New acquisitions Mexico (March 2018)


Patriots, prostitutes, and spies : women and the Mexican-American War / John M. Belohlavek

In Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies, John M. Belohlavek tells the story of women on both sides of the Mexican-American War (1846-48) as they were propelled by the bloody conflict to adopt new roles and expand traditional ones. American women “back home” functioned as anti-war activists, pro-war supporters, and pioneering female journalists. Others moved west and established their own reputations for courage and determination in dusty border towns or bordellos. Women formed a critical component of the popular culture of the period, as trendy theatrical and musical performances drew audiences eager to witness tales of derring-do, while contemporary novels, in tales resplendent with heroism and the promise of love fulfilled, painted a romanticized picture of encounters between Yankee soldiers and fair Mexican senoritas. Belohlavek juxtaposes these romantic dreams with the reality in Mexico, which included sexual assault, women soldaderas marching with men to provide critical supportive services, and the challenges and courage of working women off the battlefield. In all, Belohlavek shows the critical roles played by women, real and imagined, on both sides of this controversial war of American imperial expansion.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3298.BE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Adjusting the lens : community and collaborative video in Mexico / edited by Freya Schiwy and Byrt Wammack Weber

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.1270.SC

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Los Zetas Inc. : criminal corporations, energy, and civil war in Mexico / Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.1900.CO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Rebel mexico : student unrest and authoritarian political culture during the long sixties / Jaime M. Pensado

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.2621.PE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Presidential elections in Mexico : from hegemony to pluralism / Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.2862.OR

in the UvA CataloguePlus


One hundred years of solitude, struggle, and violence along the US/Mexico border : an oral history / by John Thomas

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.2930.TH

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Mexican philosophy in the 20th century : essential readings / edited by Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3220.SA

in the UvA CataloguePlus



Forgotten Franciscans : writings from an Inquisitional theorist, a heretic, and an Inquisitional deputy / edited and translated by Martin Austin Nesvig

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3223.NE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Beautiful politics of music : trova in Yucatán, Mexico / Gabriela Vargas-Cetina

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3234.VA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Telling and being told : storytelling and cultural control in contemporary Yucatec Maya Literatures / Paul M. Worley

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3235.WO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


A history of boxing in Mexico : masculinity, modernity, and nationalism / Stephen D. Allen

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3237.AL

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Contesting conquest : indigenous perspectives on the Spanish occupation of Nueva Galicia / Ida Altman

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3250.AL

in the UvA CataloguePlus


The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War / Peter Guardino

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3265.GU

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Infrastructures of race : concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico / Daniel Nemser

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3286.NE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Paisanos Chinos : transpacific politics among Chinese immigrants in Mexico / Fredy González

Call Number 174: CEDLA 60.3293.GO

in the UvA CataloguePlus





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