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Latin America since Independence A History with Primary Sources

ISBN-10: 041599196X
ISBN-13: 9780415991964
Edition: 2010
Authors: Alexander Dawson
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Description: What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common  More...

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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through eleven carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include:Race and CitizenshipInequality and Economic DevelopmentPolitics and RightsSocial and Cultural MovementsGlobalizationViolence and Civil SocietyThe short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents ' many translated for the first time ' including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. A highly interactive companion website contains the full text of excerpted documents, extra images and timelines, film clips, and student review materials. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region's past and present.For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America since Independence companion website at www.routledge/textbooks/LatinAmericasinceIndependence.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Latin America's Useable Past
Independence Narratives, Past and Present
Documents:
Sim�n Bol�var, the Letter from Jamaica: Kingston, Jamaica, September 6, 1815
Ambassador Odeen Ishmael, "Influencing the Democratic Process in the Americas: A Tribute to Sim�n Bol�var"
Speech by President Hugo Ch�vez at the opening of XII G-15 Summit, Monday, March 1, 2004
Caudillos versus the Nation State
Document:
Esteban Echeverr�a, The Slaughterhouse (El Matadero)
Race and Citizenship in the New Republics
Documents:
Raimundo (Raymundo) Nina Rodrigues, The Fetishist Animism of the Bahian Blacks (O Animismo Fetischistados Negros Bahianos) (Excerpt)
Political Program of the Partido Independiente de Color, 1908
Manifesto, "Santa Rita de Casia," y "San L�zaro": Sociedad de Protecci�n Mutua, Canto y Baile
The Export Boom as Modernity
Document:
James Creelman, "Porfirio D�az, Hero of the Americas" (Excerpts)
Signs of Crisis in a Gilded Age
Documents:
Jos� Mart�, "Our America," from La Revista Ilustrada, New York, January 1, 1891
Emiliano Zapata, The Plan de Ayala, 1911
Jos� Carlos Mari�tegui, "The Problem of the Indian," from Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality, 1928
Commerce, Coercion, and America's Empire
Documents:
Augusto Sandino, Political Manifesto, Nicaragua, July 1927
Silent War (Film)
Journey to Banana Land (Film)
Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, "From the Noble Savage to the Third World" 1970
Power to the People
Documents:
Foster Hailey, "Peronists Will Head Argentine Ticket," New York Times, August 23, 1951
The Peronist Version of the Speech
The Renunciamiento as Compiled from Newsreel and Archival Footage
Eva Per�n's Final Response Broadcast over the Airwaves at 8.30 p.m. on August 31, 1951
A Decade of Revolution in Cuba
Documents:
Fidel Castro, "Cuba Is a Socialist Nation," Address to the May Day Celebrations, May 1, 1961 (Excerpt)
Reinaldo Arenas, "The Fire," from Before Night Falls
Jes�s D�az, "Chapter 13," from The Initials of the Earth
Elizabeth Dore, "Cubans' Memories of the 1960s" (Excerpt)
Peru in an Age of Terror
Documents:
Mario Vargas Llosa, "The Massacre," excerpt from "Inquest in the Andes: A Latin American Writer Explores the Political Lessons of a Peruvian Massacre," New York Times Magazine, July 31, 1983
The Interview of the Century, 1988 (Excerpt)
Fujimori's 1992 Declaration of the Autogolpe
A Day in the Trial of the Century, by Carolina Huam�n Oyague (Family Member of La Cantuta Victim)
A Right to Have Rights in the New Democracies
Document:
Migrant Guide (2004)
Bolivia's Left Turn
Documents:
Memorandum, a Declaration from the Naci�n Camba, February 14, 2001
Walter Ch�vez and �lvaro Garc�a Linera, "From the Diesel-Price-Hike Protests to the Struggle for Autonomy: The Camba Rebellion"
"Santa Cruz Belongs to All Bolivians," Bolpress, August 24, 2008
Speech by the President of the Pro-Santa Cruz Committee, Branko Marinkovic, in the Plaza "24 de Septiembre," Santa Cruz de la Sierra, January 25, 2009
Tuff� Ar�, "A Reading of Yes and No," El Deber, January 26, 2009
Epilogue
Glossary
Notes
Index

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