Reviews

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)

Author: 
Aldo Marchesi
Reviewer: 
Patrick Iber

Iber on Marchesi, 'Latin America's Radical Left: Rebellion and Cold War in the Global 1960s'

Aldo Marchesi. Latin America's Radical Left: Rebellion and Cold War in the Global 1960s. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 272 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-17771-0.

Reviewed by Patrick Iber (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Nicholas Villanueva
Reviewer: 
Brian Stauffer

Stauffer on Villanueva, 'The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands'

Nicholas Villanueva. The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017. xii + 219 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5838-7.

Reviewed by Brian Stauffer (Institute for Historical Studies, UT-Austin) Published on H-LatAm (July, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
John Robert McNeill, George Vrtis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brian Leech

Leech on McNeill and Vrtis, 'Mining North America: An Environmental History since 1522'

John Robert McNeill, George Vrtis, eds. Mining North America: An Environmental History since 1522. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. xii + 443 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27916-2; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27917-9.

Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College) Published on H-LatAm (June, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Brian R. Hamnett
Reviewer: 
Juan Luis Ossa

Ossa on Hamnett, 'The End of Iberian Rule on the American Continent, 1770-1830'

Brian R. Hamnett. The End of Iberian Rule on the American Continent, 1770-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 364 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-62663-4.

Reviewed by Juan Luis Ossa (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez) Published on H-LatAm (June, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Karen Melvin, Sylvia Sellers-García, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nino Vallen

Vallen on Melvin and Sellers-García, 'Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America: Synoptic Methods and Practices'

Karen Melvin, Sylvia Sellers-García, eds. Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America: Synoptic Methods and Practices. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017. 304 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5922-3.

Reviewed by Nino Vallen (Freie Universität Berlin) Published on H-LatAm (June, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara
Reviewer: 
Sylvia Sellers Garcia

Sellers Garcia on Leavitt-Alcántara, 'Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870'

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara. Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 312 pp. $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5036-0439-1; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0368-4.

Reviewed by Sylvia Sellers Garcia (Boston College) Published on H-LatAm (June, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Renata Keller
Reviewer: 
Courtney Kennedy

Kennedy on Keller, 'Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution'

Renata Keller. Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 296 pp. $103.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07958-8.

Reviewed by Courtney Kennedy (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-LatAm (May, 2018) Commissioned by Michele McArdle Stephens (West Virginia University)

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)

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