It is refreshing to find a resource such as Immigration and National Identities in Latin America that compels readers to identify and question some of the underlying assumptions that they may have regarding the nation-building process throughout Latin America. This collection of essays invites its readers to reexamine the boundaries that have defined scholarship surrounding nationalism and immigration in Latin America to date and to engage in a more nuanced understanding of the role that immigrants played in the construction of the nation. Through both the creation of a transnational space from which to examine questions of identity, belonging, and race, and an extension of the traditional chronological periods associated with waves of immigration, the authors contributing to this collection have succeeded in providing a thought-provoking overview of immigration patterns and their relationship to the evolution of the nation in Latin America...

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