Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History
journal contributionposted on 2019-10-22, 11:59 authored by Deborah Toner
In a timely and engaging study, David Carey and the rest of the authors involved in this volume have made a strong case for the importance of alcohol both within Guatemalan history and as an illuminating subject of historical research beyond Guatemalan borders. Detailed and thoroughly researched individual chapters cover a range of geographical regions and chronological periods within Guatemala's history, from the Caribbean coastline to the Chiapas border and from the colonial era to the mid-twentieth century, which will make the volume a useful overview of the subject for students and scholars alike. Together these individual contributions tell a convincing story about the need for alcohol to become as central to historical scholarship on Guatemala as coffee has been until now.
CitationHispanic American Historical Review, 2014, 94 (4), pp. 709-710 (2)
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relations
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