New Resource: New Books in Latin American, Caribbean, & Latinx History

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Dear H-Latam Colleagues,

On the suggestion of one of our members, H-Latam will begin posting a quarterly list of new publications in the field. The lists will be circulated via H-Latam as well as finding a home on the H-Latam website under Resources (coming soon!). Our initial list is limited to book and articles on Latin American & Caribbean history published between January and July 2020, primarily from English-language presses, but we intend to expand to include other disciplines, other languages, and other kinds of publication in the future.

The list will be drawn from the books sent to H-Latam for review, press catalogs and journal ToCs, and the information that you, our members, send our way. If you have a new book or article on Latin American, Caribbean, or Latinx history and related fields, please drop us a line at editorial-latam@mail.h-net.org so that we can make sure it’s included in the next list. We’ll be doing our best to make sure we find everything, but if you notice something missing from the list, please also let us know and we’ll add it to the webpage and the next quarterly list.

If you have any other suggestions for this new resource, reach out and let us know!

Cheers,

The H-Latam Editorial Team


 

New Books in Latin American & Caribbean History (January-July 2020)

Spanish Empire:

Christine Beaule and John G. Douglass eds., 2020. The Global Spanish Empire: Five Hundred Years of Place Making and Pluralism, Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Allison Margaret Bigelow, 2020. Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Alex Borucki, David Eltis and David Wheat eds., 2020. From the Galleons to the Highlands: Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Ivonne Del Valle, Anna More and Rachel Sarah O’Toole eds., 2020. Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization, Vanderbilt University Press.

Jeffrey Alan Erbig, 2020. Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met: Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Martha Few, Zeb Tortorici and Adam Warren, 2020. Baptism Through Incision: The Postmortem Cesarean Operation in the Spanish Empire, 1 edition., University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press.

Sean F. McEnroe, 2020. A Troubled Marriage: Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler, 2020. Truth in Many Tongues: Religious Conversion and the Languages of the Early Spanish Empire, 1 edition., Penn State University Press.

 

Modern Latin America:

Diana Arbaiza, 2020. The Spirit of Hispanism: Commerce, Culture, and Identity across the Atlantic, 1875–1936, University of Notre Dame Press.

Alan Artibise, 2020. North American Borders in Comparative Perspective, G. Correa-Cabrera and V. Konrad (editors), Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Lucy Bollington and Paul Merchant eds, 2020. Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human, Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Andra Chastain and Timothy Lorek eds., 2020. Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America, 1 edition., Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Rafael Climent-Espino and Ana M. Gomez-Bravo eds., 2020. Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain, Vanderbilt University Press.

Ben Fallaw and David Nugent eds., 2020. State Formation in the Liberal Era: Capitalisms and Claims of Citizenship in Mexico and Peru, University of Arizona Press.

Thomas C. Field, Stella Krepp and Vanni Pettinà eds., 2020. Latin America and the Global Cold War, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

David C. LaFevor, 2020. Prizefighting and Civilization: A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Carlos Rodríguez eds., 2020. Digital Humanities in Latin America, University Press of Florida.

Pablo Palomino, 2020. The Invention of Latin American Music: A Transnational History, New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Argentina:

Erika Denise Edwards, 2020. Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic, First edition., University Alabama Press.

David Freeman, 2020. A Silver River in a Silver World: Dutch Trade in the Rio de la Plata, 1648–1678, Cambridge University Press.

Raanan Rein, 2020. Populism and Ethnicity: Peronism and the Jews of Argentina, McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Cecilia Tossounian, 2020. La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina: Gender, Nation, and Popular Culture, 1 edition., Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

 

Bolivia:

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen, 2020. Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia’s Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Jeffery M. Paige, 2020. Indigenous Revolution in Ecuador and Bolivia, 1990–2005, University of Arizona Press.

Elizabeth Shesko, 2020. Conscript Nation: Coercion and Citizenship in the Bolivian Barracks, 1 edition., Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

Brazil:

Erika Helgen, 2020. Religious Conflict in Brazil: Protestants, Catholics, and the Rise of Religious Pluralism in the Early Twentieth Century, Yale University Press.

Lorraine Leu, 2020. Defiant Geographies: Race and Urban Space in 1920s Rio de Janeiro, Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Jeffrey Needell, 2020. The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro, 1 edition., Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Cassia Roth, 2020. A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil, 1 edition., Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

James P. Woodard, 2020. Brazil’s Revolution in Commerce: Creating Consumer Capitalism in the American Century, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.


 

Caribbean (General):

Manuel Barcia, 2020. The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade, Yale University Press.

Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross, 2020. Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, 2020. Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean, 1st edition., Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Jeppe Mulich, 2020. In a Sea of Empires: Networks and Crossings in the Revolutionary Caribbean, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Kirwin R. Shaffer, 2020. Anarchists of the Caribbean: Countercultural Politics and Transnational Networks in the Age of US Expansion, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Spanish Caribbean:

César J. Ayala and Laird W. Bergad, 2020. Agrarian Puerto Rico: Reconsidering Rural Economy and Society, 1899-1940, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Cuba:

Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres, 2020. Black British Migrants in Cuba: Race, Labor, and Empire in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean, 1898-1948, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Rachel Hynson, 2020. Laboring for the State: Women, Family, and Work in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1971, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Reviewed by Anasa Hicks for H-Latam 

Deborah Shnookal, 2020. Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba’s Children, 1 edition., University of Florida Press.

Helen Yaffe, 2020. We Are Cuba!: How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World, Yale University Press.

French Caribbean:

Alan Forrest, 2020. The Death of the French Atlantic: Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age of Revolution, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

British Caribbean:

Vincent Brown, 2020. Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War, Harvard University Press.

Stanley Mirvis, 2020. The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Christine Walker, 2020. Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire, Williamsburg, Virginia : Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Tom Zoellner, 2020. Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

 

Central America:

Rajeshwari Dutt, 2020. Empire on Edge: The British Struggle for Order in Belize during Yucatan’s Caste War, 1847-1901, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Julie Gibbings and Heather Vrana eds., 2020. Out of the Shadow: Revisiting the Revolution from Post-Peace Guatemala, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Patricia Harms, 2020. Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Nathan C. Henne, 2020. Reading Popol Wuj: A Decolonial Guide, Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Sylvia Sellers-Garcia, 2020. The Woman on the Windowsill: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

 

Chile:

Tanya Harmer, 2020. Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Ángeles Donoso Macaya, 2020. The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile’s Dictatorship, Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

 

Colombia:

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky, 2020. Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture, Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Lina Britto, 2020. Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise, Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Mexico:

Colonial:

David M. Carballo, 2020. Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain, New York: Oxford University Press.

David M. Carballo, Kenneth G. Hirth and Barbara Arroyo eds., 2020. Teotihuacan: The World Beyond the City, Washington, D.C: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Yvette J. Saavedra, 2020. Pasadena Before the Roses: Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771–1890, Reprint edition., University of Arizona Press.

Bradley Skopyk, 2020. Colonial Cataclysms: Climate, Landscape, and Memory in Mexico’s Little Ice Age, Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

National:

Helga Baitenmann, 2020. Matters of Justice: Pueblos, the Judiciary, and Agrarian Reform in Revolutionary Mexico, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Mary K. Coffey, 2020. Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race, Durham: Duke University Press Books.

Theodore W. Cohen, 2020. Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution, Cambridge University Press.

Rocio Gomez, 2020. Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga, 2020. War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830–1880, University of Oklahoma Press.

John Robert Gust and Jennifer P. Mathews, 2020. Sugarcane and Rum: The Bittersweet History of Labor and Life on the Yucatán Peninsula, Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press.

Joy Elizabeth Hayes, 2020. Radio Nation: Communication, Popular Culture, and Nationalism in Mexico, 1920-1950, University of Arizona Press.

Luis Hernández Navarro, 2020. Self-Defense in Mexico: Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars, The University of North Carolina Press.

Benjamin C. Montoya, 2020. Risking Immeasurable Harm: Immigration Restriction and U.S.-Mexican Diplomatic Relations, 1924–1932, University of Nebraska Press.

Eric Zolov, 2020. The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties, Durham: Duke University Press Books.

 

Peru:

R. Alan Covey, 2020. Inca Apocalypse: The Spanish Conquest and the Transformation of the Andean World, New York: Oxford University Press.

Paulo Drinot, 2020. The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s, Cambridge University Press.

Miguel La Serna, 2020. With Masses and Arms: Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Erica Vogel, 2020. Migrant Conversions: Transforming Connections Between Peru and South Korea, Berkeley: University of California Press.


 

New Articles in Latin American & Caribbean History (January-July 2020)

 

Spanish Empire

 

Bastias Saavedra, Manuel. “The normativity of possession. Rethinking land relations in early-modern Spanish America, ca. 1500–1800.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:2, (2020): 223-238, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1755938

 

Bialuschewski, Arne. “Juan Gallardo: A Native American Buccaneer.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2020; 100 (2): 233–256. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8178200

 

Chambouleyron, Rafael. “The ‘Government of the Sertões and Indians’: Aguardente, Sugar, and Indians in Colonial Amazonia (Seventeenth Century).” The Americas 77, no. 1 (2020): 3–39. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.68 

 

Castellví Laukamp, Luis. “Los milagros en la Relación de las islas Filipinas (1604) de Pedro Chirino.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:2, (2020): 177-194, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1755937

 

Porras, Stephanie. “Locating Hispano-Philippine ivories, Colonial Latin American Review.” 29:2, (2020): 256-291, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1755940

 

Modern Latin America

 

Clifton, Judith, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes, and Julio Revuelta. “Falling Inequality in Latin America: The Role of Fiscal Policy.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 317–41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X20000334 

 

Etchemendy, Sebastián. “The Politics of Popular Coalitions: Unions and Territorial Social Movements in Post-Neoliberal Latin America (2000–15).” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 157–88. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19001007 

 

Gillies, Allan. “Contesting the ‘War on Drugs’ in the Andes: US–Bolivian Relations of Power and Control (1989–93).” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 77–106. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000324

 

Mota, Isadora Moura. “Other Geographies of Struggle: Afro-Brazilians and the American Civil War.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2020; 100 (1): 35–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-7993078

 

O'Brien, Cheryl, and Shannon Drysdale Walsh. “Women's Rights and Opposition: Explaining the Stunted Rise and Sudden Reversals of Progressive Violence against Women Policies in Contentious Contexts.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 107–31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000956

 

Argentina

 

Ablard, Jonathan D. “‘Our Archaic System’: Debating and Reforming Military Justice in Argentina, 1905–35.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 269–92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X20000024

 

Aráoz, María Florencia, and Esteban A. Nicolini. “Regional Growth and the Persistence of Regional Income Inequality in Argentina in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 293–316. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19001299

 

Candioti, Magdalena. “Free Womb Law, Legal Asynchronies, and Migrations: Suing for an Enslaved Woman's Child in Nineteenth-Century Río De La Plata.” The Americas 77, no. 1 (2020): 73–99. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.109

 

Bolivia

 

Ehrinpreis, Andrew. “Green Gold, Green Hell: Coca, Caste, and Class in the Chaco War, 1932–1935.” The Americas 77, no. 2 (2020): 217–45. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.110

 

Field, Thomas C. “Union Busting as Development: Transnationalism, Empire and Kennedy's Secret Labour Programme for Bolivia.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 27–51. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000646

 

Werner, Bridgette K. “Between Autonomy and Acquiescence: Negotiating Rule in Revolutionary Bolivia, 1953–1958.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2020; 100 (1): 93–122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-7993100

 

Brazil

 

Bezerra, Kátia da Costa. "JR's Morro da Providência Exhibit: A Politics of Cultural Intervention." Luso-Brazilian Review 57, no. 1 (2020): 58-76. muse.jhu.edu/article/758003.

 

Bivona, Kristal. "Historical Fiction and the Age of Fake News: Debating Brazil's Past Over Audiovisual Culture." Luso-Brazilian Review 57, no. 1 (2020): 77-100. muse.jhu.edu/article/758004.

 

Brudney, Edward. "(P)Reimagining the Nation: Citizenship, Labor, and the State in António Ribeiro Sanches's Cartas sobre a educação da mocidade." Luso-Brazilian Review 57, no. 1 (2020): 4-29. muse.jhu.edu/article/758001.

 

Corrêa, Marilia. “Military Resistance to the Brazilian Coup: The Fight of Officers and Soldiers against Authoritarian Rule, 1964–67.” The Americas 77, no. 2 (2020): 275–300. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.112

 

de Oliveira Coutinho Silva, Luisa Stella. "As dotadas e meeiras da Capitania da Paraíba: Os regimes de bens do casamento na colonização do Brasil, 1661–1822." Luso-Brazilian Review 57, no. 1 (2020): 30-57. muse.jhu.edu/article/758002.

 

Richmond, Matthew Aaron. “Narratives of Crisis in the Periphery of São Paulo: Place and Political Articulation during Brazil's Rightward Turn.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 241–67. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X20000012

 

Chile

 

Garrido, Francisco and Soledad González. “Adaptive Strategies during Times of Conflict and Transformation: Copiapó Valley under the Spanish Conquest in the Sixteenth Century.” Ethnohistory 1 January 2020; 67 (1): 127–148. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-7888777

 

Madariaga, Aldo, and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser. “Right-Wing Moderation, Left-Wing Inertia and Political Cartelisation in Post-Transition Chile.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 343–71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000932

 

Ossa Santa Cruz, Juan Luis. “Political economy in the Tribunal del Consulado de Santiago de Chile: the case of Manuel de Salas, 1795–1810.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 91-114, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1721754

 

Caribbean (General)

 

Spanish Caribbean:

 

Altman, Ida. “Failed experiments: negotiating freedom in early Puerto Rico and Cuba.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 4-23, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1721743

 

Cuba:

 

Cederlöf, Gustav. “The Revolutionary City: Socialist Urbanisation and Nuclear Modernity in Cienfuegos, Cuba.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 53–76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000920

 

Clealand, Danielle Pilar. “Deciding on the Future: Race, Emigration and the New Economy in Cuba.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 399–422. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X20000309

 

Henderson, Kaitlyn. “Race, Discrimination, and the Cuban Constitution of 1940.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2020; 100 (2): 257–284. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8178211

 

Lambe, Jennifer. “The Medium is the Message: The Screen Life of the Cuban Revolution, 1959–1962.” Past & Present, Volume 246, Issue 1, (February 2020): 227–267, https://doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gtz034

 

Morgan. William A. “Opportunities and boundaries for slave family formation: tobacco labor and demography in Pinar de Río, Cuba, 1817–1886.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 139-160, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1721756

 

Central America

 

Rasch, Elisabet Dueholm. “Becoming a Maya Woman: Beauty Pageants at the Intersection of Indigeneity, Gender and Class in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 133–56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000919

 

Mexico

 

Pre-Columbian:

 

Bricker, Harvey M. and Victoria R. Bricker. “A Comparison of Historical Evidence for Droughts in the Pre-Columbian Maya Codices with Climatological Evidence for Droughts during the Early and Late Classic Periods.” Ethnohistory 1 January 2020; 67 (1): 97–126. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-7888759

 

Colonial:

 

Achim, Miruna. “Writing lessons in antiquarianism: Guillermo Dupaix’s manuscripts.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:2, (2020): 316-339, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1755942

 

Christensen, Mark & Matthew Restall. Maya militia: the defense and government of colonial Ixil, Yucatan, Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 73-90, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1733866

 

Chowning, Margaret. “Talking back: nuns, beatas, and colegialas invoke rights and constitutional principles in late colonial and early nineteenth-century Mexico.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 115-138, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1721755

 

Dierksmeier, Laura. “Forbidden herbs: Alzate’s defense of pipiltzintzintlis.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:2, (2020): 292-315, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1755941

 

Forde, Jamie E. “Broken flowers: Christian spolia in a colonial Mixtec household.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:2, (2020): 195-222, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1759881

 

Jiménez Abollado, Francisco Luis. “La participación del clero secular en el alzamiento cortesiano de 1566: el caso de Alonso Chico de Molina.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 24-46, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1721744

 

Megged, Amos. “The Sixteenth-Century Zinacantepec Census: Between Ethnohistory and Historical Demography.” Ethnohistory 1 April 2020; 67 (2): 289–315. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-8025340

 

Mysyk, Avis and Edgar de Ita Martínez. “A Dispute over Patrimonial Property in Huaquechula, Mexico: The Chimalhua Case, 1738–1740.” Ethnohistory 1 April 2020; 67 (2): 269–287. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-8025322

 

Vincke, Estefanía Yunes. “Primer for a New World: Fr. Pedro De Gante's Cartilla Para Enseñar a Leer.” The Americas 77, no. 1 (2020): 129–40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.111

 

Woolley, Christopher. “‘The Forests Cannot Be Commons’: Spanish Law, Environmental Change, and New Spain's Council on Forests.” The Americas 77, no. 1 (2020): 41–71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.108

 

National:

 

Alexander, Ryan M. “The Fever of War: Epidemic Typhus and Public Health in Revolutionary Mexico City, 1915–1917.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2020; 100 (1): 63–92. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-7993089

 

Kloppe-Santamaría, Gema. “The Lynching of the Impious: Violence, Politics, and Religion in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1930s–1950s).” The Americas 77, no. 1 (2020): 101–28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.73

 

López Caballero, Paula. “Domesticating Social Taxonomies: Local and National Identifications as Seen Through Susan Drucker's Anthropological Fieldwork in Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1957–1963.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2020; 100 (2): 285–321. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8178222

 

Osten, Sarah. "Out of the Shadows: Violence and State Consolidation in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1927–1940." The Latin Americanist 64, no. 2 (2020): 169-199. muse.jhu.edu/article/757675.

 

Mestaz, James V. “Sweetness and Water Power: The SICAE Sugarcane Cooperative and Mayo Struggles for Water, 1944 to 1956.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 1 (2020): 1–25. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000944

 

Peru

 

Lopes de Carvalho, Francismar Alex. “Between Potosí and El Dorado: arbitrismo and political communication in early seventeenth-century Peru.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:1, (2020): 47-72, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1721745

 

Mabat, Yael. “Veterans of Christ: Soldier Reintegration and the Seventh-Day Adventist Experience in the Andean Plateau, 1900–1925.” The Americas 77, no. 2 (2020): 187–216. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2020.1

 

Mikecz, Jeremy M. “Beyond Cajamarca: A Spatial Narrative Reimagining of the Encounter in Peru, 1532–1533.” Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2020; 100 (2): 195–232. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8178189

 

Weaver, Brendan J. M. “Ghosts of the Haciendas: Memory, Architecture, and the Architecture of Memory in the Post–Hacienda Era of Southern Coastal Peru.” Ethnohistory 1 January 2020; 67 (1): 149–173. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-7888795

 

Wisnoski III, Alexander L. “Intimate knowledge and the making of witnesses in Lima’s seventeenth-century divorce court.” Colonial Latin American Review, 29:2, (2020): 239-255, DOI: 10.1080/10609164.2020.1755939

 

Paraguay

 

Boidin, Capucine; Leonardo Cerno; and Fabián R. Vega; “This Book Is Your Book”: Jesuit Editorial Policy and Individual Indigenous Reading in Eighteenth-Century Paraguay.” Ethnohistory 1 April 2020; 67 (2): 247–267. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-8025304

 

Uruguay

 

Cameselle-Pesce, Pedro. “Italian-Uruguayans for Free Italy: Serafino Romualdi's Quest for Transnational Anti-Fascist Networks during World War II.” The Americas 77, no. 2 (2020): 247–73. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2019.107

 

 

Venezuela

 

Fischer-Hoffman, Cory. “Rival Carceralities: Legitimising Discourses of Prison Regime Formations in Bolivarian Venezuela.” Journal of Latin American Studies 52, no. 2 (2020): 373–97. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X20000310


 

 

H-Latam Reviews January-July 2020

 

Modern Latin America

Dillingham on Young, 'Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left'

Kevin A. Young, ed. Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xvii + 302 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-43925-1; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42399-1.

Reviewed by A. S. Dillingham (Spring Hill College) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2020)

 

Argentina:

Dimas on Reber, 'Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945: Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires'

Vera Blinn Reber. Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945: Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires. New York: Routledge, 2018. 348 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-35950-5.

Reviewed by Carlos Dimas (University of Nevada Las Vegas) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2020)

 

Brazil:

Ebert on de Alencastro, 'The Trade in the Living: The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries'

Luiz Felipe de Alencastro. The Trade in the Living: The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries. Translated by Gavin Adams and Luiz Felipe de Alencastro. Revised by Michael Wolfers and Dale Tomich. Albany: SUNY Press, 2018. 642 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6929-4

 

Sumner on Hanley, 'The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822–1930'

Anne G. Hanley. The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822–1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 288 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-53507-4

Reviewed by Jaclyn A. Sumner (Presbyterian College) Published on H-LatAm (May, 2020)

Marquez on Kraay, 'Bahia's Independence: Popular Politics and Patriotic Festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900'

Hendrik Kraay. Bahia's Independence: Popular Politics and Patriotic Festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019. xiv + 416 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-5748-2.

Reviewed by John C. Marquez (University of California, Irvine) Published on H-LatAm (March, 2020)

Caribbean:

Kornweibel on García, 'Gothic Geoculture: Nineteenth-Century Representations of Cuba in the Transamerican Imaginary'

Ivonne M. García. Gothic Geoculture: Nineteenth-Century Representations of Cuba in the Transamerican Imaginary. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2019. x + 170 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1395-7.

Reviewed by Karen Kornweibel (East Tennessee State University) Published on H-LatAm (March, 2020)

 

Hicks on Hynson, 'Laboring for the State: Women, Family, and Work in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1971'

Rachel Hynson. Laboring for the State: Women, Family, and Work in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1971. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 332 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18867-9

Reviewed by Anasa Hicks (Florida State University) Published on H-LatAm (June, 2020)

 

Ortiz Díaz on LeBrón, 'Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico'

Marisol LeBrón. Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019. xv + 301 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-30017-0

Reviewed by Alberto Ortiz Díaz (University of Iowa) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2020) 

 

Winks on Rodríguez Navas, 'Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature'

Ana Rodríguez Navas. Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature. New World Studies Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 308 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-4162-2; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-4161-5. 

 

Central America:

Grajales on Gould, 'Solidarity under Siege: The Salvadoran Labor Movement, 1970-1990'

Jeffrey L. Gould. Solidarity under Siege: The Salvadoran Labor Movement, 1970-1990. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 276 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-41019-9

Reviewed by Manuel Grajales (Texas A&M University) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2020)

 

Curley on Hernández Sandoval, 'Guatemala's Catholic Revolution: A History of Religious and Social Reform, 1920-1968'

Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval. Guatemala's Catholic Revolution: A History of Religious and Social Reform, 1920-1968. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018. Illustrations. 254 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-268-10441-2.

Reviewed by Robert Curley (Universidad de Guadalajara) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2020)

 

Chile:

Hiner on Bruey, 'Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile'

Alison J. Bruey. Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile. Critical Human Rights Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2018. xx + 298 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-31610-5.

Reviewed by Hillary Hiner (Universidad Diego Portales) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2020)

 

Mexico:

Velasco Murillo on Corbeil, 'The Motions Beneath: Indigenous Migrants on the Urban Frontier of New Spain'

Laurent Corbeil. The Motions Beneath: Indigenous Migrants on the Urban Frontier of New Spain. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-3765-5.

Reviewed by Dana Velasco Murillo (University of California, San Diego) Published on H-LatAm (January, 2020)

 

DiCesare on Diel, 'The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain'

Lori Boornazian Diel. The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. Illustrations. x + 216 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-1673-3.

Reviewed by Catherine DiCesare (Colorado State University) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2020)

 

Acevedo-Field on Farriss, 'Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico'

Nancy Farriss. Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 432 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-088410-9.

Reviewed by Rafaela Acevedo-Field (University of Montana Western) Published on H-LatAm (March, 2020)

 

Ortega Bayona on Henson, 'Agrarian Revolt in the Sierra of Chihuahua, 1959-1965'

Elizabeth Henson. Agrarian Revolt in the Sierra of Chihuahua, 1959-1965. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019. 269 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-3873-7.

Reviewed by Berenice Ortega Bayona (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2020) 

 

Douglas on Hidalgo, 'Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico'

Alex Hidalgo. Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. 184 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-1751-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4773-1752-5.

Reviewed by Eduardo de Jesús Douglas (UNC-Chapel Hill) Published on H-LatAm (January, 2020)

 

Nesvig on Lipsett-Rivera, 'The Origins of Macho: Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico'

Sonya Lipsett-Rivera. The Origins of Macho: Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. xiv + 270 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-6040-3

Reviewed by Martin Nesvig (University of Miami) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2020)

 

Lewis on Lurtz, 'From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico'

Casey Marina Lurtz. From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 296 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0389-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Lewis (California State University, Chico) Published on H-LatAm (May, 2020)

 

Sanders on Porter, 'From Angel to Office Worker: Middle-Class Identity and Female Consciousness in Mexico, 1890-1950'

Susie S. Porter. From Angel to Office Worker: Middle-Class Identity and Female Consciousness in Mexico, 1890-1950. The Mexican Experience Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables, graphs. 372 pp. $35.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4962-0649-7; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4962-0578-0; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4962-0421-9.

Reviewed by Nichole Sanders (University of Lynchburg) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2020)

 

Castro on Robles, 'Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting along Mexico's Northern Border, 1930-1950'

Sonia Robles. Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting along Mexico's Northern Border, 1930-1950. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019. Illustrations. 232 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-3954-3.

Reviewed by Justin Castro (Arkansas State University) Published on H-LatAm (January, 2020)

 

Di Stefano on Stauffer, 'Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico's Religionero Rebellion'

Brian A. Stauffer. Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico's Religionero Rebellion. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. Illustrations. 392 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-6127-1.

Reviewed by Roberto Di Stefano (Conicet/Universidad Nacional de La Pampa) Published on H-LatAm (May, 2020)

 

Peru:

 

Piña on Daniel Lagares and Mariano Agudo, 'The Search (La Búsqueda)'

Daniel Lagares and Mariano Agudo. The Search (La Búsqueda). Brooklyn, NY: Icarus Films, 2018. 75 min.; color.

Reviewed by Ulices Piña (California State University, Long Beach) Published on H-LatAm (May, 2020)

 

Muñoz Arbeláez on Puente Luna, 'Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court'

José Carlos de la Puente Luna. Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. xii + 345 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4773-1486-9. 

Reviewed by Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez (Universidad de los Andes) Published on H-LatAm (January, 2020)