Tag Archives: Mexico

When Documents are More than Just Words

Opening the worn, soft-bound leather cover of a hefty volume of notarial documents produced in nineteenth-century Mexico City, I hoped to find a neat index…

Mexico’s Black Market, 1692-1903

A review of Black Market City: The Baratillo Marketplace and the Challenge of Governance in Mexico City, 1692-1903, by Andrew Philip Konove. Any visitor to…

Urban Slavery in Colonial Puebla (Mexico)

A review of Urban Slavery in Colonial Puebla de los Ángeles, 1536-1708, by Pablo Sierra. This dissertation is an excellent study of an interior Mexican…

Comics, Telenovelas, and Mexican History

A review of Entertaining Education: Teaching National History in Mexican State-Sponsored Comic Books and Telenovelas, 1963-1996, by Melanie Huska. “Entertaining Education” is a study of…

Radio, Revolution & the Mexican State

A review of Wireless: Radio, Revolution, and the Mexican State, 1897-1938, by J. Justin Castro. In Mexican history, the transitional period between the Porfiriato (1876-1911)…

Chinese Immigrants in Mexico 1931-71

A review of We Won’t Be Bullied Anymore: Chinese-Mexican Relations and the Chinese Community in Mexico, 1931-1971, by Fredy González. Fredy González’s 2013 dissertation, We…

Mexico-US Migration 1965-86

A review of Undocumented Lives: A History of Mexico-U.S. Migration from 1965 to 1986, by Ana Raquel Minian Andjel.  Simply put, Ana Raquel Minian’s “Undocumented…

Culture of Mental Health in Oaxaca

A review of The Culture of Mental Health in a Changing Oaxaca, by Whitney L. Duncan. The globalization of a biomedical approach to mental health,…

Assisted Reproduction in Mexico

A review of The Sociocultural Aspects of Assisted Reproduction in Mexico by Sandra P. González-Santos. Reproduction is just as political a matter as Marx made…