About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Pick of the Month

I've been putting up my suggested read for the month on the right-hand side of the blog, and who knows if anybody even looks at that part of the blog. I do want to take a moment and put in a plug for the August pick, Julio Moreno's Yankee Don't Go Home. An excellent read on the presence of U.S. culture and business in Mexico after the armed phase of the Revolution and the way in which Mexicans interacted with or reacted to that presence.

Nuanced with great stories and some great sources, this really should be on any Mexicanist's reading list for the modern era. Identity, state formation, religion, economics, culture ... definitely the right book for the August read.

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