Latin America and Its People 1800 to Present

ISBN-10: 0205520502
ISBN-13: 9780205520503
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: Offering a balance of social, political, environmental, and cultural history,Latin America and Its Peoplelooks at the whole of Latin America in a thematic rather than country-by-country approach. This engaging textbook emphasizes the stories of the  More...

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List price: $71.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Offering a balance of social, political, environmental, and cultural history,Latin America and Its Peoplelooks at the whole of Latin America in a thematic rather than country-by-country approach. This engaging textbook emphasizes the stories of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues that affected them. nbsp; Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Cheryl Martin and Mark Wasserman,Latin America and Its Peoplepresents a fresh interpretative survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. It examines the many institutions that Latin Americans have built and rebuilt - families, governments, churches, political parties, labor unions, schools, and armies - and it does so through the lives of the people who forged these institutions and later altered them to meet the changing circumstances. nbsp; Emphasizes the story of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues and forces that affect them. nbsp; Latin American History nbsp; Latin American History

List of Features
List of Maps and Color Plates
Map of National Capitals
Preface
About the Authors
The New Nations of Latin America
Spanish America and the Crisis of 1808
Spain and the Napoleonic Invasion
Representative Government in Spain and America, 1808-1814
The "American Question"
Spanish American Grievances and the Crisis of 1808
Mexico
Venezuela
Argentina
Spanish American Independence
The Final Campaigns
Regional Conflicts in the Spanish American Struggle for Independence
The Independence of Brazil
The Portuguese Monarchy in Brazil
Popular Unrest in Brazil
The Culmination of Brazilian Independence
The Meaning of Independence
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Were the Wars of Independence the Turning Point?
Latin American Lives: Jose Antonio Aponte, Sculptor of Havana
Slice of Life: The 16th of September: Independence Day in Mexico
Regionalism, War, and Reconstruction: Politics and Economics, 1821-1880
Dilemmas of Nationhood
Who Governs and What Form of Government?
Federalism/Centralism and Liberalism/Conservatism
The Challenge of Regionalism
Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Central America
Brazil and Chile
A Century of War
Wars of Political Consolidation
Intra-Regional Wars
Foreign Wars
Civil Wars
The Impact of War
Popular Participation
Caudillos
The Challenge of Economic Recovery
Obstacles to Development
Export Economies
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Benito Juarez: The Making of a Myth
Latin American Lives: Dr. Francia
Slice of Life: The Parian Riot: Mexico City, 1828
Everyday Life in an Uncertain Age, 1821-1880
The People
The Large Estates: Haciendas, Estancias, Plantations, Fazendas
Work Life
Domestic Life
Plantations and Slavery
Villages and Small Holders
Religion
Urban Life and Societal Transformation
The Cities
Transformations
Food, Clothing, Shelter, and Entertainment
Food
Clothing
Shelter
Entertainment
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: The Construction of Racism
Latin American Lives: The Gaucho
Slice of Life: Urban Slaves
Economic Modernization, Society, and Politics, 1880-1920
Economic Modernization
Exports
The Downside of Export-Led Modernization
Railroads
Modernization and Social Change
Population Increase
New Classes, New Voices
Rural Discontent
Mass Movements of People
Politics in the Age of Modernization
A Modernized Military
The Rule of the Ranchers and Planters: Argentina and Brazil
Democracy in Chile
The Aristocratic Republic: Peru
Dictatorship: Mexico
Modernization and Resistance
Indigenous Peoples
Resistance in the Countryside
The Mexican Revolution
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Why Do People Rebel?
Latin American Lives: Luis Terrazas, Cattle Baron of Chihuahua, Mexico
Slice of Life: A Chilean Mining Camp
Between Revolutions: The New Politics of Class and the Economies of Import Substitution Industrialization, 1920-1959
Three Crises and the Beginnings of Intensified Government Involvement in the Economy, 1920-1945
The Aftermath of World War I
The Great Depression
World War II
Peacetime Economies
Dictators and Populists
The 1920s
Depression and War
Peacetime Politics
Failure of the Left and Right
Women's Suffrage
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Reconstructing the Semana Tragica (Tragic Week) in Argentine History
Latin American Lives: Elvia and Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Slice of Life: Colombian Coffee Farm in 1925
People and Progress, 1910-1959
Socialization in the Factory and the Mine: Proletarianization and Patriarchy
A Miner's Day at El Teniente
Urbanization and Social Change
The Cities
Life on the Edge: The Middle Class
La Chica Moderna
Popular and High Culture
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: The Voice of the Lower Classes
Latin American Lives: Frida Kahlo
Slice of Life: Village Life in Peru
Revolution, Reaction, Democracy, and the New Global Economy. 1959 to the Present
The Revolutions: Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, and Colombia
Cuba
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Guatemala
Peru
Colombia
The Tyrannies: Brazil, Argentina, and Chile
Brazil
Argentina
Chile
The Exception: Mexico
Resurgent Democracy and the "Pink Tide"
The Struggle for Control of Everyday Life
The New Global Economy
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Theories of Economic Development and History
Latin American Lives: An Argentine Military Officer
Slice of Life: On the Streets of Neuvo Laredo
Everyday Life: 1959 to the Present
The Reign of Terror
The Quality of Life
What Does It Mean to Be Poor?
Informal Economy
The Great Migrations
The Cities
To Be Poor in the Cities
An Urban Migrant's Story
The Environment
The Globalization of Culture
Art
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: From the Countryside to the City
Latin American Lives: Women Rebels
Slice of Life: The Barrio/Favela
Glossary
Credits
Index

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