<i>Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus</i> ed. by Daniel J. Gelo and Christopher J. Wickham (review)

Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus ed. by... 226 Southwestern Historical Quarterly October to defend their interests and improve their social position once the Span- ish monarchy evolved from an absolutist regime to a constitutional one. Furthermore, Rodríguez emphasizes that the United States’ early politi- cal system and its independence from monarchy did not influence the actions of Spanish Americans, and that the caudillos—military politi- cians—emerged not because Hispanic societies inherited an authoritar- ian culture of dominion, but because they strived to represent a variety of interests, including ordinar y people. Rodríguez also reflects on the evolution of Anglophone historiography. He appreciates that in the 1980s and 1990s U.S. scholars abandoned the study of politics because of the rise of subaltern studies and cultural his- tor y. The author praises Nettie Lee Benson, who founded one of the most important Latin American studies libraries in the United States and was one of the first historians to identify key aspects of the Hispanic political culture, all much before the advent of the new political histor y. Hopefully this book will revive interest in the political histor y of nineteenth-centur y Spanish America, continuing the work that Benson initiated. University of Texas at Austin Abisai Pérez Comanches and Germans http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

<i>Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus</i> ed. by Daniel J. Gelo and Christopher J. Wickham (review)

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226 Southwestern Historical Quarterly October to defend their interests and improve their social position once the Span- ish monarchy evolved from an absolutist regime to a constitutional one. Furthermore, Rodríguez emphasizes that the United States’ early politi- cal system and its independence from monarchy did not influence the actions of Spanish Americans, and that the caudillos—military politi- cians—emerged not because Hispanic societies inherited an authoritar- ian culture of dominion, but because they strived to represent a variety of interests, including ordinar y people. Rodríguez also reflects on the evolution of Anglophone historiography. He appreciates that in the 1980s and 1990s U.S. scholars abandoned the study of politics because of the rise of subaltern studies and cultural his- tor y. The author praises Nettie Lee Benson, who founded one of the most important Latin American studies libraries in the United States and was one of the first historians to identify key aspects of the Hispanic political culture, all much before the advent of the new political histor y. Hopefully this book will revive interest in the political histor y of nineteenth-centur y Spanish America, continuing the work that Benson initiated. University of Texas at Austin Abisai Pérez Comanches and Germans

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