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Assassination of a SaintThe Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Matt Eisenbrandt and Benjamín Cuéllar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1980, a death squad linked to business tycoons and military commanders murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero for denouncing widespread repression and poverty in El Salvador. Romero was known as the ... More

Death in the CitySuicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Kathryn A. Sloan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290310
eISBN:
9780520964532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290310.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Popular culture has long conflated Mexico with the macabre. Some persuasive intellectuals argue that Mexicans have a special relationship with death, formed in the crucible of their hybrid ... More

Forgotten PeaceReform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia

Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia

Robert A. Karl

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293922
eISBN:
9780520967243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293922.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines Colombian society's attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere's worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past. ... More

History of InfamyCrime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

Pablo Piccato

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292611
eISBN:
9780520966079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292611.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the construction of crime as a central focus of public life in postrevolutionary Mexico. It does so by exploring cases, stories, and characters that attracted Mexican publics ... More

Mainstreaming Black Power

Mainstreaming Black Power

Tom Adam Davies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book upends the narrative that the Black Power movement allowed for a catharsis of black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the 1960s ... More

Other CaliforniaLand, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands

Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291638
eISBN:
9780520966727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291638.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book documents the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse landscape of Baja California. Packed with new and transformative stories, the ... More

Paisanos ChinosTranspacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Paisanos Chinos: Transpacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Fredy González

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290198
eISBN:
9780520964488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Threatened by the violence of the anti-Chinese campaigns, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties to China as a way to safeguard their presence in the country. Paisanos Chinos illustrates the ways ... More

Paradox of PreservationWilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Point Reyes National Seashore has a long history as a working landscape, with dairy and beef ranching, fishing, and oyster farming; yet, since 1962 it has also been managed as a National Seashore. ... More

States of SeparationTransfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Laura Robson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292154
eISBN:
9780520965669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In the interwar Eastern Mediterranean, European colonial modes of establishing land claims and controlling populations converged with a recent Ottoman past featuring desperate and violent efforts at ... More

Uruguay, 1968Student Activism from Global Counterculture to Molotov Cocktails

Uruguay, 1968: Student Activism from Global Counterculture to Molotov Cocktails

Vania Markarian, Eric Zolov, and Laura Pérez Carrara

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520290006
eISBN:
9780520964358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290006.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the creation of new conceptions of youth and politics during the Cold War era by focusing on the case of Uruguay in the 1960s. In this decade, a generation of Latin American youth ... More

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