History of Modern Latin America

1800 to the Present

Author: Teresa A. Meade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772504

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9882

Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identity? Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings
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A New History of Modern Latin America

Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520289021

Category: History

Page: 712

View: 9885

"This comprehensive text provides a detailed narrative history of each of the nations of Latin America, from Chile and Argentina in the South to Mexico and Cuba in the north. It begins with the Wars of Independence in the early nineteenth century and stretches to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. It interprets major themes, such as the age of caudillos in the nineteenth century, populism in the twentieth century, and globalization in the twenty-first century. These themes, along with others such as ethnic strife, social revolutions, and militarism, transcend borders and show the unity of the Latin America experience, even as the text draws out the diversity that marks the region's geography, peoples, and cultures."--Provided by publisher.
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Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

From Malaria to AIDS

Author: Diego Armus

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384345

Category: Medical

Page: 335

View: 4702

Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease—whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness—was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century to the present. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections between ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus’s introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski
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Modern Latin America

Author: Peter H. Smith,James Naylor Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190674656

Category: Latin America

Page: 560

View: 8658

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The Contemporary History of Latin America

Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi,John Charles Chasteen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313748

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 9488

For a quarter of a century, Tulio Halperín Donghi's Historia Contemporánea de América Latina has been the most influential and widely read general history of Latin America in the Spanish-speaking world. Unparalleled in scope, attentive to the paradoxes of Latin American reality, and known for its fine-grained interpretation, it is now available for the first time in English. Revised and updated by the author, superbly translated, this landmark of Latin American historiography will be accessible to an entirely new readership. Beginning with a survey of the late colonial landscape, The Contemporary History of Latin America traces the social, economic, and political development of the region to the late twentieth century, with special emphasis on the period since 1930. Chapters are organized chronologically, each beginning with a general description of social and economic developments in Latin America generally, followed by specific attention to political matters in each country. What emerges is a well-rounded and detailed picture of the forces at work throughout Latin American history. This book will be of great interest to all those seeking a general overview of modern Latin American history, and its distinctive Latin American voice will enhance its significance for all students of Latin American history.
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Problems in Modern Latin American History

A Reader

Author: John Charles Chasteen,Joseph S. Tulchin

Publisher: Sr Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amérique latine - Histoire - 1830-1898

Page: 339

View: 4355

A support resource for both teachers and students in survey courses on the history of Latin America since its independence, presenting a selection of readings on such issues as independence and revolution, slavery in Brazil, images of women, cultural identity, development, and inter-American relations. Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Clay, and George Bush are among those represented. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A Living Past

Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America

Author: John Soluri,Claudia Leal,José Augusto Pádua

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333917

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 7406

Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past synthesizes a wide range of scholarship to offer new perspectives on environmental change in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Each chapter provides insightful, up-to-date syntheses of current scholarship on critical countries and ecosystems (including Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, the tropical Andes, and tropical forests) and such cross-cutting themes as agriculture, conservation, mining, ranching, science, and urbanization. Together, these studies provide valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing the region.
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Problems in Modern Latin American History

Sources and Interpretations

Author: James A. Wood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442218614

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 6572

Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated to tighten the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical Memory,” which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization have been thoroughly revised. The book continues to offer a rich variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors. By focusing each chapter on a single interpretive problem, the book painlessly engages students in document analysis and introduces them to historiography. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed specifically to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.
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Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

Historical Sources and Interpretations

Author: Pamela S Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415894548

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 5490

"A collection of documents that illuminate women's roles in modern Latin American history, including current writing by scholars in the field, and primary sources such as interviews, speeches, testimony, government documents, and private correspondence, with introductions by the editor. Topics covered include feminism; labor and economics; revolution; and sex, marriage, and motherhood"--
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

Author: John King

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521636513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 8620

An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America.
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The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

Author: Jose C. Moya

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195166213

Category: History

Page: 526

View: 9742

This Oxford Handbook comprehensively examines the field of Latin American history.
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New Worlds

A Religious History of Latin America

Author: John Lynch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300183747

Category: RELIGION

Page: 384

View: 4503

This extraordinary book encompasses the time period from the first Christian evangelists' arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late twentieth century. With unsurpassed knowledge of Latin American history, John Lynch sets out to explore the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed. As attentive to modern times as to the colonial period, Lynch also explores the extent to which Indian religion and ancestral ways survived within the new Christian culture. The book follows the development of religious culture over time by focusing on peak periods of change: the response of religion to the Enlightenment, the emergence of the Church from the wars of independence, the Romanization of Latin American religion as the papacy overtook the Spanish crown in effective control of the Church, the growing challenge of liberalism and the secular state, and in the twentieth century, military dictators' assaults on human rights. Throughout the narrative, Lynch develops a number of special themes and topics. Among these are the Spanish struggle for justice for Indians, the Church's position on slavery, the concept of popular religion as distinct from official religion, and the development of liberation theology.
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A Cultural History of Latin America

Literature, Music and the Visual Arts in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316583899

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6865

The Cambridge History of Latin America is a large scale, collaborative, multi-volume history of Latin America during the five centuries from the first contacts between Europeans and the native peoples of the Americas in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries to the present. A Cultural History of Latin America brings together chapters from Volumes III, IV, and X of The Cambridge History on literature, music, and the visual arts in Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays explore: literature, music, and art from c. 1820 to 1870 and from 1870 to c. 1920; Latin American fiction from the regionalist novel between the Wars to the post-War New Novel, from the 'Boom' to the 'Post-Boom'; twentieth-century Latin American poetry; indigenous literatures and culture in the twentieth century; twentieth-century Latin American music; architecture and art in twentieth-century Latin America, and the history of cinema in Latin America. Each chapter is accompanied by a bibliographical essay.
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The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

Author: Edwin Williamson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937440

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 6945

Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday
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Race and Nation in Modern Latin America

Author: Nancy P. Appelbaum,Anne S. Macpherson,Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807854419

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 7587

Based on cutting-edge research, these 12 essays examine connections between race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-independence era. They reveal how notions of race and nationhood have varied over time and across the region's political landscapes.
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A History of Latin America

Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111841403

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7654

This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

Author: William H. Beezley,Judith Ewell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842026130

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 6611

"Reworks classic biographical approach to social-political history. Covers 1780 to present. Intended for the classroom"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

Author: Carlos Manuel Salomon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317449290

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 7075

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the twentieth century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of cultural hybridity to show how the people of Latin America have participated in the making of their own history. The selections from an interdisciplinary group of scholars range widely across the geographic spectrum of the Latin American world and forms of cultural production. Exploring the means and meanings of cultural production, the essays illustrate the myriad ways in which cultural output illuminates political and social themes in Latin American history. From religion to food, from political resistance to artistic representation, this handbook showcases the work of scholars from the forefront of Latin American cultural history, creating an essential reference volume for any scholar of modern Latin America.
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The Economic History of Latin America since Independence

Author: Victor Bulmer-Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 626

View: 5101

This revised and updated third edition contains a wealth of new material that draws on new research in this area.
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Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Míguez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842028318

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 6001

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of the innovative new Latin American migration history that has emerged in the past 20 years. Though the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870–1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. Each section of the book begins with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse of how the complex process of migration played out in various situations. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the formation of some Latin American societies.
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