Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe

A journal that focuses on Latin American history and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, January

Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary
JAMES N. GREEN, Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2018. Writing a biography is a complex and very delicate task, especially when it also involves a historiographical treatment,...
Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru
MARK RICE, Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. The iconic archaeological site of Machu Picchu and tourism to the Cusco region provide clarifying lenses through...
Politics in Uniform: Military Officers and Dictatorship in Brazil, 1960-1980
MAUD CHIRIO, Politics in Uniform: Military Officers and Dictatorship in Brazil, 1960-1980. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. While the coup that toppled the government of Joao Goulart in 1964 has been studied by a variety of scholars,...
Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain
MARTIN NESVIG, Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. In an aptly Rabelaisian, dense, and intellectually rigorous new book, Martin Nesvig delves deeply and irrepressibly into the annals of...
SLAVERY UNSEEN: Sex, Power, and Violence in Brazilian History
LAMONTE AIDOO, SLAVERY UNSEEN: Sex, Power, and Violence in Brazilian History. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2018. Lamonte Aidoo's goal in Slavery Unseen is to "read the story of Brazilian slavery against the silence, contradictions,...
Splendor, Decline, and Rediscovery of Yiddish in Latin America
MALENA CHINSKI & ALAN ASTRO (eds.), Splendor, Decline, and Rediscovery of Yiddish in Latin America. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018. A photograph on this book's cover of a store sign in Buenos Aires--"Bilik vi Borsh" [cheap as borscht]--captures...
The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files
MARC BECKER, The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017. In his fine new book, Marc Becker has turned his lifelong study of social movements in Ecuador to the task of explaining the presence of the...
The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000
JOHN TUTINO, THE MEXICAN HEARTLAND: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. In this book John Tutino presents a broad interpretation of Mexican history from the time...
The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia
OSCAR DE LA TORRE, The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Oscar de la Torre's The People of the River tells the story of black communities in Para, northern...
Tropical Riffs: Latin America and the Politics of Jazz
JASON BORGE, Tropical Riffs: Latin America and the Politics of Jazz. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2018. This book's engaging cover features an image of Chano Pozo, one of the founders of Latin jazz, dressed in a US/European-style, fully...
Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline
FERNDANDO DEGIOVANNI, Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2019. This book sets out to explore the emergence of Latin American literature as a field between 1900...
WATERING THE REVOLUTION: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico
MIKAEL D. WOLFE, WATERING THE REVOLUTION: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017. Mikael D. Wolfe's book is an original, enviro-technical account of the La Laguna project...
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