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"[T]his book is a thoughtful assessment of Latin America in the postcolonial historiography. After Spanish Rule makes a significant contribution to the debate by providing evidence that counters the idea of Latin American exceptionalism. It will be of interest to scholars and graduate students."--Charlotte M. Gradie, History: A Review of Books "[A]n outstanding collection of essays... [G]raduate students and theoretically-oriented scholars will find much to excite their minds in these engaging essays that demonstrate recent orientations in historians' engagement with postcolonial theory."--Rick Lopez, The Americas "[S]timuating... [B]reaks some new ground in attempting to incorporate the former Spanish American colonies into discussions of postcolonialism."--Eric Van Young, American Historical Review "[I]ntriguing... [T]hese articles do assist the reader to comprehend new ways of seeing..."--Timothy E. Anna, The International History Review "After Spanish Rule is an important book, sparkling with insights and challenges to received wisdom... [R]equired reading... This volume proves that the engagement between Latin American and postcolonial studies is certainly worthwhile."--Peter Wogan, Journal of Anthropological Research "[A] fine and timely volume... After Spanish Rule is both intellectually coherent and full of lively discussion between contributors. There is a real sense of the distinct essays communicating with each other, and the reader would be well advised to read the whole book. It is a valuable critical addition to the slowly growing field of postcolonial studies in the Americas."--Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela, Journal of Latin American Studies "[A] stimulating and provoking collection that reaches across a wide spectrum of fields and specialisations in order to overhaul the ways that we think about the period after Spanish rule. As Simon Bolivar might have reflected upon reading a volume such as this, ploughing the sea might have to be the first hesitant step towards serving the revolution."--Matthew Brown, Bulletin of Latin American Research

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Mark Thurner is Associate Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Florida. He is the author of "From Two Republics to One Divided: ""Contradictions of Postcolonial Nationmaking in Andean Peru, "also published by Duke University Press.Andres Guerrero is affiliated with La Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), a research institute with branches in all Latin American countries. He is the author of numerous books in Spanish.

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