Tosta’s work represents a valuable contribution to the field of inter-American and interdisciplinary studies, smoothly blending history and literary analysis. The epilogue ends with an open call for more democratic inter-American scholarship by researchers from all over the Americas (including the Caribbean). This is a welcome gesture signaling openness to other views and interpretations of confluence (and other) narratives and is reflective of Tosta’s general approach to these topics. Finally, the bibliography included at the end of the book is a valuable resource for those wishing to begin or further their own inter-American studies. Just as confluence narratives help reshape the history of the Americas, by analyzing important minority groups and identifying others whose contributions need to be studied further (e.g. those of Arab Americans), Tosta’s book expands and reshapes the field of inter-American studies to be increasingly inclusive and reflective of the heterogeneity found throughout the Americas.