A compelling read that provides insight not only into the subject of the author's research but also into the process of archaeological discovery.
Verily, research and analysis go hand in hand as Newman methodically dissects the mysterious anatomy of the physical structure of the hacienda, its occupants, its use prior to and during the Mexican Revolution of 1910, as well as the context in which haciendas came to be.
—Colonial Latin American Historical Review
Newman's conclusions compel us to rethink the social and economic factors involved in the Mexican Revolution.
—Joel Palka, author of Unconquered Lacandon Maya: Ethnohistory and Archaeology of Indigenous Culture Change
Newman masterfully combines academic prose with narrative anthropology and anthropological fiction to give the reader not only a vivid picture of the hacienda through time, but to ask a set of serious academic questions about the human condition with which all readers should be concerned.
—Timothy J. Knab, author of The Dialogue of Earth and Sky
An insightful analysis that is accessible to a wide audience.