Reviews

Author: 
Marc Becker
Reviewer: 
David M. K. Sheinin

Sheinin on Becker, 'The CIA in Ecuador'

Marc Becker. The CIA in Ecuador. American Encounters/Global Interactions Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2021. Illustrations. xi + 317 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-1138-5; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-1035-7.

Reviewed by David M. K. Sheinin (Trent University) Published on H-LatAm (November, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Margarita R. Ochoa, Sara V. Guengerich, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susana E. Matallana Peláez

Matallana Peláez on Ochoa and Guengerich, 'Cacicas: The Indigenous Women Leaders of Spanish America, 1492–1825'

Margarita R. Ochoa, Sara V. Guengerich, eds. Cacicas: The Indigenous Women Leaders of Spanish America, 1492–1825. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2021. 344 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-6862-3.

Reviewed by Susana E. Matallana Peláez (Universidad del Valle) Published on H-LatAm (November, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Allison Margaret Bigelow
Reviewer: 
Heidi Scott

Scott on Bigelow, 'Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World'

Allison Margaret Bigelow. Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 376 pp. Ill. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5438-6.

Reviewed by Heidi Scott (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Ben Nobbs-Thiessen
Reviewer: 
Thomas Field

Field on Nobbs-Thiessen, 'Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present'

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen. Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 342 pp. $37.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-5610-6

Author: 
Patricia Harms
Reviewer: 
Diana Sierra Becerra

Sierra Becerra on Harms, 'Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954'

Patricia Harms. Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2020. Illustrations. 422 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-6145-5.

Reviewed by Diana Sierra Becerra (Smith College) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56477

Author: 
Christiane Berth
Reviewer: 
Eline van Ommen

van Ommen on Berth, 'Food and Revolution: Fighting Hunger in Nicaragua, 1960-1993'

Christiane Berth. Food and Revolution: Fighting Hunger in Nicaragua, 1960-1993. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4604-5.

Reviewed by Eline van Ommen (University of Leeds) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Theodore W. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Alexander Dawson

Dawson on Cohen, 'Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution'

Theodore W. Cohen. Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 348 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49301-7.

Reviewed by Alexander Dawson (SUNY Albany) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56580

Author: 
Helga Baitenmann
Reviewer: 
Timothy M. James

James on Baitenmann, 'Matters of Justice: Pueblos, the Judiciary, and Agrarian Reform in Revolutionary Mexico'

Helga Baitenmann. Matters of Justice: Pueblos, the Judiciary, and Agrarian Reform in Revolutionary Mexico. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020. 342 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4962-1948-0.

Reviewed by Timothy M. James (University of South Carolina Beaufort) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Hendrik Kraay, Celso Thomas Castilho, Teresa Cribelli, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anne Hanley

Hanley on Kraay and Castilho and Cribelli, 'Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil'

Hendrik Kraay, Celso Thomas Castilho, Teresa Cribelli, eds. Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2021. 320 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-6227-8

Reviewed by Anne Hanley (Northern Illinois University) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Emily A. Engel
Reviewer: 
Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Donahue-Wallace on Engel, 'Pictured Politics: Visualizing Colonial History in South American Portrait Collections'

Emily A. Engel. Pictured Politics: Visualizing Colonial History in South American Portrait Collections. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020. viii + 173 pp. Ill. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-2059-4

Reviewed by Kelly Donahue-Wallace (University of North Texas) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler
Reviewer: 
Allison Caplan

Caplan on Wasserman-Soler, 'Truth in Many Tongues: Religious Conversion and the Languages of the Early Spanish Empire'

Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler. Truth in Many Tongues: Religious Conversion and the Languages of the Early Spanish Empire. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 227 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-08599-9

Author: 
Jeppe Mulich
Reviewer: 
Vanessa Mongey

Mongey on Mulich, 'In a Sea of Empires: Networks and Crossings in the Revolutionary Caribbean'

Jeppe Mulich. In a Sea of Empires: Networks and Crossings in the Revolutionary Caribbean. Cambridge Oceanic Histories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xii + 204 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48972-0.

Reviewed by Vanessa Mongey (National Coalition of Independent Scholars) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Jean E. Jackson
Reviewer: 
Sebastián De La Rosa Carriazo

De La Rosa Carriazo on Jackson, 'Managing Multiculturalism: Indigeneity and the Struggle for Rights in Colombia'

Jean E. Jackson. Managing Multiculturalism: Indigeneity and the Struggle for Rights in Colombia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 328 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0769-9

Reviewed by Sebastián De La Rosa Carriazo (KU Leuven) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
William B. Taylor
Reviewer: 
Anderson Hagler

Hagler on Taylor, 'Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Impostors in Late Colonial Mexico'

William B. Taylor. Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Impostors in Late Colonial Mexico. Oakland: University of California Press, 2021. Maps. 224 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-36856-9.

Reviewed by Anderson Hagler (Duke University) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2021) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Mauro José Caraccioli
Reviewer: 
Chelsea Berry

Berry on Caraccioli, 'Writing the New World: The Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire'

Mauro José Caraccioli. Writing the New World: The Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2021. Illustrations. 212 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-68340-170-4; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68340-168-1. 

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