We regard our new role as editors of the Hispanic American Historical Review as a privilege, a challenge, and, above all, an opportunity to expand the boundaries of the journal’s content, audience, and influence. To be sure, the journal’s standing will continue to depend, first and foremost, on the quality and diversity of the articles submitted to it, and on the careful critiques by outside readers and book reviewers who volunteer their time to evaluate their colleagues’ work. In this sense, we realize that editing this journal is a bit of a balancing act. Our predecessors at Yale introduced a series of changes and innovations in the HAHR—special issues, thematic debates, visual materials, and an interdisciplinary scope—that we regard as having transformed the journal for the better. We hope to continue on this trajectory of innovation while maintaining the HAHR’s long-standing...

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