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Mary J. WeismantelThis is a satisfyingly hefty tome, full of scholarly delights. Every article is the result of serious research, whether in modern communities or colonial archives; no one, however conversant with Andean studies, could read it without discovering facts previously unknown. The book overall is remarkably successful, in large part because the ambitious time span-from just before the conquest to the present-is balanced by a narrow topical focus and the close correspondence of theoretical and methodological approaches among the various authors. It is rare indeed to find an edited volume in which the articles work so well together; yet the result is not bland homogeneity but a lively discussion among a group of like-minded but independent scholars-as though one were listening in on the 'series of conversations in a favorite London pub' said to have been the book's genesis.
—Journal of Social History