Book Publications

Regulating Sex in Mexico, 1750 - 1850. (Current Project)

(with Walter J. Petry) Religion and Society in Latin America: Interpretive Essays from Conquest to Present (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, October, 2009). Pp. Xxii, 298. Maps. Tables. Notes. Index. [ISBN: 978-1-57075-850-8].

Vida y muerte da una cultura regional: La hacienda de Bledos en las memorias de Octaviano Cabrera Ipiña (San Luis Potosí Archivo Histórico del Estado de San Luis Potosí, 2007). Pp. 648. Maps. Illustrations. Tables. Notes. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. [ISBN: 970-762-025-0]

(with Walter J. Petry)Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006). Pp. Xxiv, 423. Maps. Tables. Notes. Index. [ISBN: 978-157-075-5]

El Ramo de Penales del Archivo Judicial del Tribunal Superior de Justicia (Mexico: Institution Mora Press, 1993). Pp. 142 Tables. Notes. [ISBN: 968-638-299-2]

Articles in Referred Journals and Books

"Incestuous Natures: Consensual and Forced Relations in Mexico, 1740 - 1854" In Zeb Totorici, ed. Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016). In progress.

"The Inquisition and Prohibited Sexual Artwork in Late Colonial Mexico." Colonial Latin American Review. (2015).

Temporary Transgressions, Unspeakable Acts: Male Sodomy in Late-Colonial Mexico, 1744 - 1843." Colonial Latin America Historical Review 17:4 (Fall 2008, © 2012): 329 - 359.

(with Thomas A. Guiler). "Braceros and Bureaucracy: Mexican Guest Workers on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad During the 1940's." Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 76:4 (Fall 2009): 422 - 469.

(with Walter J. Petry). "Introduction: Five Hundred Years of Evangelizing Latin America." In Lee M. Penyak and Walter J. Petry, eds. Religion and Society in Latin America: Interpretive Essays from Conquest to Present. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009), 1 - 14.

(with Walter J. Perty). "The Right to Appropriate, The Duty to Evangelize: Spain and the Conquest of the New World." In Lee M. Penyak and Wlater J. Petry, eds. Religion and Society in Latin America: Interpretive Essays from Conquest to Present. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009). 15 - 50.

(with Pilar García-Fabregat) "Manuel D. Asúnsolo y su paso por la revolución mexicana." Revista de Historia de América 136 (2005): 77 - 101.

"Obstetrics and the Emergence of Women in Mexico's Medical Establishment." The Americas 60:1 (July 2003): 59 - 85.

(with Verónica Vallejo) "Expectations of Love in Troubled Mexican Marriages During the Late-Colonial and Early-National Periods." The Historian 65:3 (Spring 2003): 563 - 586.

"Midwives and Legal Medicine in Mexico, 1740 - 1846." Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. 1:3 (July 2002): 251 - 266.

(with Pamela Duray) "Oral History and Problematic Questions Promote Issues-Centered Education." The Social Studies. 90:2 (March/April 1999): 68 - 71.

"Safe Harbors and Compulsory Custody: Casas de Depósito in Mexico, 1750 - 1865." Hispanic American Historical Review. 79:1 (February 1999): 83 - 99.

(with Pamela Duray) "Past Meets Present: A Small Mexican Town as Classroom." Social Education. 60:7 (November/December 1996): 402 - 406.

"Excusas Válidas e Inválidas Ante la Corte Mexicana, 1756 - 1846." Extensiones. (Mexico City) 1:1 (May 1994): 53 - 60.

Más que Sólo la Destrucción de la Leyenda Negra: Un Vistazo a los Estudios Actuales Sobre la Inquisición Española." Cuadernos Para La Historia de la Evangelización en América Latina. 4 (1989): 77 - 86.

"Ríos Montt and Guatemala's Military: The Politics of Puppetry." Revista de Historia de América 108 (July - December 1989): 131 - 147.

Encyclopedia Entries

(with Zeb Tortorici) “Sins Against Nature in Colonial Latin America” in Global Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, edited by Chiang, Howard. (Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2019): III:  1494-1501. (ISBN: 978-068-432-553-8)

(with Walter J. Petry) “Roman Catholicism in Latin America” in Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, edited by Gooren, Henri P. (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2019 [2016]), pp. 1374-1388. (ISBN: 978-331-908-956-0) 

"Cristero Rebellion (1927 - 1929)" in Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, Vol. I,, edited by Domenico, Roy P. and Mark Y. Hanley (Westport and London: Greenwood Press, 2006), pp. 150 - 152.

"Father Miguel Hidalgo (1753 - 1811)" in Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, Vol, I, edited by Domenico, Roy P. and Mark Y. Hanley (Westport and London: Greenwood Press, 2006), pp. 268 - 269.

Book Reviews

Mujer y poder en el siglo XIX: La vida extraordinaria de Juana Catarina Romero, cacica de Tehuantepec. By Francie Chassen-López. Reviewed in Historia Mexicana LXXIII:3/291 (ene-mar. 2024). ISSN 2448-6531. DOI:,4469.

Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum no-varum to Vatican II. By Stephen J.C. Andes and Julia G. Young, eds. Reviewed in Journal of Jesuit Studies 4 (2017): 729-732. 

Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas. By Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett, eds., Reviewed in The Catholic Historical Review 102:2 (Spring 2016): 437-439. 

Mothers Making Latin America: Gender, Households, and Politics Since 1825. By Erin E. O’Connor, Reviewed in Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 40:2 (2015): 315-317. 

Object and Apparition: Envisioning the Christian Divine in the Colonial Andes. By Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Reviewed in Canadian Journal of History (Spring-Summer, 2015). In press.

Violent Delights, Violent Ends: Sex, Race, & Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias. By Nicole von Germeten. Reviewed in The Americas 71:2 (October 2014): 357-358. 

Gender and the Negotiation of Daily Life in Mexico, 1750 - 1856. By Sonya Lipsett-Rivera. Reviewed in Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 29:2 (Summer 2013): 545 - 548; 559.

New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America. By John Lynch. Reviewed in Journal of World History, 24:2 (June 2013): 453 - 455.

Religious Pluralism, Democracy, and the Catholic Church in Latin America. By Frances Hagopian, ed. Reviewed in Journal of Church and State, 52:4 (Autumn 2010): 740 - 743.

All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World. By Stuart B. Schwartz, Reviewed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 20:16 (May 17, 2010): 27.

The Imagined Underworld: Sex, Crime, and Vice in Porfirian Mexico City. By James Alex Garza. Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review 89:2 (May 2009): 370 - 71.

Conversation of a Continent: Contemporary Religious Change in Latin America.By Timothy J. Steigenga and Edward L. Cleary, eds. Reviewed in Journal of Church and State, 50:2 (Autumn 2008): 595 - 597.

Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations. by John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood, eds. Reviewed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 15:26 (September 26, 2005): 54.

Simón Bolívar: Liberation and Disappointment. By David Bushnell. Reviewed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 14:20 (July 12, 2004): 41.

State and Society in Spanish America during the Age of Revolution. By Victor M. Uribe-Uran, ed. Reviewed in The Americas 59:1 (July 2002): 124 - 125.

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America By John Charles Chasteen, Reviewed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 12:12 (March 25, 2002): 46

Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin American History, 1550 - 1850. By Richard Boyer and Geoffrey Spurling, eds. Reviewed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 11:14 (April 23, 2001): 52.

Mexico's Hidden Revolution: The Catholic Church in Law and Politics Since 1929. By Peter Lester Reich. Reviewed in Religious Studies Review, 23:4 (october 1997): 420.

Non-Refereed Publications

Learning about Latin America In & Out of the Classroom." Ignite 2 (Fall 2011): 28 - 29.

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