Category Archives: Americas

Latin America_Randy Browne (3)

Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean 1807-34

A review of Surviving Slavery: Politics, Power, and Authority in the British Caribbean, 1807-1834, by Randy Browne. Randy Browne’s dissertation complicates an overly simplistic and…

Economic_MatthewScalena1

Panama As Crossroads of Empire & Crime

A review of Illicit Nation: State, Empire, and Illegality on the Isthmus of Panama, by Matthew Scalena.   “When you hit a rock with an…

PrintandMediaCultures_NaliniMohabir

Indian Diaspora & Decolonization in Guyana

A review of The Last Return Indenture/ship from Guyana to India: Diaspora, Decolonization and Douglarized Spaces, by Nalini Devi Mohabir. For the most part, scholars…

Latin American and Caribbean_Erin Stone1

General Archive of the Indies, Seville

A review of the General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias) (Seville, Spain).  My dissertation, entitled Indian Harvest: The Rise of the Indigenous…

LatinAmerica_Juan JoseìPonceVaìzquez

Spanish Local Elites in Hispaniola 1580-1697

A review of Social and Political Survival at the Edge of Empire: Spanish Local Elites in Hispaniola, 1580–1697, by Juan José Ponce Vázquez. Juan José…

Panama Canal

Race, Nation, the Panama Canal

A review of Claiming the Canal: Performances of Race and Nation in Panama, 1904-1999, by Katherine Zien.  The history of the Panama Canal has long…

MedicalAnthropology_WhitneyLDuncan

Culture of Mental Health in Oaxaca

A review of The Culture of Mental Health in a Changing Oaxaca, by Whitney L. Duncan. The globalization of a biomedical approach to mental health,…

LatinAmerica_Larissa Oliveira Pires

Gender & National Identity in Brasilia

A review of Gender in the modernist city: shaping power relations and national identity with the construction of Brasilia, by Larissa Oliveira Pires. This study…