The American Historical Review (Feb ’12) has a forum on “Liberal Empire and International Law,” which includes two essays of special importance to us, plus a few reviews of colonial Latin American monographs.
Greg Gandin, “The Liberal Traditions in the Americas: Rights, Sovereignty, and the Origins of Liberal Multilateralism.”
Anthony Pagdin, “Comment: Empire and Its Anxieties.”
Erin E. O’Connor reviews Chad Thomas Black, The Limits of Gender Domination: Gender, the Law, and Political Crisis in Quito, 1765-1830 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010).
Peter Gose reviews Kathryn Burns, Into the Archive: Writing and Power in Colonial Peru (Duke, 2010).
Júnia Ferreira Furtado reviews Mark Harris, Rebellion on the Amazon: The Cabanagem, Race, and Popular Culture in the North of Brazil, 1789-1840 (Cambridge, 2010).
Michael Heckenberger reviews Aparecida Vilaça, Strange Enemies: Indigenous Agency and Scenes of Encounter in Amazonia (Duke, 2010).
Links require membership in the AHA.