The Latin Americanist

Volume 66, Issue 1 (March 2022)

José Manuel Batista, The Whitewash of Blackface in Fernando Pérez’s José Martí:: El ojo del Canario (2010)

Jonathan C. Brown, Omar Torrijos and the Sandinista Revolution

Gabrielle Esparza, The Politics Of Human Rights Prosecutions: Civil Military Relations During The Alfonsín Presidency

Peter J. Ferdinando, “Recovered Amber… at the cost of my royal estate”: Ambergris, Florida Governors, and the Spanish Crown, 1592–16571

Rafael Ocasio, Franz Boas’s trip to Puerto Rico (1915) and the Contemporary Boriken Nation

Javier Eduardo Pabón, Abuelo-palenque: estética, pedagogía, y lucha política en las enseñanzas del Abuelo Zenón/Abuelo-Palenque: aesthetics, pedagogy, and political struggle in the teachings of Abuelo Zenón

Carlos Macías Prieto, The “Other” Sor Juana: Racialized Subjectivities, Languages, and Cultures in the Ensaladilla to the Villancico Series in Honor of San Pedro Nolasco (1677)

Oğuzhan Yener, El establecimiento del Consulado General del Imperio Otomano en Buenos Aires y el papel de la emigración, según los archivos otomanos, 1870–1910

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The Latin Americanist (TLA) is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal, publishing original articles, review essays, book reviews, and news of SECOLAS and its members. The Latin Americanist is supported by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Winthrop University. TLA is published for SECOLAS by the University of North Carolina Press.

Editor-in-Chief: Jürgen Buchenau, UNC Charlotte

Editor of Annals Issue: Gregory Crider, Winthrop University

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Editorial Board

Federico Batista, UNC Charlotte

David Dalton, UNC Charlotte

Erika Edwards, UNC Charlotte

Eric Hoenes, UNC Charlotte

Carmen Soliz, UNC Charlotte

Aims and Scope
As the oldest continuously published Latin American Studies journal, The Latin Americanist is dedicated to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and trilingual 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 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.

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The audience is academic, multidisciplinary, and international. It encompasses anyone interested in any facet of Latin America, U.S. policy, and Latinos.

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Edited By: Jürgen Buchenau (Editor) and Gregory Crider (Editor of Annals Issue)

Because The Latin Americanist is a multi-disciplinary journal, we accept the style and formatting each author uses in their own discipline. Manuscripts can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and should not exceed 10,000 words. They should be double-spaced. Because TLA uses a double-blind review process, all self-identifiers (including name and acknowledgments) should be removed from the manuscripts, and can be inserted later if it is accepted for publication. The manuscript should be original and not submitted elsewhere.

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