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Latin America Conflict and Creation, a Historical Reader

ISBN-10: 0135262607
ISBN-13: 9780135262603
Edition: 1993
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Book details

List price: $132.80
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/19/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Fostering a better understanding of Latin America within an historical context, this fascinating collection of readings is based on the central theme and powerful drama of the two conflicting trends contributing to the nation-building in Latin American; these being the imposition of first European and then U.S. institutions from the 16th century onward and the local efforts to alter them. Within that theme, the book follows a three-goal course of study: 1) to reproduce documents that provide a better understanding of the Latin American past and present; 2) to introduce a wide variety of documentation (art work, short stories, poetry folk tales, and more); and 3) to draw heavily from Latin American sources.

The Encounter
An Abundant Nature and Promises of Wealth
Beautiful Lands and Innocent Natives
The Marvels of the Aztec Capital
Visual Depiction of the Indians
A Negative Impact of Conquest on Indian Society
Indian Lamentations
The Fall of Tenochtitlin
The Imprisonment of Cuauhtemoc
Flowers and Songs of Sorrow
Murals Depicting Cuauhtemoc
The King and the Indian
An Indian Assessment of Europe
To Columbus
In the Ancient Land of the Aztecs, the Hurrah for Columbus Is Muted
Cultural Symbiosis
The Stone and the Cross
Patterns for Wealth
An Example of a Colonial Land Grant
Establishing the Basis for the Encomienda System
A Grant of Encomienda
A Petition to the King to Grant Permanent Encomiendas
Slave Labor on a Brazilian Plantation
Forced Labor Recruitment
A Comfortable Life
Sugar Plantation in Brazil at the End of the Colonial Period
Patterns for Power
Bolivar's Political Prescriptions
The Congress of Angostura, 1819
The Constitution for Bolivia, 1826
Political Advice from a Father to His Son
The Caudillo in Spanish America
The Brazilian Constitutions of 1824: Contractual, Genetic, and Patriarchal
The Brazilian Emperor's Perception of His Own Role
Poem: If I am Pious, Clement, Just.... Advice to my Daughter and Heir
The Brazilian Monarchy and the Empowerment of?
Youth and a Woman
Modernity Vies with Tradition
Latin American Society in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
The City and the Countryside: Civilization versus Barbarism
Social Life in Brazil in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
The Export Economy
A Sugar Plantation in Cuba
Rising Coffee Exports and Falling Food Surpluses in Brazil, 1850-1860
Ordinary People Face Economic Challenges
The Dispossessed in Rural Mexico
The Indians Lose Their Land
The Mexican Constitution of 1857
Legal Protection Ends for the Lands of the Indians of Colombia
Land Monopoly in Pernambuco, Brazil
The Standard of Living of Workers in Northeastern Brazil
A Description of the Indians of Andean Columbia
The Limits of Education
Latin Americans Define Themselves
An Early Effort to Define Latin America
Salvation through Originality
Ariel: The Spiritual Nature of the Latin Americans
The African Contribution to Brazilian Civilization
Combining European and Local Values into a National Culture
La Raza Cosmica: A New Race and a New Ideal
Liberating the Spirit of the Artist
My Life and Art
New World, New Race, and New Art
In Defense of National Dance
Reinterpreting the Indian Past
Masquerading Reality
The Quest for Economic Development
The Historical Causes of Underdevelopment
The Web of Exploitation: State and Peasants in Latin America
Dependency Theory
The Need for Structural Changes
An Early Statement of Economic Nationalism
Goals for Development
The Problem
The Solution
Nationalism and Development
Artistic and Literary Reactions to Progress
Art as Historical Document
An Appeal to Some Learned Doctors
Rosaura
The Revolutionary Option
A Theory of the Natural History of Revolution
The Visual Presentation of Popular Protest
Land and Revolution
The Plan of

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