About Ethan Fredrick

Ethan Besser Fredrick is a graduate student in Modern Latin American history seeking his PhD at the University of Minnesota. His work focuses on the Transatlantic Catholic movements in Mexico and Spain during the early 20th century.

NBN Episodes hosted by Ethan:

Max Deardorff, "A Tale of Two Granadas: Custom, Community, and Citizenship in the Spanish Empire, 1568–1668" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

January 2, 2024

A Tale of Two Granadas

Max Deardorff
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In 1570's New Kingdom of Granada (modern Colombia), a new generation of mestizo (half-Spanish, half-indigenous) men sought positions of increasing pow…

David Carey, Jr., "Health in the Highlands: Indigenous Healing and Scientific Medicine in Guatemala and Ecuador" (U California Press, 2023)

December 13, 2023

Health in the Highlands

David Carey, Jr.
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Health in the Highlands: Indigenous Healing and Scientific Medicine in Guatemala and Ecuador (University of California Press, 2023) explores how, in t…

Evan C. Rothera, "Civil Wars and Reconstructions in the Americas: The United States, Mexico, and Argentina, 1860–1880" (LSU Press, 2022)

October 10, 2023

Civil Wars and Reconstructions in the Americas

Evan C. Rothera
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick
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In the latter half of the nineteenth century, three violent national conflicts rocked the Americas: the Wars of Unification in Argentina, the War of t…

Andrew Johnson, "If I Give My Soul: Faith Behind Bars in Rio de Janeiro" (Oxford UP, 2017)

August 16, 2023

If I Give My Soul

Andrew Johnson
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick
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Pentecostal Christianity is flourishing inside the prisons of Rio de Janeiro. To find out why, Andrew Johnson dug deep into the prisons themselves. He…

Nicole von Germeten, "Death in Old Mexico: The 1789 Dongo Murders and How They Shaped the History of a Nation" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

April 30, 2023

Death in Old Mexico

Nicole von Germeten
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In a Mexico City mansion on October 23, 1789, Don Joaquín Dongo and ten of his employees were brutally murdered by three killers armed with machetes. …

Margaret Chowning, "Catholic Women and Mexican Politics, 1750–1940" (Princeton UP, 2023)

March 24, 2023

Catholic Women and Mexican Politics, 1750–1940

Margaret Chowning
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Historians have long looked to networks of elite liberal and anti-clerical men as the driving forces in Mexican history over the course of the long ni…

Jorge Marco and Gutmaro Gomez Bravo, "The Fabric of Fear: Building Franco's New Society in Spain, 1936-1950" (Liverpool UP, 2023)

February 12, 2023

The Fabric of Fear

Jorge Marco and Gutmaro Gomez Bravo
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Jorge Marco and Gutmaro Gomez Bravo's book The Fabric of Fear: Building Franco's New Society in Spain, 1936-1950 (Liverpool UP, 2023) deals comprehen…

Nicole von Germeten, "The Enlightened Patrolman: Early Law Enforcement in Mexico City" (U Nebraska Press, 2022)

January 31, 2023

The Enlightened Patrolman

Nicole von Germeten
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

When late eighteenth-century New Spanish viceregal administrators installed public lamps in the streets of central Mexico City, they illuminated the b…

Ana Sabau, "Riot and Rebellion in Mexico: The Making of a Race War Paradigm" (U Texas Press, 2022)

September 14, 2022

Riot and Rebellion in Mexico

Ana Sabau
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Many scholars assert that Mexico’s complex racial hierarchy, inherited from Spanish colonialism, became obsolete by the turn of the nineteenth century…

Benjamin A. Cowan, "Moral Majorities Across the Americas: Brazil, the United States, and the Creation of the Religious Right" (UNC Press, 2021)

December 15, 2021

Moral Majorities Across the Americas

Benjamin A. Cowan
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

This new history of the Christian right does not stop at national or religious boundaries. In Moral Majorities Across the Americas, Brazil, the United…

Ingrid Bleynat, "Vendors' Capitalism: A Political Economy of Public Markets in Mexico City" (Stanford UP, 2021)

November 12, 2021

Vendors' Capitalism

Ingrid Bleynat
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Mexico City's public markets were integral to the country's economic development, bolstering the expansion of capitalism from the mid-nineteenth to mi…

Paul Gillingham, "Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship" (Yale UP, 2021)

September 30, 2021

Unrevolutionary Mexico

Paul Gillingham
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

An essential history of how the Mexican Revolution gave way to a unique one-party state. In Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorshi…

Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval, "Guatemala's Catholic Revolution: A History of Religious and Social Reform, 1920-1968" (U Notre Dame Press, 2018)

August 25, 2021

Guatemala's Catholic Revolution

Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval's Guatemala's Catholic Revolution: A History of Religious and Social Reform, 1920-1968 (U Notre Dame Press, 2018) is an ac…

Eleni Kefala, "The Conquered: Byzantium and America on the Cusp of Modernity" (Dumbarton Oaks, 2021)

May 10, 2021

The Conquered

Eleni Kefala
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Eleni Kefala's book The Conquered: Byzantium and America on the Cusp of Modernity (Dumbarton Oaks, 2021) probes issues of collective memory and cultur…

Diana Arbaiza, "The Spirit of Hispanism: Commerce, Culture, and Identity Across the Atlantic, 1875-1936" (U Notre Dame Press, 2020)

May 6, 2021

The Spirit of Hispanism

Diana Arbaiza
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In the late nineteenth century, Spanish intellectuals and entrepreneurs became captivated with Hispanism, a movement of transatlantic rapprochement be…

Allison B. Wolf, "Just Immigration in the Americas: A Feminist Account" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

April 13, 2021

Just Immigration in the Americas

Allison B. Wolf
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Allison B. Wolf's Just Immigration in the Americas: A Feminist Account (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020) proposes a pioneering, interdisciplinary, femini…

Vanessa Freije, "Citizens of Scandal: Journalism, Secrecy, and the Politics of Reckoning in Mexico" (Duke UP, 2020)

February 1, 2021

Citizens of Scandal

Vanessa Freije
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In Citizens of Scandal: Journalism, Secrecy, and the Politics of Reckoning in Mexico (Duke University Press, 2020), Vanessa Freije develops a new rich…

Benjamin T. Smith, "The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940-1976: Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street" (UNC Press, 2018)

July 27, 2020

The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940-1976

Benjamin T. Smith
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Mexico today is one of the most dangerous places in the world to report the news, and Mexicans have taken to the street to defend freedom of expressio…

Thomas C. Field Jr. et al., "Latin America and the Global Cold War" (UNC Press, 2020)

June 16, 2020

Latin America and the Global Cold War

Thomas C. Field Jr., Stella Krepp, Vanni Pettinà
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

Latin America and the Global Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) analyzes more than a dozen of Latin America’s forgotten encounters wi…

Brian A. Stauffer, "Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico’s Religionero Rebellion" (U New Mexico Press, 2019)

April 9, 2020

Victory on Earth or in Heaven

Brian A. Stauffer
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico’s Religionero Rebellion (University of New Mexico Press, 2019), Brian A. Stauffer reconstructs the history of…

Salvador Salinas, "Land, Liberty, and Water: Morelos After Zapata, 1920-1940" (U Arizona Press, 2018)

January 29, 2020

Land, Liberty, and Water

Salvador Salinas
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In Land, Liberty, and Water: Morelos After Zapata, 1920-1940 (University of Arizona Press, 2018), Salvador Salinas fills an important gap in the histo…

Julia G. Young, "Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War" (Oxford UP, 2019)

October 23, 2019

Mexican Exodus

Julia G. Young
Hosted by Ethan Fredrick

In Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War (Oxford University Press, 2019), Julia G. Young reframes the Cristero War as a …