Modern Latin America

ISBN-10: 0195129962
ISBN-13: 9780195129960
Edition: 5th 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This popular book, now in its fifth edition, is a lively interpretive history that continues to be one of Oxford's most successful books. Modern Latin America, 5/e has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The authors have added socio-cultural  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

This popular book, now in its fifth edition, is a lively interpretive history that continues to be one of Oxford's most successful books. Modern Latin America, 5/e has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The authors have added socio-cultural sections and boxes to nearly every chapter. It covers such diverse areas as the Argentine Tango, Santeria in Cuba, and the recent boom in the popularity of Latin music in the United States, all of which give this edition a distinctly new and exciting flavor. All political and economic information has been brought up-to-date and, as in earlier editions, the authors use an in-depth case study approach that guides readers through the major countries of South America, highlighting central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.

Peter H. Smith is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Notre Dame.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Why Latin America?
The Colonial Foundations, 1492-1880s
The Transformation of Modern Latin America, 1880s-1990s
Argentina: Prosperity, Deadlock, and Change
Chile: Socialism, Repression, and Democracy
Brazil: Development for Whom?
Peru: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indians
Colombia: Discord, Civility, and Violence
Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution
Cuba: Late Colony, First Socialist State
The Caribbean: Colonies and Mini-States
Central America: Colonialism, Dictatorship, and Revolution
Latin America, the United States, and the World
Epilogue: What Future for Latin America?
Statistical Appendix
Analytical Appendix
Heads of State
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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