About Rachel Newman

Rachel Grace Newman is a historian of modern Mexico with particular interests in migration, childhood and youth studies, and social inequality. She is Assistant Professor of History at Colgate University.

Rachel Grace Newman is a historian of modern Mexico with particular interests in migration, childhood and youth studies, and social inequality. She is Assistant Professor of History at Colgate University.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Rachel:

Ariel Mae Lambe, "No Barrier Can Contain It: Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War" (UNC Press, 2019)

February 25, 2024

No Barrier Can Contain It

Ariel Mae Lambe
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Ariel Mae Lambe’s new book No Barrier Can Contain It: Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) is a hist…

Rebecca Herman, "Cooperating with the Colossus: A Social and Political History of US Military Bases in World War II Latin America" (Oxford UP, 2022)

March 29, 2023

Cooperating with the Colossus

Rebecca Herman
Hosted by Rachel Newman

During the Second World War, the United States built over two hundred defense installations on sovereign soil in Latin America in the name of cooperat…

Alberto García, "Abandoning Their Beloved Land: The Politics of Bracero Migration in Mexico" (U California Press, 2023)

March 11, 2023

Abandoning Their Beloved Land

Alberto García
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Abandoning Their Beloved Land: The Politics of Bracero Migration in Mexico (U California Press, 2023) offers an essential new history of the Bracero P…

Sarah Foss, "On Our Own Terms: Development and Indigeneity in Cold War Guatemala" (UNC Press, 2022)

February 16, 2023

On Our Own Terms

Sarah Foss
Hosted by Rachel Newman

During the Cold War, U.S. intervention in Latin American politics, economics, and society grew in scope and complexity, with diplomatic legacies evide…

Ricardo López-Pedreros, "The Middle Classes in Latin America: Subjectivities, Practices, and Genealogies" (Routledge, 2022)

October 5, 2022

The Middle Classes in Latin America

Mario Barbosa Cruz, A. Ricardo López-Pedreros and Claudia Stern
Hosted by Rachel Newman

As a collective effort, The Middle Classes in Latin America: Subjectivities, Practices, and Genealogies (Routledge, 2022) locates the formation of the…

Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson, "The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics" (Duke UP, 2022)

August 2, 2022

The Mexico Reader

Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson's book The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke UP, 2022) is a vivid and comprehensive guide to …

Silvia Marina Arrom, "La Güera Rodrígue: The Life and Legends of a Mexican Independence Heroine" (U California Press, 2021)

October 26, 2021

La Güera Rodrígue

Silvia Marina Arrom
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In La Guera Rodriguez: The Life and Legends of a Mexican Independence Heroine (U California Press, 2021), Silvia Marina Arrom traces the legends of Ma…

Rocio Gomez, "Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946" (U Nebraska Press, 2020)

October 15, 2021

Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs

Rocio Gomez
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In Mexico environmental struggles have been fought since the nineteenth century in such places as Zacatecas, where United States and European mining i…

Elizabeth B. Schwall, "Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba" (UNC Press, 2021)

August 3, 2021

Dancing with the Revolution

Elizabeth B. Schwall
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba (UNC Press, 2021), Elizabeth B. Schwall aligns culture and politics by focusing…

Christy Thornton, "Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy" (U California Press, 2021)

February 11, 2021

Revolution in Development

Christy Thornton
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy (University of California Press, 2021) uncovers the surprising influence of…

Norah L. A. Gharala, "Taxing Blackness: Free Afromexican Tribute in Bourbon New Spain" (U Alabama Press, 2019)

January 4, 2021

Taxing Blackness

Norah L. A. Gharala
Hosted by Rachel Newman

During the eighteenth century, hundreds of thousands of free descendants of Africans in Mexico faced a highly specific obligation to the Spanish crown…

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, "In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico" (U California Press, 2020)

September 8, 2020

In the Vortex of Violence

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In her new book In the In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (University of California P…

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, "In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico" (U California Press, 2020)

September 8, 2020

In the Vortex of Violence

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In her new book In the In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (University of California P…

Claudia Rueda, "Students of Revolution: Youth, Protest, and Coalition-Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua" (U Texas Press, 2019)

July 3, 2020

Students of Revolution

Claudia Rueda
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Claudia Rueda’s book Students of Revolution: Youth, Protest, and Coalition-Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua (University of Texas Press, 2019) is a his…

Tanya Harmer, "Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America" (UNC Press, 2020)

June 3, 2020

Beatriz Allende

Tanya Harmer
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Tanya Harmer’s new biography, Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), explores how…

Margaret Randall, "I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary" (Duke UP, 2020)

April 24, 2020

I Never Left Home

Margaret Randall
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Margaret Randall’s new memoir, I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary was published by Duke University Press in March 2020. Randall, born in…

Donna Guy, "Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina: Letters to Juan and Eva Perón" (U New Mexico Press, 2016)

December 4, 2019

Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina

Donna Guy
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Donna Guy’s 2016 book Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina: Letters to Juan and Eva Perón (University of New Mexico Press) is a history of Peronist…

Christina Jiménez, "Making an Urban Public: Popular Claims to the City in Mexico, 1879-1932" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2019)

October 28, 2019

Making an Urban Public

Christina Jiménez
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Making an Urban Public: Popular Claims to the City in Mexico, 1879-1932 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) by Christina Jiménez is a social histor…

Elena Albarrán, "Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism" (U Nebraska Press, 2014)

October 16, 2019

Seen and Heard in Mexico

Elena Jackson Albarrán
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Elena Jackson Albarrán’s book Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) explores …

Casey Lurtz, "From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico" (Stanford UP, 2019)

July 25, 2019

From the Grounds Up

Casey Lurtz
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2019), Casey Lurtz explains how the fertile yet isol…

P. L. Caballero and A. Acevedo-Rodrigo, "Beyond Alterity: Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico" (U Arizona Press, 2018)

June 27, 2019

Beyond Alterity

Paula López Caballero and Ariadna Acevedo-Rodrigo
Hosted by Rachel Newman

What happens when scholars approach the category of “indigenous” without presupposing its otherness? Edited by Paula López Caballero and Ariadna Aceve…

Nara Milanich, "Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father" (Harvard UP, 2019)

June 11, 2019

Paternity

Nara Milanich
Hosted by Rachel Newman

Nara Milanich’s Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (Harvard University Press, 2019) explains how fatherhood, long believed to be impossible t…

Sandra Mendiola García, "Street Democracy: Vendors, Violence, and Public Space in Late Twentieth-Century Mexico" (U Nebraska Press, 2017)

May 23, 2019

Street Democracy

Sandra Mendiola García
Hosted by Rachel Newman

In Street Democracy: Vendors, Violence, and Public Space in Late Twentieth-Century Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), Sandra C. Mendiola Gar…