Erminie Wheeler-Voeglin Book Award
Scholars, students, and the general public who want a deeper understanding of the complexities of modern Latin America will find this book very valuable.
—Hispanic American Historical Review
Van Valen explores the Bolivian Amazon, a region that has
consistently received little attention from historians. Furthermore,
it adds to our knowledge of frontier regions; a new and growing
trend in Latin American history.
—Bridget Chesterton, Buffalo State College
Van Valen bolsters his points with a sophisticated selection of
secondary sources to situate the Mojos and their struggles within
broader trends in the historiography of Bolivia and Latin America at
large. He is clearly an authority on the ethnohistory of Amazonia-subtropical Bolivia.
—Javier F. Marion, associate professor of history at Emmanuel College