Reviews

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)

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

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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

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