Reviews

Author: 
Elizabeth Shesko
Reviewer: 
Stephen Neufeld

Neufeld on Shesko, 'Conscript Nation: Coercion and Citizenship in the Bolivian Barracks'

Elizabeth Shesko. Conscript Nation: Coercion and Citizenship in the Bolivian Barracks. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. Illustrations. 264 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4602-1.

Reviewed by Stephen Neufeld (California State University, Fullerton) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
David M. Gitlitz
Reviewer: 
Rafaela Acevedo-Field

Acevedo-Field on Gitlitz, 'Living in Silverado: Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico'

David M. Gitlitz. Living in Silverado: Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. xii + 420 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-6079-3.

Reviewed by Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Independent Scholar) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Jeffrey M. Shumway
Reviewer: 
Pamela Murray

Murray on Shumway, 'A Woman, a Man, a Nation: Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina'

Jeffrey M. Shumway. A Woman, a Man, a Nation: Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. xiv + 334 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-6090-8; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-6089-2

Author: 
Amy C. Offner
Reviewer: 
Margarita Fajardo

Fajardo on Offner, 'Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas'

Amy C. Offner. Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. xv + 381 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-19262-8.

Reviewed by Margarita Fajardo (Sarah Lawrence College) Published on H-LatAm (October, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
David Freeman
Reviewer: 
Alex Borucki

Borucki on Freeman, 'A Silver River in a Silver World: Dutch Trade in the Rio de la Plata, 1648-1678'

David Freeman. A Silver River in a Silver World: Dutch Trade in the Rio de la Plata, 1648-1678. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xiv + 226 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-41749-5.

Reviewed by Alex Borucki (University of California, Irvine) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Jonathan M. Weber
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth O'Brien

O'Brien on Weber, 'Death Is All around Us: Corpses, Chaos, and Public Health in Porfirian Mexico City'

Jonathan M. Weber. Death Is All around Us: Corpses, Chaos, and Public Health in Porfirian Mexico City. The Mexican Experience Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. Illustrations, maps. 294 pp. $30.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4962-1434-8; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8466-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4962-1344-0.

Reviewed by Elizabeth O'Brien (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
N. Michelle Murray, Akiko Tsuchiya, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anderson Hagler

Hagler on Murray and Tsuchiya, 'Unsettling Colonialism: Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World'

N. Michelle Murray, Akiko Tsuchiya, eds. Unsettling Colonialism: Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World. SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2019. 302 pp. $32.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4384-7647-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7645-2.

Reviewed by Anderson Hagler (Duke University) Published on H-LatAm (September, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Kevin Terraciano, eds.
Reviewer: 
Angela Rajagopalan

Rajagopalan on Peterson and Terraciano, 'The Florentine Codex: An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico'

Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Kevin Terraciano, eds. The Florentine Codex: An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. 256 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-1840-9

Reviewed by Angela Rajagopalan (UNC Charlotte) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Karen Salt
Reviewer: 
Yveline Alexis

Alexis on Salt, 'The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the 19th-Century Atlantic World'

Karen Salt. The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the 19th-Century Atlantic World. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019. xi + 240 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78694-161-9

Reviewed by Yveline Alexis (Oberlin College) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Johnhenry Gonzalez
Reviewer: 
Elena Schneider

Schneider on Gonzalez, 'Maroon Nation: A History of Revolutionary Haiti'

Johnhenry Gonzalez. Maroon Nation: A History of Revolutionary Haiti. Yale Agrarian Studies Series. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 320 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-23008-6.

Reviewed by Elena Schneider (UC Berkeley) Published on H-LatAm (August, 2020) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Susie S. Porter
Reviewer: 
Nichole Sanders

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) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Marisol LeBrón
Reviewer: 
Alberto Ortiz Díaz

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) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Vera Blinn Reber
Reviewer: 
Carlos Dimas

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) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval
Reviewer: 
Robert Curley

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) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Sonya Lipsett-Rivera
Reviewer: 
Martin Nesvig

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) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

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