building was a failure of liberalism. By comparing the experiences of two Mexican states, Oaxaca and ... More

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