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Hispanic American Historical Review (2005) 85 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Karen Racine Simón Bolívar: Liberation and Disappointment . By Bushnell David . Library of World Biography . New York : Longman Publishers , 2003 . Photographs. Illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Index . xii , 226 pp. Paper . $26.00 . Copyright 2005 by Duke University Press...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1997) 77 (1): 94.
Published: 01 February 1997
... extensive use of oral history, Leonard interlaces her text with humor, sadness, disappointment, success, irony, and many surprises. The adoption of American values and mores by the early generation of immigrants, for example, contrasted with the retention of the old ways by later arrivals. Leonard also...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1985) 65 (3): 595–596.
Published: 01 August 1985
... organized labor and the military regime of 1943–45, concentrating on labor’s response to the words and actions of Juan Domingo Perón, is somewhat disappointing. It offers little new information, and appears even to disregard what already is known. (Joseph Page’s biography of Perón is a better source...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1992) 72 (4): 597–598.
Published: 01 November 1992
.... It is disappointing to find that even a brief introduction to this subject is missing. The editors have indicated, however, that more such meetings are planned, to deal with twentieth-century Latin American letters. One can only hope that at those future meetings the number of Soviet participants will greatly...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1995) 75 (4): 667–668.
Published: 01 November 1995
... Danièle Dehouve’s book is both valuable and disappointing. This beautifully illustrated synthesis of Guerrero’s ethnohistory during the pre-Hispanic and colonial periods is a very useful introduction for both the general public and researchers interested in the region. Yet it suffers from unevenness...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1995) 75 (2): 302–303.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Brian Loveman In almost all respects the revolution’s impact 20 years later disappointed him. This book is a highly readable account of that disappointment. An academic whose career was scathed by McCarthyism and Cold War hysteria, Halperin taught in Canada (Simon Fraser University) after...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1982) 62 (1): 161–163.
Published: 01 February 1982
... bibliography contains 160 citations. Perceptive and demanding scholars will be disappointed, perhaps even appalled, that indispensable contributions are omitted. The virtue of Los estancieros is that María Sáenz Quesada set out to produce a readable panorama of the ranching history of her country...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1994) 74 (4): 748–749.
Published: 01 November 1994
... elsewhere in the Soviet bloc. The work is all the more disappointing because Short ignores the “popular religions” that are flourishing in Cuba, partly in spite of the state and partly because of growing state tolerance. Cubans from all walks of life, including government and Party bureaucrats, believe...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1964) 44 (4): 659–660.
Published: 01 November 1964
... to their main sources: the Bible, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. In explaining Caro’s ideas the author has provided us with a valuable background to understanding the Conservative Party in Colombia. However, the book is a disappointment in that Valderrama Andrade divorces completely Caro’s...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1977) 57 (2): 345–346.
Published: 01 May 1977
... This is the first archivally based history of the Mexican labor movement during the Revolution. It is a brave book, very welcome and very interesting, but also disappointing. The author expresses an inclination to “revisionist” views of the Revolution. But his definition of his subject is the standard one...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1977) 57 (4): 717–719.
Published: 01 November 1977
... estadio siguiente del desarrollo, o sea el socialismo (p. 237). The reader who approaches this book—as I did—in hopes of finding a definitive and concise one-volume economic history of Mexico will be disappointed. But the disappointment will come from the reader’s expectations, for it was not Sergio...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (3): 582–583.
Published: 01 August 2020
... disappointing to other historians hoping to understand how informal urban design either reflected or affected historical change in Peru. Unfulfilled plans, like the informal housing projects analyzed by Gyger, are still important to understand, especially if the reasons for their failure reveal important...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1972) 52 (3): 515–517.
Published: 01 August 1972
.... Interesting as Furtado’s thoughts and hypotheses about Latin America are, I was disappointed by his apparent disinterest in testing them against empirical observation. For example, he asserts that Brazil’s growth is not viable because it was “dependent,” that is, based on externally caused shifts in demand...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2015) 95 (4): 688–689.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and that of Bernardo Subercaseaux and Elisabet Prudant are disappointing for other reasons. Bastian's argument that evangelical Protestants are a political force to be reckoned with may have rung true in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but no evidence is offered that this might still be the case. Subercaseaux...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1966) 46 (1): 78–80.
Published: 01 February 1966
... mainly on the part of Argentine writers, though, as David Bushnell reports, recent production in most nations continues heavy. J. Leon Helguera finds Colombian historical publication disappointing in volume and quality but that of Peru and Venezuela more impressive. Mario Rodríguez describes works...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1980) 60 (3): 544–545.
Published: 01 August 1980
... to the student no sense of what is important and what is not. On Puerto Rico, Henry Wells gives a solid performance. Chapters that are mildly disappointing are Harvey Kline on Cuba, where an inordinate amount of space is devoted to Fidel Castro’s early life and various inaccurate comparisons are made between...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2024) 104 (1): 160–161.
Published: 01 February 2024
... to shape popular thinking from 1961 to 1981, after the Mariel boatlift. The picture she paints is one of subtle (and often less-than-subtle) persuasion, as “the state” was constructed. However, this reviewer (normally one of Guerra's admirers) admits to being a little disappointed at the result...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1946) 26 (4): 522–523.
Published: 01 November 1946
... of the Castes (with a bibliography by H. F. Cline), and the final pacifica­ tion of this territory. The Maya archaeologist who is naturally most interested in the interpretation of pre-Columbian life through survivals of present customs finds some disappointment in the series as a whole. The main discussion...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1999) 79 (4): 799–800.
Published: 01 November 1999
... that mixes anthropological, historical, and cultural essays with others on diplomacy and economic-agricultural development. Anyone who picks it up expecting a discussion of diffusionist theories of prehispanic contacts between Asia and the Americas will be disappointed. The first three articles deal...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1985) 65 (3): 601–603.
Published: 01 August 1985
... and creole slaves. The most scrupulous of scholars, Higman will take his data as far as it will go, but never farther. This can be both impressive and mildly disappointing. For example, one looks in vain in the chapter on fertility, mortality, and natural increase for the final resolution...