Reviews

Author: 
Lorraine Bayard de Volo
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Triplett

Triplett on Bayard de Volo, 'Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory'

Lorraine Bayard de Volo. Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xi + 272 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63084-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer Triplett (University of Michigan) Published on H-LatAm (November, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Mónica Ricketts
Reviewer: 
Barry M. Robinson

Robinson on Ricketts, 'Who Should Rule? Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire'

Mónica Ricketts. Who Should Rule? Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xii + 314 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-049488-9.

Reviewed by Barry M. Robinson (Queens University of Charlotte) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Lisa Sousa
Reviewer: 
Susana E. Matallana Peláez

Matallana Peláez on Sousa, 'The Woman Who Turned into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico'

Lisa Sousa. The Woman Who Turned into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 424 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5640-2.

Reviewed by Susana E. Matallana Peláez (Universidad del Valle) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Tamara J. Walker
Reviewer: 
Alcira Dueñas

Dueñas on Walker, 'Exquisite Slaves: Race, Clothing, and Status in Colonial Lima'

Tamara J. Walker. Exquisite Slaves: Race, Clothing, and Status in Colonial Lima. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-08403-2.

Reviewed by Alcira Dueñas (The Ohio State University) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

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Author: 
Eileen Ford
Reviewer: 
Carolina Perelló

Perelló on Ford, 'Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City'

Eileen Ford. Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 240 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-04002-1.

Reviewed by Carolina Perelló (Universidad de Buenos Aires) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52660

Author: 
Hilda Sabato
Reviewer: 
Timo Schaefer

Schaefer on Sabato, 'Republics of the New World: The Revolutionary Political Experiment in Nineteenth-Century Latin America'

Hilda Sabato. Republics of the New World: The Revolutionary Political Experiment in Nineteenth-Century Latin America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 240 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16144-0.

Reviewed by Timo Schaefer (Independent Scholar) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Megan Raby
Reviewer: 
Leida Fernández Prieto

Fernández Prieto on Raby, 'American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science'

Megan Raby. American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Illustrations. 336 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3560-6; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3559-0.

Reviewed by Leida Fernández Prieto (Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Sarah Osten
Reviewer: 
Barry Carr

Carr on Osten, 'The Mexican Revolution's Wake: The Making of a Political System, 1920-1929'

Sarah Osten. The Mexican Revolution's Wake: The Making of a Political System, 1920-1929. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 302 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-41598-9.

Reviewed by Barry Carr (La Trobe University) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Nancy E. Van Deusen
Reviewer: 
Gabrielle Greenlee

Greenlee on Van Deusen, 'Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima'

Nancy E. Van Deusen. Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6989-9; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6995-0.

Reviewed by Gabrielle Greenlee (University of California, Santa Cruz) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Peter B. Villella
Reviewer: 
David Tavárez

Tavárez on Villella, 'Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800'

Peter B. Villella. Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 367 pp. $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-56961-4; $126.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-12903-0.

Reviewed by David Tavárez (Vassar College) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Matthew Vitz
Reviewer: 
John R. McNeill

McNeill on Vitz, 'A City on a Lake: Urban Political Ecology and the Growth of Mexico City'

Matthew Vitz. A City on a Lake: Urban Political Ecology and the Growth of Mexico City. Radical Perspectives Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 352 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-7029-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7040-6.

Reviewed by John R. McNeill (Georgetown University) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Ben Vinson III
Reviewer: 
Paul Rellstab

Rellstab on Vinson III, 'Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico'

Ben Vinson III. Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 304 pp. $25.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-67081-5; $87.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-02643-8.

Reviewed by Paul Rellstab (University of Buffalo) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Yuko Miki
Reviewer: 
Heather F. Roller

Roller on Miki, 'Frontiers of Citizenship: A Black and Indigenous History of Postcolonial Brazil'

Yuko Miki. Frontiers of Citizenship: A Black and Indigenous History of Postcolonial Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xix + 292 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-41750-1.

Reviewed by Heather F. Roller (Colgate University) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Mario Jimenez Sifuentez
Reviewer: 
Jaime Aguila

Aguila on Sifuentez, 'Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest'

Mario Jimenez Sifuentez. Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest. Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 264 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7689-3.

Reviewed by Jaime Aguila (Midland College) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Claudia Leal, John Soluri, José Augusto Pádua, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rocio Gomez

Gomez on Leal and Soluri and Pádua, 'A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America'

Claudia Leal, John Soluri, José Augusto Pádua, eds. A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America. Environment in History: International Perspectives Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 310 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78533-390-3.

Reviewed by Rocio Gomez (University of Arkansas) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

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