CFP: S-USIH Panels at the OAH Annual Meeting Providence, Rhode Island April 7-10, 2016 The Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) will present up to two solicited panels as an affiliate organization at the April 2016 meeting of Organization of […]
The Society for U.S. Intellectual History announces a new prize, to be given triennially, for the best book in the History of American Philosophy, broadly conceived. Funded by a generous grant from the John Dewey Foundation, this prize will be […]
[Update Note: We have had a great response already. Given that, this call will remain open only until Monday, 5/11. – TL] Here are three opportunities to get involved with S-USIH without campaigning for an elected position: 1. Podcast Editor: […]
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Raúl Coronado, A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture (Harvard University Press, 2013) 555 pages.
Review by Philip Lorenz, Cornell University
(Go here for the introductory post for this round table series.)
Raúl Coronado’s A World Not to Come tells a “murky” (55) tale. Beginning in 1810, in the geographical region now known as Texas, Coronado’s story “spirals” backward and forward through vast swathes of Continental and ‘New World” political history, consisting, in its material form, of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, proclamations, broadsheets, speeches, newspapers and Scholastic treatises – on the way to presenting its reader with a fascinating story of unrealized possibility and a modernity that was not to be. The “textual” (semantic and discursive) field Coronado examines includes the writings of a wide range of thinkers, politicians, theologians and philosophers spanning continents and more than four centuries of history. What emerges, in this meticulously well researched and beautifully written account, is a mixed and above all “ambivalent” modernity that in many ways remains haunted – both by its own achievements, as well as its unfilled potentialities.