Mexico’s shared revolution

The influence of the Mexican Revolution upon US agriculture is often overlooked, but it has had global implications ■ Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside, Tore C Olsson, 2017, Princeton University Press

Empirical empire

Black ritual practitioners were creating empirical knowledge of the Caribbean natural world long before Spanish officials ■ The Experiental Caribbean, Pablo F Gómez, 2017, University of North Carolina Press

Ailing healthcare

A mysterious epidemic exposed inequality at the heart of Venezuelan healthcare ■ Tell Me Why My Children Died, Charles L Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, 2016, Duke University Press