Reviews

Author: 
Robert Gay
Reviewer: 
Alison Bruey

Bruey on Gay, 'Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer'


Robert Gay. Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 222 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5849-7.

Reviewed by Alison Bruey (University of North Florida)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Andrae Marak

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=48567

Author: 
Kathryn A. Sloan
Reviewer: 
Jethro Hernandez Berrones

Hernandez Berrones on Sloan, 'Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico'


Kathryn A. Sloan. Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico. Violence in Latin American History Series. Oakland: University of California Press, 2017. xii + 257 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-29032-7; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29031-0.

Reviewed by Jethro Hernandez Berrones (Southwestern University)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Stephen Neufeld
Reviewer: 
Zachary Brittsan

Brittsan on Neufeld, 'The Blood Contingent: The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 1876-1911'


Stephen Neufeld. The Blood Contingent: The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 1876-1911. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017. x + 383 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5804-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-5805-9.

Reviewed by Zachary Brittsan (Texas Tech University)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Dale W. Tomich
Reviewer: 
William A. Morgan

Morgan on Tomich, 'Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar: Martinique and the World-Economy, 1830-1848'


Dale W. Tomich. Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar: Martinique and the World-Economy, 1830-1848. Reprint edition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 507 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-5917-2.

Reviewed by William A. Morgan (Lone Star College - Montgomery)
Published on H-LatAm (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Tore C. Olsson
Reviewer: 
Mikael Wolfe

Wolfe on Olsson, 'Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside'


Tore C. Olsson. Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 296 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16520-2.

Reviewed by Mikael Wolfe (Stanford University)
Published on H-LatAm (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50440

Author: 
Gladys McCormick
Reviewer: 
William Kelly

Kelly on McCormick, 'The Logic of Compromise in Mexico: How the Countryside Was Key to the Emergence of Authoritarianism'


Gladys McCormick. The Logic of Compromise in Mexico: How the Countryside Was Key to the Emergence of Authoritarianism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. xiv + 284 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2774-8.

Reviewed by William Kelly (Morehouse College)
Published on H-LatAm (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Antione Acker
Reviewer: 
Seth Garfield

Garfield on Acker, 'Volkswagen in the Amazon: The Tragedy of Global Development in Modern Brazil'


Antione Acker. Volkswagen in the Amazon: The Tragedy of Global Development in Modern Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 320 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-64777-6.

Reviewed by Seth Garfield (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-LatAm (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Christina Bueno
Reviewer: 
Mónica Salas Landa

Salas Landa on Bueno, 'The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico'


Christina Bueno. The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 280 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-5732-8.

Reviewed by Mónica Salas Landa (Lafayette College)
Published on H-LatAm (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Matthew Casey
Reviewer: 
Andrea Queeley

Queeley on Casey, 'Empire's Guestworkers: Haitian Migrants in Cuba during the Age of US Occupation'


Matthew Casey. Empire's Guestworkers: Haitian Migrants in Cuba during the Age of US Occupation. New York: Cambridge University Press, April 30, 2017. 326 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-12769-2.

Reviewed by Andrea Queeley (Florida International University)
Published on H-LatAm (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Daniel Ramirez
Reviewer: 
Kimberly A. Fabbri

Fabbri on Ramirez, 'Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico, 1906-1966'


Daniel Ramirez. Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico, 1906-1966. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 306 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2406-8.

Reviewed by Kimberly A. Fabbri (Lehigh University)
Published on H-LatAm (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Mikael D. Wolfe
Reviewer: 
Matthew Vitz

Vitz on Wolfe, 'Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico'


Mikael D. Wolfe. Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 336 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6374-3; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6359-0.

Reviewed by Matthew Vitz (UC San Diego)
Published on H-LatAm (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Timo H. Schaefer
Reviewer: 
Karen Caplan

Caplan on Schaefer, 'Liberalism as Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Legal Rule in Post‑Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900'


Timo H. Schaefer. Liberalism as Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Legal Rule in Post‑Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 274 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19073-3.

Reviewed by Karen Caplan (Rutgers University-Newark)
Published on H-LatAm (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Michelle A. McKinley
Reviewer: 
Susan Hogue Negrete

Hogue Negrete on McKinley, 'Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700'


Michelle A. McKinley. Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700. Studies in Legal History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 294 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16898-5.

Reviewed by Susan Hogue Negrete (California State University, Sacramento)
Published on H-LatAm (October, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Aragorn Storm Miller
Reviewer: 
Aaron Coy Moulton

Moulton on Miller, 'Precarious Paths to Freedom: The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War'


Aragorn Storm Miller. Precarious Paths to Freedom: The United States, Venezuela, and the Latin American Cold War. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 304 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5687-1.

Reviewed by Aaron Coy Moulton
Published on H-LatAm (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Leon D. Pamphile
Reviewer: 
Sabine Cadeau

Cadeau on Pamphile, 'Contrary Destinies: A Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti'


Leon D. Pamphile. Contrary Destinies: A Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015. 192 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6102-3.

Reviewed by Sabine Cadeau (Yale University)
Published on H-LatAm (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

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