Durham NC, Duke University Press , 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, pictorial wrappers, 407 pages. Young provides the first full-length analysis of the revolt and its significance, arguing that Garza?s rebellion is an important and telling chapter in the formation of the border between Mexico and the United States and in the histories of both countries. On September 15, 1891, Garza, a Mexican journalist and political activist, led a band of Mexican rebels out of South Texas and across the Rio Grande, declaring a revolution against Mexico's dictator, Porfirio Diaz. Made up of a broad cross-border alliance of ranchers, merchants, peasants, and disgruntled military men, Garza's revolution was the largest and longest lasting threat to the Diaz regime up to that point. After two years of sporadic fighting, the combined efforts of the U.S. and Mexican armies, Texas Rangers, and local police finally succeeded in crushing the rebellion. Garza went into exile and was killed in Panama in 1895. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press , 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 849 pages, b&w illustrations. Tan cloth covers with dark brown decoration. Previous owner's stamp on both end papers.
NY, P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 190 pages. B&W illustrations by William Wilson. In a lightly edgeworn dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page.
NY, P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 190 pages. B&W illustrations by William Wilson. Fray Bartolome de Olmeda was known as "protector of the Indians." This story tells how he accompanied Cortez to Mexico and found his vocation among those that suffered under the new colonization. Written from the prospective of the good padre, Cortez is portrayed as a great leader and zealous Christian, but also as a human man with just as many weaknesses as abilities. Cortez's men are enchanted by Montezuma's city but just as horrified at the human sacrifice upon which it feeds. Although the story is based on true events, it reads like an adventure novel. Review slip laid in. Clean copy.
Hardcover. UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 444 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light fading to dust jacket front. Light edgewear to dj. Black and white pictures throughout. Clean, tight copy. In 1999 Pope John Paul II proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe a patron saint of the Americas. According to oral tradition and historical documents, in 1531 Mary appeared as a beautiful Aztec princess to Juan Diego, a poor Indian. Speaking to him in his own language, she asked him to tell the bishop her name was La Virgen de Guadalupe and that she wanted a church built on the mountain. During a second visit, the image of the Virgin miraculously appeared on his cape. Through the centuries, the enigmatic power of this image has aroused such fervent devotion in Mexico that it has served as the banner of the rebellion against Spanish rule and, despite skepticism and anticlericalism, still remains a potent symbol of the modern nation. In Mexican Phoenix, David Brading traces the intellectual origins, the sudden efflorescence, and the theology that has sustained the tradition of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Brading also documents the interaction of religion and patriotism, and describes how the image has served as a banner both for independence and for the Church in its struggle against the Liberal and revolutionary state.
Hardcover. Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 212 pages, b&w photos. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Today, roughly fifty thousand Tarahumara continue living in ways similar to those of their ancestors, retaining many customs from their pre-Columbian past. Striking sepia-toned monochrome photographs and a historical narrative document the lives and past of people in mountainous southwestern Chihuahua, Mexico.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture, 1st, 2003, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, 220 pages, 155 b&w photographs by Casasola. Edited by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, essay by Pete Hamill. Agustin Victor Casasola photographed everyone of consequence in Mexico at the time of the revolution, from Francisco (Pancho) Villa, Emiliano Zapata and the exiled Russian leader Leon Trotsky to artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. For this splendid collection of Casasola's work, the noted American author Pete Hamill has written a rich essay on the photographer and the Mexico he pictured so well.
Softcover. Tucson, AZ, Arizona University Press , 1st paperback, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Black & white photos by George Alexander Grant. Some color fade to edges of cover. The Spanish missions founded by Padre Eusebio Kino in Sonora, Mexico, during the 1690s and early 1700s are historical as well as architectural marvels. Once self-supporting villages with central churches, the missions stand today as monuments to perseverance in the face of a hostile New World. These "Kino Missions" were surveyed in 1935 by the National Park Service to prepare for the restoration of the mission at Tumacacori, Arizona, then a National Historic Monument. That report, which was never published, provided insights into the missions' history and architecture that remain of lasting relevance. Perhaps more important, it documented these structures in photographs and drawings--the latter including floor plans and sketches of architectural detail--that today are of historic as well as aesthetic interest. This volume reproduces that 1935 report in its entirety, focusing on sixteen missions and including two maps, 52 drawings, and 76 photographs. With a new introduction and appendixes that place the original study in context,
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages. This engrossing book presents the photographs of four historically engaged artists and explains what they reveal about the highly dramatic revolutionary and post-revolutionary period in Mexico from 1910 to 1935. The works of these photographers--American Walter H. Horne, Italian Tina Modotti, and Mexicans Agustin Victor Casasola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo--are discussed not just as windows onto events but as artworks that offer both objective reporting and stylized expression.The twenty-five years covered in the book encompass some of the most convulsive developments in Mexico, from the violence and cataclysmic changes wrought by the Mexican Revolution to the immense struggles to forge a new nation and a new government. During this period, the work of the four photographers--two primarily documentary, one propagandistic, and one artistic and personal--enabled Mexicans to understand the forces that had brought their nation to armed conflict and social transformation.
Hardcover. Brooklyn NY, Zone Books, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 594 pages, b&w illustrations. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on the title page. In this long-awaited study, Claudio Lomnitz tells an unprecedented story about the experience and ideology of American and Mexican revolutionary collaborators of the Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magon. Based on extensive research in American and Mexican archives, Lomnitz explores the rich, complicated, and virtually unknown lives of Magon and his comrades devoted to the "Mexican Cause." This anthropological history of anarchy, cooperation, and betrayal seeks to capture the experience and meaning of these dedicated militants who themselves struggled to understand their role and place at the margins of the Mexican Revolution. For them, the revolution was untranslatable, a pure but deaf subversion: "La revolucion es la revolucion." For Lomnitz, their experiences reveal the meaning of this phrase.
Hardcover. Brooklyn, NY, PowerHouse Books, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 176 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. New York , D. Appleton and Company, 1st, 1908, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 294 pages. Hardcover with blue cloth with silver titles and gilt top stain. Previous owner's signature on title page, slight rubbing to boards and light fade to spine, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Heinemann, 1st UK, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 251 pages. Hardcover. Clean, tight copy. The Previously Unpublished Introduction, Commentary and Script for the Film VIVA ZAPATA! Clean copy.