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Fifty Million Shades of Gray: Recent Approaches to Colombian History

Latin American Research Review. 2018;53(3):655-665 DOI 10.25222/larr.339


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Journal Title: Latin American Research Review

ISSN: 1542-4278 (Online)

Publisher: Latin American Studies Association

LCC Subject Category: History America: Latin America. Spanish America | Social Sciences

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Richard Stoller (Pennsylvania State University)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 9 weeks


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This essay reviews the following works: Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia. By Nancy P. Appelbaum. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xiv + 304. $34.95 paperback. ISBN: 9781469627441. The Colombia Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Edited by Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, Marco Palacios, and Ana María Gómez López. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv + 619. $29.95 paperback. ISBN: 9780822362289. Colombia, 6-volume history, edited by Eduardo Posada Carbó. Tomo 1, Crisis imperial e independencia, 1808–1830. Edited by Adolfo Meisel Roca. Madrid: Editorial Taurus and Fundación MAPFRE, 2010. Pp. 311. ISBN:9788430607976. Tomo 2, La construcción nacional, 1830–1880. Edited by Beatriz Castro Carvajal. Madrid: Editorial Taurus and Fundación MAPFRE, 2012. Pp. 311. ISBN: 9788430608423. Tomo 3, La apertura al mundo, 1880–1930. Edited by Eduardo Posada Carbó. Madrid: Editorial Taurus and Fundación MAPFRE, 2013. Pp. 360. €15.00 paperback. ISBN: 9788430617357. Tomo 4, Mirando hacia dentro, 1930–1960. Edited by Malcolm Deas. Madrid: Editorial Taurus and Fundación MAPFRE, 2014. Pp. 351. €15.00 paperback. ISBN: 9788430617364. Tomo 5, La búsqueda de la democracia, 1960–2010. Edited by Jorge Orlando Melo. Madrid: Editorial Taurus and Fundación MAPFRE, 2015. Pp. 311. €15.00 paperback. ISBN: 9788430617623. Tomo 6, Colombia a través de la fotografía, 1847–2010. Madrid: Editorial Taurus and Fundación MAPFRE, 2015. (Not reviewed here.) Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales. By Jane M. Rausch. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. x + 186. $69.95 hardcover. ISBN: 9780813044668.