Well written and persuasive, Jason Ruiz gives readers a beautiful book on Americans’ literal and figurative image of Mexico under and immediately after Dıaz. A history of pictures rather than a pictorial history, Americans in the Treasure House has great depth and will be useful to scholars of U.S.–Mexican relations, travel, and the gendered politics of empire.
George T. Díaz; Review: Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire. by Jason Ruiz. Pacific Historical Review 1 May 2016; 85 (2): 288–289. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/phr.2016.85.2.288
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