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Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

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ISBN-10: 0765615983

ISBN-13: 9780765615985

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael J. LaRosa, German R. Mejia

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An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of the region easily accessible in clearly drawn black-and-white maps and accompanying text. Fully up to date, it provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change. The Atlas is equally useful for beginning through advanced college students, area specialists, and secondary school AP students. It demonstrates the close linkages between Latin American history, culture, economic development, and geographic realities. Each entry and map is accompanied by a brief,…    
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Michael J. LaRosa is associate professor of history at Rhodes College.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Land and Its Peoples
Primary Geographic Features
The Peoples and Nations
Indigenous America Today
America Before 1500
Theories of Arrival and Paleolithic America
Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles Before 1500
South America Before 1500
Science, Exploration, and Expansion
Exploration of the Atlantic and the West African Coast
The Four Voyages of Columbus
America: The Name
The First Voyages Around the Globe
The Iberian Conquest of America
From Trading Post to Colonies: The Creation of the Grand Antilles
Toward the Interior: The Aztec Empire and its Dominion
Toward the Interior: The Spanish Territories in North America
Toward the Interior: The Inca Empire and its Dominion
Toward the Deep Continental Conquest
Brazil in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
America Under Hapsburg Rule
Cities Founded in Hispanic America Before 1600
Hapsburg Territorial and Administrative Organization
Republics of Citizens (Spaniards) and Indians
Slave Centers During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
The Spanish Flotilla
Exploiting Mining Centers
Intra-and Interregional Circulations in the Americas
America Under Bourbon Rule
The Intendancy System and Other Administrative Reforms
Non-Iberian European Territories in the Caribbean and Central, South, and North America
Universities, Science, and Culture
The Birth of Public Opinion: The Printing Press, Newspapers, and Literary Salons
From Autonomy to Independence
Haiti: The Forgotten Revolution
Mexico and Central America: From the "Grito de Dolores" to Monarchy
War Among Creoles and Against Spaniards: The Andean Phase
The Southern Cone Independence Process and Brazilian Independence
Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Mexico and Central America
South America
Export-led Economic Growth: Mid-Century
Liberal Reforms in Latin America
The United States Discovers a Continent
Brazil: Monarchy to the First Republic
The Vestiges of Empire: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Guyanas
Latin American Economies in the Twentieth Century
From England to the United States: North American Investment Through 1929
Modernization in Transportation and Communications
The Impact of the Great Depression of 1929 in Latin America
Mining and Petroleum
Import-Substituting Economic Development
Production by Nation
Public Expenditures in Latin America
Latin American Trade Blocs
North American Trade Blocs
A Deforestation Estimate
Demographics and Population in the Twentieth Century
The Birth of the Major Metropolitan Areas
Population Growth
Growth of Urban Population
Migration Patterns from Latin America to the United States
Migration Patterns from Latin America to Other Countries
Migration Patterns Within Latin America
Political, Social and Cultural Issues
Populism in Latin America
Armed Forces and Dictatorships
Collapse of Democracy, Birth of Debt
Drug Trafficking and Informal Markets
Education Compared by Country
Nobel Laureates and Other Significant Persons in Culture and Science
Music of Latin America
Revolutionary Movements
The Mexican Revolution
Bolivia and Guatemala: The Early 1950s
Cuba, 1959
Guerrilla Movements: Che and Colombia
The Sandinista Revolution and Central America
New Indigenous Movements: Peru's Sendero Luminoso, Mexico's EZLN, and Brazil's MST
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