Category Archives: Americas

Teacher Strikes and the Rise of Neoliberalism

A Review of Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-1981, by Jon Shelton In this award-winning dissertation, Jon Shelton recasts the…

US-China Trade, 1784-1862

A review of Trading in Liberty: The Politics of the American China Trade, c. 1784-1862, by Dael A. Norwood. In the twenty-first century, government officials…

Urban Slavery in Colonial Puebla (Mexico)

A review of Urban Slavery in Colonial Puebla de los Ángeles, 1536-1708, by Pablo Sierra. This dissertation is an excellent study of an interior Mexican…

Genealogy Collection at the Newberry Library

Review of the Genealogy Collections at the Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois). The Newberry Library, in many ways, needs no introduction. It has been an independent…

Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archive

A Review of the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archive (Madison, Wisconsin, United States) The library-archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society are located on the campus of…

Comics, Telenovelas, and Mexican History

A review of Entertaining Education: Teaching National History in Mexican State-Sponsored Comic Books and Telenovelas, 1963-1996, by Melanie Huska. “Entertaining Education” is a study of…