An anthology that gives readers a whole that is much greater than the sum of its uniformly excellent parts. Taken together, these essays not only present a carefully nuanced overview of the similarities and contrasts between these outer reaches of the Spanish empire but they also suggest stimulating new avenues of empirical research and theoretical inquiry.
New Mexico Historical Review
Fascinating essays . . . a healthy counterpoint to the Turnerian frontier thesis.
Western Historical Quarterly
A model of comparative history which will do much to advance the new teaching and research field of Latin American frontiers and borderlands.
Specialists in either 'frontier' will learn much about the other from these excellent comparative histories.
Pacific Historical Review