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Summer 2008 Archive



Some of the books that we featured in the Americas' Issues Series
(Co-sponsored with the Davis Humanities Institute) and other venues


Robert Irwin (Spanish)

Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints:
Cultural Icons of Mexico's Northwest Borderlands

chabram Angie Chabram (Chicano Studies)

The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Reader

resendez Andrés Reséndez (History)

A Land So Strange:
The Extraordinary Tale of a Shipwreked Spaniard
Who Walked Across America in the Sixteenth Century
(Cabeza de Vaca)

turf wars

Bettina Ng'weno (African American and African Studies)

Turf Wars:
Territory and Citizenship
in the Contemporary State


Julie Sze (American Studies)

Noxious New York:
The Racial Politics of Urban Health
and Environmental Justice


Zoila Mendoza (Native American Studies)

Creating Our Own:
Folklore, Performance,
and Identity in Cuzco, Peru


William Skuban (Fresno State University)

Lines in the Sand:
Nationalism and Identity
on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier


Charles Walker (History)

Shaky Colonialism:
The 1746 Earthquake-tsunami in Lima, Peru
and Its Long Aftermath

 History Project
The History Project presents
"Marking the Bicentennial:
The Challenges of Latin America, Past and Present

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