History of Modern Latin America

1800 to the Present

Author: Teresa A. Meade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772504

Category: History

Page: 408

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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: 7651

"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

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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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History of Political Parties in Twentieth-century Latin America

Author: Torcuato Di Tella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351515497

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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The general perception of modern Latin American political institutions emphasizes a continuing and random process of disorder and crisis, continually out of step with other regions in their progress toward democracy and prosperity. In "History of Political Parties in Twentieth-Century Latin America," Torcuato S. Di Tella demonstrates that this common view lacks context and comparative nuance, and is deeply misleading. Looking behind the scenes of modern Latin American history, he discerns its broad patterns through close analysis of actual events and comparative sociological perspectives that explain the apparent chaos of the past and point toward the more democratic polity now developing. Di Tella argues that although Latin America has peculiarities of its own, they must be understood in their contrasts - and similarities - with both the developed centers and undeveloped peripheries of the world. Latin American societies have been prone to mass rebellions from very early on, more so than in other regions of the world. He analyzes, as well, such significant exceptions to this pattern as Chile, Colombia, and, to a large extent, Brazil. Turning to the other side of the social spectrum, he shows how the underprivileged classes have tended to support strongman populist movements, which have the double character of being aggressive toward the established order, but at the same time repressive of public liberties and of more radical groups. Di Tella provides here a necessary examination of the concept of populism and divides it into several variants. Populism, he maintains, is by no means disappearing, but its variants are instead undergoing important changes with significant bearing on the region's near-term future. "History of Political Parties in Twentieth-Century Latin America" is rich in historical description, but also in its broad review of social structures and of the strengths and weaknesses of political institutions. Choice commented that "this heavily documented volume with an extensive bibliography would prove valuable to researchers and advanced students of Latin America.
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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: 5206

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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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: 1362

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: 7128

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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The Contemporary History of Latin America

Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi,John Charles Chasteen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313748

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 9738

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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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: 5958

"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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Latin America

A Concise Interpretive History

Author: E. Bradford Burns,Julie A. Charlip

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 3210

This book offers an integrated history of the entire region, with concern for both common themes and national specificity. Focusing on the juxtaposition of poor people and rich lands, it discusses imperialism, independence movements, emerging nations and states, the impact of the World Wars and the
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The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521495943

Category: History

Page: 645

View: 6070

This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.
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The Making of Modern Colombia

A Nation in Spite of Itself

Author: David Bushnell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520082892

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 4837

"I simply cannot think of an example of recent scholarship on Latin America that I found as thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as this study."--Charles Bergquist, University of Washington
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Modern Latin America

Author: Peter H. Smith,James N. Green,Thomas E. Skidmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190674656

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 3030

This lively interpretive history covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather than chronologically, students are guided through the major countries of Latin America,with central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.
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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: 6315

This Oxford Handbook comprehensively examines the field 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: 8957

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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Dimensions of the Americas

Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States

Author: Shifra M. Goldman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226301235

Category: Art

Page: 494

View: 5742

This volume presents an overview of the social history of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. This collection of thirty-three essays focuses on Latin American artists throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The author provides a chronology of modern Latin American art; a history of "social art history" in the United States; and synopses of recent theoretical and historical writings by major scholars from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and the United States. In her essays, she discusses a vast array of topics including: the influence of the Mexican muralists on the American continent; the political and artistic significance of poster art and printmaking in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and among Chicanos; the role of women artists such as Guatemalan painter Isabel Ruiz; and the increasingly important role of politics and multinational businesses in the art world of the 1970s and 1980s. She explores the reception of Latin American and Latino art in the United States, focusing on major historical exhibits as well as on exhibits by artists such as Chilean Alfredo Jaar and Argentinean Leandro Katz. Finally, she examines the significance of nationalist and ethnic themes in Latin American and Latino art.
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An Environmental History of Latin America

Author: Shawn William Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848539

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 2700

This book narrates the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original synthesis of the current scholarship on Latin America's environmental history and argues that tropical nature played a central role in shaping the region's historical development. Seeing Latin America's environmental past from the perspective of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, ancient and modern, have been simultaneously more powerful and more vulnerable than previously thought.
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Negotiating Identities in Modern Latin America

Author: Hendrik Kraay

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 155238229X

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 4996

An interdisciplinary collection of essays, addressing such diverse topics as the history of Brazilian football and the concept of masculinity in the Mexican army. It provides insights into questions of identity in 19th- and 20th-century Latin America. It analyses a variety of identity-bearing groups, from small-scale communities to nations.
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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: 4822

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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