The most memorable sentence in his (also favorable review) is about Latin America, of which he asks: “Where else, after all, has interracial sex been a more important source of national identities?”
This 1992 review is in HAHR. As you can see, even while working a festival and spending the entire morning taking tourists around the swamp, I did not forget to do academic work.
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There is a truly damning review here: Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1007149 … talking about Sommer’s sweeping generalizations and lack of historical background.