Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of June 16 - 22, 2017

Recent Items For Scholars

Jonathan Price's circa 1809 survey of New Bern?

"The commissioners of New Bern, where he had moved from Pasquotank County, employed Price in 1809 to resurvey the town and renew the cornerstones of the squares."  (From George Stevenson's biography of Jonathan Price in the DNCB).  Price's survey was eventually engraved by Allen Fitch and published in 1817.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Philip P Arnold
Reviewer: 
David J. Weiland

Weiland on Arnold, 'Eating Landscape: Aztec and European Occupation of Tlalocan'


Philip P Arnold. Eating Landscape: Aztec and European Occupation of Tlalocan. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1999. xvii + 287 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87081-518-8.

Reviewed by David J. Weiland (Dept. of History, Utah State University)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Aztec Land and Post-Modernism

Author: 
Marnie MÖ¼ller
Reviewer: 
Doris Amanda Baron

Baron on MÖ¼ller, 'Green Fires, Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest'


Marnie MÖ¼ller. Green Fires, Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Willimantic: Curbstone Press, 1999. 318 pp. $13.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-880684-16-0.

Reviewed by Doris Amanda Baron (Humanities Division, Southeast Community College at Lincoln, Nebraska)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

GREEN FIRES: A NOVEL OF DENUNCIATION

Author: 
Lawrence S. Grossman
Reviewer: 
Stuart McCook

McCook on Grossman, 'The Political Ecology of Bananas: Contract Farming, Peasants, and Agrarian Change in the Eastern Caribbean'


Lawrence S. Grossman. The Political Ecology of Bananas: Contract Farming, Peasants, and Agrarian Change in the Eastern Caribbean. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. xv + 268 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4718-3; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2410-8.

Reviewed by Stuart McCook (Department of History, The College of New Jersey)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Author: 
Thomas Klak, ed.
Reviewer: 
Arthur Schmidt

Schmidt on Klak, 'Globalization and Neoliberalism: The Caribbean Context'


Thomas Klak, ed. Globalization and Neoliberalism: The Caribbean Context. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998. xxiv + 319 pp. $41.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8476-8537-0; $113.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8536-3.

Reviewed by Arthur Schmidt (Department of History, Temple University)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Caribbean Lament

Author: 
Kevin R. Johnson
Reviewer: 
Elaine C. Lacy

Lacy on Johnson, 'How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity'


Kevin R. Johnson. How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999. 256 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56639-651-6; $54.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56639-650-9.

Reviewed by Elaine C. Lacy (Department of History, University of South Carolina Aiken)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Author: 
Jeffrey Lesser
Reviewer: 
Thomas Jordan

Jordan on Lesser, 'Negotiating National Identity: Immigrants, Minorities, and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil'


Jeffrey Lesser. Negotiating National Identity: Immigrants, Minorities, and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999. xvi + 281 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-2292-4.

Reviewed by Thomas Jordan (Department of History, Blackburn College)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Hyphenated Brazilians and the Struggle for Ethnic Identity

Author: 
Roger Norman Buckley
Reviewer: 
Karen Racine

Racine on Buckley, 'The British Army in the West Indies: Society and the Military in the Revolutionary Age'


Roger Norman Buckley. The British Army in the West Indies: Society and the Military in the Revolutionary Age. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998. xx + 360 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-1604-7.

Reviewed by Karen Racine (History Department, Valparaiso University)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Author: 
Bernardino Verastique
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Verastique, 'Michoacan and Eden: Vasco de Quiroga and the Evangelization of Western Mexico'


Bernardino Verastique. Michoacan and Eden: Vasco de Quiroga and the Evangelization of Western Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000. xviii + 194 pp. $40.00 (cloth) ISBN 0-292-78737-5; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-292-78738-4.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

Author: 
Friedrich E. Schuler
Reviewer: 
David R. Buck

Buck on Schuler, 'Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt: Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lazaro Cardenas, 1934-1940'


Friedrich E. Schuler. Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt: Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lazaro Cardenas, 1934-1940. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. x + 270 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-2160-2.

Reviewed by David R. Buck (Department of History, West Virginia University)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2000)

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