History of Latin America Collision of Cultures

ISBN-10: 1403980810
ISBN-13: 9781403980816
Edition: 2007
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Description: This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages.nbsp; The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century.nbsp; The  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages.nbsp; The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century.nbsp; The construction of new nations and peoples in the nineteenth century forms the middle third, and the final section analyzes economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century.nbsp; The collision of peoples and cultures--Native Americans, Europeans, Africans--that defines Latin America, and gives it both its unity and diversity, provides the central theme of this concise, synthetic history.nbsp;

Introduction: Unity and Diversity
Three Peoples Converge
The Lay of the Land and the Water
American Peoples and Cultures
Iberians and Africans
Moving Out across the Oceans
The First Conquest
The Conquest on the Peripheries
Building Empires and Societies in a New World
Land and Labor
State and Empire
Religion and Empire
Race, Culture, and Society
Reforms and Revolutions
The Onset of the Wars for Independence
The Wars for Independence
Forging a New Order
Liberals, Conservatives, and Disorder
Liberals, Positivists, and Order
Great Britain, the U.S., and Latin America
The Pursuit of Identity
Democracy, Development, and Identity
Diverging Paths: Many Latin Americas
The Path of Revolution: Before 1959
The Path of Revolution: Since 1959
The Path of Reform
Poverty and Progress
Race, Class, and Culture
Latin America in the 21st Century

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