The united front

Latinos have learned from black activists how to mobilise – and when these communities come together they can form a powerful front against injustice ––– ||| Civil Rights and Beyond: African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States, edited by Brian D Behnken, 2016, University of Georgia Press

Madness and politics

Cuban history reveals the unhinged obsession of states with psychiatric care ––– ||| Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, Jennifer L Lambe, 2017, University of North Carolina Press

The secret empire

Before there was the CIA, there was the FBI, and this fascinating history of the Bureau’s activity in Latin America during the second world war confirms beyond doubt Washington’s imperial vocation ––– ||| The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files, Marc Becker, 2017, Duke University Press

Mobilisation matters

A fertile, but entangled, jungle of approaches can make the study of social movements disconcerting, but a new collection imposes welcome order