Latin America A Concise Interpretive History

ISBN-10: 0130195766

ISBN-13: 9780130195760

Edition: 7th 2002 (Revised)

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For courses in Modern Latin America. This landmark volume of Latin American history weaves the history of an entire region into a coherent story that emphasizes both common themes and regional and national specificity. This unique narrative provides an interpretive history of Modern Latin America with a focus on the central dynamic of Latin American historythe enigma of poor people inhabiting rich lands. The Seventh Edition has been updated and modernized to reflect recent research, interpretations, and developments.
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Book details

List price: $57.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Origins of a Multiracial Society
The Land
The Indian
The European
Confrontation and Conquest
The African
Documents
Aztecs Lament the Fall of Tenochtitlan
Cortes Is Awed by Tenochtitlan
Equiano: A Slave En Route to the New World
The Institutions of Empire
Economy
Government
The Church
Society and Culture
Cracks in the Empire
Documents
An Early Feminist Statement
An Indian Cabildo Writes to the Crown, 1554
Independence
A Changing Mentality Begets New Attitudes and Action
The Slaves Declare Haiti's Independence
An Unsuccessful Popular Revolution in Mexico
Elitist Revolts
Documents
Micaela Bastidas Puyucahua Advises Her Husband, Tupac Amaru
Simon Bolivar: The Jamaica Letter
New Nations
The Transfer and Legitimization of Power
The Tense Societies
Economic Stagnation
A Lingering Legacy of the Enlightenment
Caudillos
Documents
Domingo F. Sarmiento, Civilization and Barbarism
El Gaucho Martin Fierro
The Emergence of the Modern State
Political Stability
Positivism and Progress
Economic Prosperity
Modest Industrialization
Progress on the Periphery
The Growth of Cities
Continuity and Change
The Popular Challenge
Documents
The Mexican Constitution of 1857
In Support of Porfirio Diaz
A Chilean Offers a Different Vision
New Actors on an Old Stage
The Presence of the United States
The Middle Sectors Emerge
The Middle Class in Politics
The Middle Sectors and Feminism
Documents
Jose Marti: Our America
Ode to Roosevelt
The Past Challenged
Mexico's Violent Response to the Past
Nationalism as a Force for Change
Changing Racial Attitudes
Documents
The Plan of Ayala
Carlos Fuentes on the Revolution
From World Wars to Cold War
Economic Crises
Dictators and Populists
Latin America Turns Inward
A Flirtation with Democracy
Documents
Evita: A Different Feminism?
Raul Prebisch: The Periphery v. the Center
The Revolutionary Option
Cuba
Cuba's Impact
Chile
Nicaragua
Documents
Leonel Rugama: A Nicaraguan Revolutionary Poet
Nicolas Guillen: Cuba's Poet Laureate
Liberation Theology: A Voice for the Poor
Modern Problems
New Economic Patterns
Military Models for Change
War in Central America
Do Elections Make Democracies?
Documents
Manuel Jose Arce: Reasons for War
Never Again: Reports on Torturers in Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala
The Enigma Remains
Neoliberalism: The Return of an Old Model
A New Kind of Revolution
The Post-Cold War United States
The Environmental Cost
The Enigma Remains
Documents
Zapatistas: A New Voice from the Lacandon Jungle
A Poet for the Millennium
A Chronology of Significant Dates in Latin American History
Statistics on The Nations of Latin America
A Glossary of Spanish and Portuguese Terms
A Glossary of Concepts and Terms
The Novel as History: A Reading Guide
Index
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