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--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
The book is well-documented and carefully researched. It clearly presents the transformation process of territorial rule in the llanos, and how different actors shaped the region.
--Journal of Latin American Geography
Rausch’s study [is] relevant to readers interested not only in Colombia’s recent regional and national history but also the comparative history of frontiers and borderlands.
--American Historical Review
Rausch was the first to give a systematic look at the history of the region, and this volume completes the circle that began with her analysis of the region from the 1500s. . . . [and] makes contributions via novel sources that provide new information.
--Hispanic American Historical Review