Reviews

Author: 
Ernesto Semán
Reviewer: 
Amie Campos

Campos on Semán, 'Ambassadors of the Working Class: Argentina's International Labor Activists and Cold War Democracy in the Americas'

Ernesto Semán. Ambassadors of the Working Class: Argentina's International Labor Activists and Cold War Democracy in the Americas. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 328 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6385-9; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6905-9.

Reviewed by Amie Campos (UC San Diego) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Pablo Piccato
Reviewer: 
Vanessa Freije

Freije on Piccato, 'A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico'

Pablo Piccato. A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico. Violence in Latin American History Series. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. xi + 374 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29261-1; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-29262-8.

Reviewed by Vanessa Freije (University of Washington) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Michelle J. Bellino
Reviewer: 
Milton Machuca-Gálvez

Machuca-Gálvez on Bellino, 'Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition'

Michelle J. Bellino. Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition. Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017. 270 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-8799-8; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-8800-1.

Reviewed by Milton Machuca-Gálvez (Swarthmore College) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2018) Commissioned by Michele McArdle Stephens (West Virginia University)

Author: 
Christoph Rosenmüller, ed.
Reviewer: 
Álvaro Caso Bello

Caso Bello on Rosenmüller, 'Corruption in the Iberian Empires: Greed, Custom, and Colonial Networks'

Christoph Rosenmüller, ed. Corruption in the Iberian Empires: Greed, Custom, and Colonial Networks. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017. 240 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5825-7.

Reviewed by Álvaro Caso Bello (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Lisa Pinley Covert
Reviewer: 
Evan Ward

Ward on Covert, 'San Miguel de Allende: Mexicans, Foreigners, and the Making of a World Heritage Site'

Lisa Pinley Covert. San Miguel de Allende: Mexicans, Foreigners, and the Making of a World Heritage Site. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. 324 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4962-0060-0.

Reviewed by Evan Ward (Brigham Young University) Published on H-LatAm (April, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Analiese Richard
Reviewer: 
Kathleen McIntyre

McIntyre on Richard, 'The Unsettled Sector: NGOs and the Cultivation of Democratic Citizenship in Rural Mexico'

Analiese Richard. The Unsettled Sector: NGOs and the Cultivation of Democratic Citizenship in Rural Mexico. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 240 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9916-4; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9798-6.

Reviewed by Kathleen McIntyre (Clarion University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-LatAm (March, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Heather Vrana
Reviewer: 
Anthony Andersson

Andersson on Vrana, 'This City Belongs to You: A History of Student Activism in Guatemala, 1944-1996'

Heather Vrana. This City Belongs to You: A History of Student Activism in Guatemala, 1944-1996. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. xviii + 325 pages. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29221-5; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-29222-2.

Reviewed by Anthony Andersson (New York University) Published on H-LatAm (March, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Carlos Alberto Sánchez
Reviewer: 
Fernando Calderón

Calderón on Sánchez, 'Contingency and Commitment: Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy'

Carlos Alberto Sánchez. Contingency and Commitment: Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 170 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-5945-5.

Reviewed by Fernando Calderón (University of Northern Iowa) Published on H-LatAm (March, 2018) Commissioned by Michele McArdle Stephens (West Virginia University)

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

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