Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870-1940

ISBN-10: 0292738579
ISBN-13: 9780292738577
Edition: 1990
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Description: "...an important contribution to the far too limited literature on race and racialist thinking in Latin America." Hispanic American Historical Review From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 143
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"...an important contribution to the far too limited literature on race and racialist thinking in Latin America." Hispanic American Historical Review From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult dilemma regarding the idea of race. On the one hand, they aspired to an ever-closer connection to Europe and North America, where, during much of this period, "scientific" thought condemned nonwhite races to an inferior category. Yet, with the heterogeneous racial makeup of their societies clearly before them and a growing sense of national identity impelling consideration of national futures, Latin American leaders hesitated. What to do? Whom to believe? Latin American political and intellectual leaders' sometimes anguished responses to these dilemmas form the subject of The Idea of Race in Latin America. Thomas Skidmore, Aline Helg, and Alan Knight have each contributed chapters that succinctly explore various aspects of the story in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. While keenly alert to the social and economic differences that distinguish one Latin American society from another, each author has also addressed common issues that Richard Graham ably draws together in a brief introduction. Written in a style that will make it accessible to the undergraduate, this book will appeal as well to the sophisticated scholar.

Richard Graham is Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.

Preface
Introduction
Racial Ideas and Social Policy in Brazil, 1870-1940
Race in Argentina and Cuba, 1880-1930: Theory, Policies, and Popular Reaction
Racism, Revolution, and Indigenismo: Mexico, 1910-1940
Bibliography
Index

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