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Documenting Latin America Gender, Race, and Nation

ISBN-10: 0132085097
ISBN-13: 9780132085090
Edition: 2011
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Description: For courses on the History of Latin America and Modern Latin America, Documenting Latin America focuses on the central themes of race, gender, and politics.These themes are especially important for understanding and evaluating the history of Latin  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education & Professional Group
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

For courses on the History of Latin America and Modern Latin America, Documenting Latin America focuses on the central themes of race, gender, and politics.These themes are especially important for understanding and evaluating the history of Latin America, where identities were forged out of the conflicts, negotiations, and intermixing of peoples from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Documentary sources provide readers with the tools to develop a broad understanding of the course of Latin American social, cultural, and political history. Drawing upon labor, biographical, economic, and military histories, the book offers a unique blend of perspectives of history from both above and below, from under-studied as well as often-studied regions, and from a combination of archival and classic sources that will allow readers to engage in a meaningful way with the Latin American past.

Thematic Index
Preface
Introduction: "Doing" Latin American History in the Age of Nation States
Maps
The Age of Transformation and Revolt, 1780-1825
Introduction to Section
Father Josÿ Marüa Morelos and Visions of Mexican Independence
The Many Views of Simòn Bolivar
Forging a Guerrilla Republic
Slavery, Race, and Citizenship in the Empire of Brazil: Debates in the Constituent Assembly of 1823
Nineteenth-Century Elite Views of the Nation
Introduction to Section
Argentine Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's Views on Civilization and Barbarism
Citizenship through Marriage: De Facto Naturalization in 1840s El Salvador
Liberalism and its Limits: Guillermo Prieto on Patriarchy, Politics, and Provincial Peoples
Marriage Laws and Nation in Ecuador, 1860-1911
Debating the "Free Womb" Law in Brazil, 1871
Ordinary People and State Officials in the Nineteenth Century
Introduction to Section
Invoking the State's Support: Estranged Spouses, In-laws and Justices of the Peace in Peru
The Death of Francisco Bravo: Marriage, Violence, and Indians in Nineteenth-Century Ecuador
Minors, Marriage, and the State: "Habilitaciòn de edad" in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
Memories of Rebellion and Subjugation in Southern Chile
Changing notions of Race, Gender, and Nation, ca. 1900-1950
Introduction to Section
Josÿ Martü and Gilberto Freyre Claim "Raceless Nationalism" in Cuba and Brazil
We Must Civilize Our Cayapa: Padre Antonio Metalli's Assessment of Race and Gender in Coastal Ecuador
Peasants, Gender, and the Mexican Revolutionary Conflict
"Bettering the Tarahumara Race:" Indigenismoin Mexico, 1906-1945
Rescuing the Sacred Mission of Motherhood: Brazil's Campaign for Healthy Babies and Educated Mothers
Women's Struggles with Gender Conformity in the Twentieth Century
Introduction to Section
Maria Lacerda de Moura Advocates Women's Self-Realization Through Free Love and Conscientious Maternity
Eva Peròn's Views of Women and Society in Argentina
Gender and Socialism in Cuba
A Bolivian Tin Miner's Wife Goes to the International Women's Tribunal in 1975
Foundations of Modern Indigenous Movements
Introduction to Section
Socialism and Indigenous Rights in Allende's Chile
Indigenous Integration and Legal Changes in Paraguay
For Land and Dignity: Zapatista Goals in Mexico in the 1990s
International Indigenous Alliances for Global Justice
Power and Politics at the Transition into the Twenty-First Century
Introduction to Section
Rigoberta Menchù Tum: From Indigenous Peasant to Nobel Laureate
An Afro-Brazilian Activist Advances from the Favela to the Senate
Verònica Michelle Bachelet Jeria: Chile's First Woman President
"We Are all Presidents:" Evo Morales and the Challenges of an Indigenous-Popular Government in Bolivia (2006)
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