ANN: New Publications in Latin American & Caribbean History, November 2022 - January 2023

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Dear Colleagues -

We are pleased to present the list of new publications in Latin American & Caribbean History for November 2022 through January 2023. If you have published something you do not see included here or would like to make sure your new publication is included in our next list (February - April 2023), please send us a note at

Take care,

Casey Lurtz & Ulices Piña


New Books in Latin American & Caribbean History

Colonial Latin America:

Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge, and Mark Thurner. The Invention of Humboldt: On the Geopolitics of Knowledge. Routledge, 2022.

Llerena, Laura Leon. Reading the Illegible: Indigenous Writing and the Limits of Colonial Hegemony in the Andes. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2023.

Rosenthal, Olimpia. Race, Sex, and Segregation in Colonial Latin America. Routledge, 2022.


Modern Latin America:

Alberto, Paulina L. Voices of the Race: Black Newspapers in Latin America, 1870–1960. Cambridge : New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Brown, Matthew. Sports in South America: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2023.

Mabat, Yael. Sacrifice and Regeneration Seventh-Day Adventism and Religious Transformation in the Andes. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022.

Pedraza, Silvia, and Carlos A. Romero. Revolutions in Cuba and Venezuela: One Hope, Two Realities. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2023.

Wasserman, Mark. Modern Latin America Since 1800 Everyday Life and Politics. Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2022.


Atlantic World:

Voekel, Paula. For God and Liberty: Catholicism and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1790-1861. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.



Senkewicz, Robert M., and Rose Marie Beebe. Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo: Life in Spanish, Mexican, and American California. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2023.



Sarreal, Julia J. S. Yerba Mate: The Drink That Shaped a Nation, 2022.



Bocketti, Gregg. Claiming Brazil: Performances of Citizenship in the Centenary of Independence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023.

Garfield, Seth. Guaraná: How Brazil Embraced the World’s Most Caffeine-Rich Plant. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Langfur, Hal. Adrift on an Inland Sea Misinformation and the Limits of Empire in the Brazilian Backlands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2023.

Pitts, Bryan. Until the Storm Passes: Politicians, Democracy, and the Demise of Brazil’s Military Dictatorship, 2023.

Rogers, Thomas. Agriculture’s Energy: The Trouble with Ethanol in Brazil’s Green Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Teixeira da Silva, Fernando, Alexandre Fortes, Thomas D. Rogers, and Gillian McGillivray, eds. The Entangled Labor Histories of Brazil and the United States. Lexington Books, 2022.



Grimaldo Grigsby, Darcy. Creole: Portraits of France’s Foreign Relations During the Long Nineteenth Century. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2022.

Scott, Blake C. Unpacked: A History of Caribbean Tourism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Yingling, Charlton. Siblings of Soil Dominicans and Haitians in the Age of Revolutions By Charlton W. Yingling, 2022.


Central America:

Diserens Morgan, Kasey, and Tiffany C. Fryer. Coloniality in the Maya Lowlands: Archaeological Perspectives. Denver: University of Colorado Press, 2022.

Flores-Villalobos, Joan. The Silver Women: How Black Women’s Labor Made the Panama Canal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2023.

Foss, Sarah. On Our Own Terms: Development and Indigeneity in Cold War Guatemala. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Hoenes del Pinal, Eric. Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Catholic Parish Divided by Language and Faith. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2022.



Escallón, Maria Fernanda. Becoming Heritage: Recognition, Exclusion, and the Politics of Black Cultural Heritage in Colombia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.




Germeten, Nicole von. The Enlightened Patrolman: Early Law Enforcement in Mexico City. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022.



Becker, Marjorie. Dancing on the Sun Stone: Mexican Women and the Gendered Politics of Octavio Paz. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022.

Chowning, Margaret. Catholic Women and Mexican Politics, 1750–1940. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023.

Esparza Chong Cuy, José, and Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, eds. Empty Plinths: Monuments, Memorials, and Public Sculpture in Mexico. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2022.

García, Alberto. Abandoning Their Beloved Land: The Politics of Bracero Migration in Mexico, 2023.

Gerlofs, Ben. Monstrous Politics: Geography, Rights, and the Urban Revolution in Mexico City. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2023.

Ibarra, Karina Busto. El Pacífico mexicano y sus transformaciones. Integración marítima y terrestre en la configuración de un espacio internacional, 1848-1927. México: El Colegio de México, 2022. 

Rath, Thomas. The Dread Plague and the Cow Killers: The Politics of Animal Disease in Mexico and the World. Cambridge : New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Studnicki-Gizbert, Daviken. The Three Deaths of Cerro de San Pedro: Four Centuries of Extractivism in a Small Mexican Mining Town. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022.



Puente, Javier. The Rural State Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra By Javier Puente, 2023.



Montenegro, Giovanna. German Conquistadors in Venezuela: The Welsers’ Colony, Racialized Capitalism, and Cultural Memory. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2022.


New Articles in Latin American & Caribbean History


Colonial Latin America

Fryer, Tiffany C. “Periodizing things, Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 580-590, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147310 

Pita Pico, R. “Usurpaciones y disputas por la tierra en el nororiente del Nuevo Reino de Granada, siglos XVII-XVIII.” Historia Agraria De América Latina, 3:2: 51–74.



Martocci, F. “Innovar en una coyuntura adversa: iniciativas estatales y experiencias de agricultores ante la crisis agrícola en la Pampa Seca (1937-1945).” Historia Agraria De América Latina, 3:2 (2022): 30–50.



Montero, Raquel Gil & Lía Guillermina Oliveto. “La creación —fallida— de un mundo fiscal. Charcas (actual Bolivia) 1683–1689.” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 479-503, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147303



Klein, H., & Vidal, F. “The emergence of Brazil as the Leading World Exporter of Chicken Meat.” Historia Agraria De América Latina, 3:2 (2022): 75–99.

Menezes Ferreira, Lucio. “Ancestral technologies: Afro-Brazilian archaeology and its contributions to the material history of Latin America.” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 599-606, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147312



Brock, P. “The California Gold Rush and the Creation of Chile’s National Mortgage Bank: the Caja de Crédito Hipotecario.” Historia Agraria De América Latina, 3:2 (2022): 1–29.

Pryluka, Pablo. “Advertising Pinochet: The Cold War Limits to a Neoliberal Crusade.” The International History Review, DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2022.2139283



Corr, Rachel. Shamans in the Colonial Frontier Zone: Spirit Mastery in Eighteenth-Century Coastal Ecuador. Ethnohistory 70:1 (2023): 45–64. doi:




Laske, Trilce. “Un catedrático combativo en la Nueva España: el jesuita Diego Marín de Alcázar (1639–1708).” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 504-525, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147305 

Tania Lizeth García-Piña. “‘They no longer belonged to the governor, but to the king’: the politics of being in the Huexotzinco Codex.” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 526-548, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147307 

Zepeda Cortés, María Bárbara. “Trumped by politics: Pedro Antonio de Cossío, the merchant who ruled New Spain.” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 549-572, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147308



Gaona Díaz, M. Régimen de propiedad de la tierra y explotación petrolera: El caso del Municipio de Amatlán, Veracruz, México, 1910-1921. Historia Agraria De América Latina, 3:2 (2022): 100–124.

Fernández Castillo, Ricardo. “Guerra civil y génesis institucional: la Casa de Moneda de Guanajuato y su transición al México independiente, 1812–25.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 38:3 (2022): 458–482: 483–508. doi:

Newman, Rachel Grace. “The Right to a Favor: International Scholarships, Clientelism, and the Class Politics of Merit in Post-Revolutionary Mexico," Journal of Social History, shac056, 

Thiébaut, V. “Ejidatarios, legislación agraria y territorios en Veracruz, México. Noventa años de relaciones complejas.” Historia Agraria De América Latina, 3:2 (2022): 125–148.



Boza Cuadros, Maria Fernanda. “The making of invisibility: colonialism and multiple erasures along the southern Peruvian shores.” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 607-616, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147314

Weaver, Brendan J. M. “Reflections on ‘material histories’ and the archaeology of slavery in Peru.” Colonial Latin American Review, 31:4 (2022): 591-598, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2022.2147311


United States-Mexico

Vázquez Valenzuela, David Adán. “Shifting Border, Changing Laws: The Executive Branch of Government and the Treaty of Extradition between Mexico and the United States, 1876–1911.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 38:3 (2022): 458–482. doi: