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History of Latin America Ancient America To 1910

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ISBN-10: 0618783202

ISBN-13: 9780618783205

Edition: 8th 2009

Authors: Benjamin Keen, Keith Haynes

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This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses, A History of Latin America, encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States.Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A History of Latin America uses both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date research. This is the most…    
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List price: $137.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Keith Haynes (PhD 1981 Northern Illinois University) is Professor of History at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he has taught Latin American and U.S. diplomatic history for more than 20 years.

Introduction: The Geographic Background of Latin American History
The Colonial Heritage of Latin America
Ancient America
Environment and Culture in Ancient America
Populations in 1492
Nuclear America
Early American Civilizations
The Maya of Central America
Maya Economy and Society
Maya Religion and Learning
Maya Decline and Transformation of Mesoamerica
The Aztecs of Mexico
Aztec Imperial Expansion
Aztec Culture and Society
The Inca of Peru
Origins of Inca Culture
Inca Economy and Society
Inca Religion and Learning
The Hispanic Background
The Medieval Heritage of Iberia's Christian Kingdoms
Ferdinand and Isabella: The Catholic Sovereigns
Restoration of Order
Religious and Economic Reforms
Foreign Policy
Reappraisal of Ferdinand and Isabella's Policies
The Hapsburg Era: Triumph and Tragedy
The Reign of Charles
The Reign of Philip II and the Remaining Hapsburgs
The Waning Economy and Society
Literary and Artistic Developments
The Conquest of America
The Great Voyages
Exploration Under Prince Henry
The Sea Route to the East
The Advance into the Atlantic
The Voyages of Columbus
The Discovery of America in Historical Perspective
Balboa and Magellan
The Conquest of Mexico
Early Contact with Moctezuma
The March to Tenochtitl�n
The Aftermath of Conquest
The Conquest of Peru
Pizarro and Atahualpa
Post-Conquest Troubles
How a Handful of Spaniards Won Two Empires
The Quest for El Dorado
Failures in North America
Frustrations in South America
The Conquistadors
Lope de Aguirre-An Underdog of the Conquest
The Economic Foundations of Colonial Life
Tribute and Labor in the Spanish Colonies
The Encomienda and Slavery
The New Laws of the Indies and the Encomienda
The Repartimiento, Yanaconaje, and Free Labor
Black Slavery
The Colonial Economy
Cort�s as a Businessman
The Growth of the Haciendas
Spanish Agriculture in the New World
Colonial Mining and Industry
Commerce, Smuggling, and Piracy
The Colonial Commercial System
Sir Francis Drake, Piracy, and Foreign Plunder
The Framework of the Colonial Economy
State, Church, and Society
Political Institutions of the Spanish Empire
Formation of Colonial Administration
The Royal Agents
Provincial Administration
Ineffectiveness of Much Spanish Colonial Law
The Church in the Indies
The Spiritual Conquest of America
The Moral Decline of the Clergy and the Missionary Impulse
The Inquisition in the New World
The Church and Education
Science, Literature, and the Arts
The Structure of Class and Caste
The Ruling Class
The Mestizo: An Ambiguous Status
Indigenous Peoples: A Separate Nation
Blacks, Mulattos, Zambos: The Lowest Class
Life in the City and on the Hacienda
Marriage, Sexuality, and the Status of Women
Colonial Brazil
The Beginning of Colonial Brazil
The Captaincy System
Portugal's Indigenous Policy
The French and Dutch Challenges
The Mineral Cycle, the Cattle Industry, and the Commercial System
Government and Church
The Administrators and Their Deficiencies
The Church and the State
Masters and Slaves
Color, Class, and Slavery
Large Estates and Colonial Towns
The Bourbon Reforms and Spanish America
Reform and Recovery
The Bourbon Reforms
Revival of Colonial Commerce and Breakdown of Trading Monopoly
Increased Economic Activity
Labor Systems in the Eighteenth Century
Early Labor Struggles
Political Reforms
Strengthening the Defenses
Colonial Culture and the Enlightenment
Creole Nationalism
Colonial Society in Transition, 1750-1810: An Overview
The Revolt of the Masses
The Revolt in Peru
The Insurrection in New Granada (1781)
The Independence of Latin America
Background of the Wars of Independence
Creoles and Peninsular Spaniards
The Causes of Revolution
The Liberation of South America
Sim�n Bol�var, the Liberator
The Southern Liberation Movement and San Mart�n
The Achievement of Brazilian Independence
Mexico's Road to Independence
Latin American Independence: A Reckoning
Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Decolonization and the Search for National Identities, 1821-1870
The Fruits of Independence
Economic Stagnation
Politics: The Conservative and Liberal Programs
The Mexican Economy
Politics: Liberals versus Conservatives
La Reforma, Civil War, and the French Intervention
Postwar Transformation of Law Reforma
The Liberation of Paraguay, Uruguay, and Upper Peru
The Struggle for Progress and National Unity
The Paraguayan War
Progress and Development Under Sarmiento
Portales and Economic Growth
Economic Expansion Under Bulnes
Montt's Moderate Reforms
Liberal Control
United Provinces of Central America
Independence and the Failure of Union, 1810-1865
Race, Nation, and the Meaning of Freedom, 1821-1888
Dom Pedro, Emperor
Regency, Revolt, and a Boy Emperor
The Game of Politics and the Crisis of Slavery
The Antislavery Movement
Peruvian Politics and Economy
Pardo and the Civilianist Party
Economic and Social Change: The Bitter Harvest of King Sugar
The Ten Years' War
Gran Colombia
P�ez, the Conservative-Liberal Split, and the Federal War in Venezuela, 1830-1863
Santander and the Birth of a Two-Party System in Colombia, 1830-1850
The Triumph of Neocolonialism and the Liberal State, 1870-1900
The New Colonialism
Expansion of the Hacienda System
Foreign Control of Resources
The Politics of Acquisition
Mexican Politics and Economy
Dictatorship Under D&iaacute;az
Concentration of Landownership
The Economic Advance
Labor, Agrarian, and Middle-Class Unrest
Argentine Politics and Economy
Consolidation of the State
Economic Boom and Inflation
The Formation of the Radical Party
Electoral Reform and the Growth of the Labor Movement
Chilean Politics and Economy
Nitrates and War
Aftermath of the War of the Pacific
Balmaceda's Nationalistic Policies
The Parliamentary Republic, Foreign Economic Domination, and the Growth of the Working Class
Brazilian Politics and Economy
The Fall of the Monarchy
The New Republic
The Economic Revolution
Central American Politics and Economy
Guatemala, 1865-1898
Nicaragua, 1870-1909
El Salvador, 1876-1911
Venezuelan Politics and Economy
Colombian Politics and Economy
Rafael N��ez, the ""Regeneration,"" and the War of a Thousand Days, 1880-1903
Geographic Features of Middle America
Geographic Features of South America
Principal Sites of Pre-Conquest Culture in Mesoamerica
Valley of Mexico
Growth of the Inca Empire, 1460-1532
Spain in the Time of Christopher Columbus
Early Spanish Voyages in the Caribbean
Colonial Conquest, Trade, and Enslavement in the Making of Latin America
Viceroyalties and Audiencias in Sixteenth-Century Spanish America
Colonial Brazil
Viceroyalties in Latin America in 1780
Latin America in 1830
War and National Development in Paraguay and Bolivia, 1864-1938
War of the Pacific