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ANN: Exchange and Ideas in Independence Era Latin America: Reviews of New Works

The latest in our series of collected reviews of new works in Latin American history is an issue on exchange and circulation in the years surrounding independence in Latin America. This issue brings together a number of works that contribute to a renewed interest in the ways that goods, ideas, currency, and people traveled throughout Latin America in the decades around independence.

Author: 
William Roderick Summerhill
Reviewer: 
Melissa Teixeira

Teixeira on Summerhill, 'Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil'


William Roderick Summerhill. Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 342 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-13927-3.

Reviewed by Melissa Teixeira (Harvard University)
Published on H-LatAm (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Ada Ferrer
Reviewer: 
Dante Barksdale

Barksdale on Ferrer, 'Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution'


Ada Ferrer. Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xiv + 377 pp. $29.98 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-69778-2.

Reviewed by Dante Barksdale (University of California, Davis)
Published on H-LatAm (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Ana-María Rivera Medina, Amélia Polónia, eds.
Reviewer: 
Marcel Anduiza Pimentel

Anduiza Pimentel on Medina and Polónia, 'La gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos XIV-XX'


Ana-María Rivera Medina, Amélia Polónia, eds. La gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos XIV-XX. Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2015. 368 pp. EUR 29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-84-9096-003-5.

Reviewed by Marcel Anduiza Pimentel (University of Chicago)
Published on H-LatAm (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Fabricio Prado
Reviewer: 
María Victoria Marquez

Marquez on Prado, 'Edge of Empire: Atlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Río de la Plata'


Fabricio Prado. Edge of Empire: Atlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Río de la Plata. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. 264 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28516-3.

Reviewed by María Victoria Marquez (Ohio State University)
Published on H-LatAm (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

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