Keen's Latin American Civilization History and Society, 1492 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0813344085

ISBN-13: 9780813344089

Edition: 9th 2009

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Description: Keen's Latin American Civilizationintroduces readers to the sweeping panorama of Latin American history through a classic collection of primary documents. More than 140 readings, organized chronologically and placed in context by insightful introductory notes and essays, provide vivid glimpses of life in Latin America from the Conquest to the colonial and republican eras to contemporary Latin America. In the ninth edition, editors Robert Buffington and Lila Caimari document dramatic recent changes in Latin America, including the resurgence of leftist governments in South and Central America, the feminization of politics from the grassroots to the presidency, the devastating effects of narco-trafficking and political corruption on law and order, and growing concerns about the environment.

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List price: $55.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

Robert Buffingtonis Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.Lila Caimariis a researcher at CONICET in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Preface
Indian and Hispanic Origins
Ancient America on the Eve of Conquest
Aztec Warfare
The Halls of Moctezuma
Aztec Industry and Commerce
The Condition of the Aztec Peasantry
An Aztec Mother Advises Her Daughter
Mayan Industry, Commerce, and Agriculture
The Mayan Social Order
Mayan Religious Life
Mayan Origin Myth
How the Inca Formed a Nation
The Village Basis of Incan Society
Two Views of the Incan Empire
War and Cannibalism Among the Brazilian Indians
Hispanic Society on the Eve of the Conquest
The Catholic Sovereigns
The Spanish Inquisition
The Spanish Character
The Man Columbus
Columbus Sets the Stage
The Portrait of the Conqueror
Conquest and Colonization
Conquest
October 12, 1492
The Discovery of the Pacific
The Meeting of Cortes and Moctezuma
Twilight over Tenochtitlan
Rendezvous at Cajamarca
How the New Laws Were Received in Peru
The Man Who Would Be King
Advice to a Would-Be Conqueror
Lope de Aguirre: Disillusioned Warrior
Journey's End
Colonization
The Strange Sermon of Fr. Montesinos
The Laughter of Dr. Palacios Rubios
Bartolome de las Casas: God's Angry Man
All Humankind Is One
The Portuguese Colonizer
The Slave Hunters
Aimore: Word of Terror
Indian Forced Labor in Guatemala
Debt Peonage in Peru
Dialogue in Yucatan
Guaman Poma Assesses the Conquest
The Colonial Political Economy
The Colonial Economy
The Indian Agricultural Heritage
Spain's Contributions to New World Agriculture
The Potosi Mine
The Colonial Factory
On the Sea-Road to the Indies
The Great Fair at Portobello
A Foreign View of the Spanish Commercial System
The Rise and Fall of Villa Rica
Colonial Political and Religious Institutions
The Structure of Colonial Government
"I Have Seen Corruption Boil and Bubble..."
The Corregidor: Enemy of the People
"These Laws Are Obeyed and Not Enforced"
City Government in the Spanish Indies
The Sources of Catholic Power
The Administration of Colonial Brazil
Local Government: The Capitao-Mor
The Jesuit Indian Policy
Colonial Society and Culture
Colonial Society
The Structure of Class and Caste
The Colonial City: Mexico City
The Mestizo: Seed of Tomorrow
The Indian Town
The World of the Sugar Plantation
The Free Population
The Social Consequences of Slavery
Colonial Culture
The Colonial University
The Tenth Muse
On the Foolishness of Men
Gaucho Entertainment
Indians and the Environment
Sexual and Racial Politics
Late Colonial Developments
The Bourbon Reforms
The Bourbon Commercial Reforms
The Revival of Mining
The New Experimental Sciences and Catholic Education
Colonial Industry in Decline
Political Reform: The Intendant System
The More Things Change...
Winds of Change
Colonial Journalism in Action
A Colonial Freethinker
A Plan for Democratic Education
The Plan of Tupac Amaru
A Heroine of the Tupac Amaru Revolt
A Charter of Liberty
Brazilian Slaves Resist
Independence and Its Aftermath
The Struggle for Independence
The Cleavage Within
The Forging of a Rebel
Man of Destiny
The Army of the Andes
Hidalgo: Torchbearer of the Mexican Revolution
The Reforms of Hidalgo
The Plan of Iguala
A Letter to Dom Pedro
Searching for a New Road
The Fatal Legacy
In Defense of Spain
Bolivar's Ideal Republic
The Age of Violence
Facundo: Barbarian Caudillo
Mexico City Under Santa Anna
Dom Pedro II: A Political Portrait
Constructing the Nation-State
Real and Imagined Communities
Roads to the Future
The Guano Boom
Flora Tristan: Pioneer Feminist and Socialist
Reform by Revolution
A Mexican Radical
Black Slavery Under the Empire
The Antislavery Impulse
On Racial Miscegenation in Brazil
Modernity and the Emergence of the Nation-State
Political Stability and Economic Development
Buenos Aires: First Impressions
A Different Model of Economic Development: A New Program for Chile
Porfirio Diaz Assesses His Legacy
Porfirio Diaz, Viceroy of Mexico
A Popular Perspective on Modernity
"The Old Order Changeth..."
"... Yielding Place to New"
Our America
Consolidating the Nation-State
The Rise of Mass Politics and Culture
For Land and Liberty
The Indian Problem
Teaching and Telling Stories
What Is APRA?
Cardenas Speaks
On the Protection of the Brazilian Worker
Peron Appeals to the People
Eva Peron: On Women's Right to Vote
Letter to President Peron
Of Man, Woman, and Time
Democracy, Dictatorship, and "Development"
The New Latifundio
Economic Dependency
"History Will Absolve Me"
Advice for the Urban Guerrilla
Prelude to Dictatorship
The Death of Victor Jara
Open Letter to the Military Junta
Mothers of the Disappeared
The Church in the Nicaraguan Revolution
Death of the "Mexican Economic Miracle"
Communique from Subcomandante Marcos
Challenges to the Nation-State
Globalization and Its Discontents
Lula Speaks Out
Citizens Talk About the Police
Sex and Revolution
Latin America's Left Turn
Women Take Charge
The New Populism
Challenging the Nation-State
The Two Americas
The Vision of Bolivar
The United States as Model
The Monroe Doctrine
The Two Americas
"On the Uniqueness of Latin American Spirit"
The White Man's Burden
Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
To Roosevelt
Mexico's President Looks North
National Security
Operation Guatemala
Dissent Within the Ranks
Covert Operations
Glossary of Spanish, Portuguese, and Indian Terms
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