The Latin Americanist

Edited by Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 63-4 December 2019

Size: 6” x 9”, DIGITAL ONLY

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1557-2021


About the Journal

SECOLAS - Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies logoAs the oldest continuously published Latin American Studies journal, The Latin Americanist is dedicated to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and tri-lingual coverage of the field—including Latin American history, literature, political science, and anthropology.

The Latin Americanist publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed original articles, review essays, and book reviews, as well as news of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) and its members. Published quarterly with articles in three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), TLA serves as an important international resource for all individuals concerned with Latin American Studies.

About the Editor

Gregory Weeks is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Latin American Studies. He has published several books and dozens of articles on Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latino immigration.

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Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Editors of SECOLAS Annals

Jurgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Gregory Crider, Winthrop University

Book Review Editor

Colin Snider, University of Texas at Tyler

Editorial Board

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Devyn Spence Benson, Davidson College
Miriam Jorge, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Stephen Morris, Middle Tennessee State University
Lou Pérez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Monica Rankin, University of Texas at Dallas
Renee Scherlen, Appalachian State University
Mark Setzler, High Point University
James Wood, North Carolina A&T State University
Paul Worley, Western Carolina University

Table of Contents

Volume 63, Number 4, December 2019

David Dalton
Blocking the Synapse: Distancing Drugs in Sabina Berman’s El narco negocia con Dios

Laura Shelton
Creating Modern Medicine and the Modern Nation in Northern Mexico: A Comparative Analysis of Nuevo León and Sonora, 1860-1930

Quinn Dauer
Colonial Fault Lines and the Ruptures of Chilean Independence: Theology, Popular Piety, Church and State in the Aftermath of Spanish American Earthquakes

Book Reviews

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