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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

Beyond the Walled CityColonial Exclusion in Havana

Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana

Guadalupe García

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286030
eISBN:
9780520961371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286030.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Security was the primary concern of colonial empire in the Americas, and nowhere was this more evident than in the walled port city of colonial Havana. Looking within, through, and beyond 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

Edge of EmpireAtlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Río de la Plata

Edge of Empire: Atlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Río de la Plata

Fabrício Prado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520285156
eISBN:
9780520960732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285156.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the first decades of the 1800s, after almost three centuries of Iberian rule, former Spanish territories fragmented into more than a dozen new polities. Edge of Empire analyzes the emergence of ... More

Empire and RevolutionThe Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

John Mason Hart

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The deep relationship between the United States and Mexico has had repercussions felt around the world. This chronicle of the economic and social connections between the two nations opens a new ... More

Ephemeral HistoriesPublic Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Camilo D. Trumper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520289901
eISBN:
9780520964303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289901.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics and the Struggle for the Street in Chile is a cultural history of the street in Chile during the presidency of Salvador Allende, the hemisphere’s first ... 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

Hotel MexicoDwelling on the '68 Movement

Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement

George F. Flaherty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291065
eISBN:
9780520964938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1968 a street and media-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in Mexico City. The 68 Movement was targeted in a state-sponsored massacre at a massive new housing complex ten days ... More

MexicoWhy a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Ramon Ruiz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Explicitly focusing on the malaise of underdevelopment that has shaped the country since the Spanish conquest, this book offers a panoramic interpretation of Mexican history and culture from the ... More

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