A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America
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Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
Pages: 712
ISBN: 9780520963825
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. This new edition of a well-known text has been revised and updated to include the most recent interpretations of major themes in the economic, social, and cultural history of the region to show the unity of the Latin America experience while exploring the diversity of the region’s geography, peoples, and cultures. It also presents substantial new material on women, gender, and race in the region. Each chapter begins with primary documents, offering glimpses into moments in history and setting the scene for the chapter, and concludes with timelines and key words to reinforce content. Discussion questions are included to help students with research assignments and papers. Both professors and students will find its narrative, chronological approach a useful guide to the history of this important area of the world.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
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Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,THOMAS SKIDMORE,Peter H. Smith
Pages: 512
ISBN: UCSD:31822033481128
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now in its sixth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Thoroughly updated and revised, the book includes a new chapter on the history of Colombia from the wars of independence to the violent conflicts of the present day. It also examines such topics as:* the impact of 9/11 on U.S.-Latin American relations* globalization* drug trafficking* women's roles in society and politics* the fragility and uncertainty of democracy in Latin AmericaThe book features sociocultural sections and boxes in nearly every chapter, covering such diverse areas as the psychology of exile, Santeria in Cuba, baseball in the Dominican Republic, and the popularity of Latin music in the U.S. All political and economic information has been updated. As in earlier editions, the authors use an in-depth case study approach that guides readers through the major countries of Latin America, highlighting central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and United States intervention in the area. With an insightful look into the future, Modern Latin America, Sixth Edition, will continue to be an exceptional text for undergraduate courses on contemporary Latin American history, society, and politics.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
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Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A. Wood
Pages: 323
ISBN: 0842050604
Release: 2004
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular 'problem' in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative 'problems' approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
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Author: Thomas Thomas E.,Thomas E. Skidmore,Peter Peter H.,Peter H. Smith
Pages: 449
ISBN: UOM:39015054422335
Release: 1992
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America
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Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Míguez
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0842028315
Release: 2003
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of the innovative new Latin American migration history that has emerged in the past 20 years. Though the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870–1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. Each section of the book begins with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse of how the complex process of migration played out in various situations. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the formation of some Latin American societies.

Modern Latin America in Social Science Literature

Modern Latin America in Social Science Literature
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Author: Richard Fritz Walter Behrendt
Pages: 152
ISBN: UOM:39015078680264
Release: 1949
Editor: Unknown

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South America

South America
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Author: Lewis Hanke
Pages: 256
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001541452
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown

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A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America
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Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff
Pages: 584
ISBN: 0534621589
Release: 2005
Editor: Lawrence Clayton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written specifically for students unfamiliar with Latin American history, this comprehensive narrative presents a variety of interpretations and theories from the last half of the century. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements are strategically placed throughout to help students engage in research assignments, papers, and so on.

History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America
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Author: Teresa A. Meade
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781118772485
Release: 2015-12-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identityï¿1⁄2 Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

New Latin American Cinema

New Latin American Cinema
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Author: Charles Berg,Julianne Burton,Carl J. Mora,David R. Maciel,Timothy Barnard
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0814325866
Release: 1997
Editor: Wayne State University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents essays that the influence and development of Latin American cinema.

Modern Latin America Continent in Ferment Mexico and the Caribbean

Modern Latin America  Continent in Ferment  Mexico and the Caribbean
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Author: Lewis Hanke
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X001993266
Release: 1967
Editor: Princeton : Van Nostrand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bibliographical footnotes. v. 1. Mexico and the Caribbean.--v. 2. South America.

Courses on Latin America in Institutions of Higher Education in the United States

Courses on Latin America in Institutions of Higher Education in the United States
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Author: Pan American Union. Division of Education,Pan American Union. Department of Cultural Affairs
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCLA:31158003378667
Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown

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Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2

Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2
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Author: Roberto Rodrìguez-Saona
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781317304869
Release: 2015-08-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you know Latin American Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to South America, need to brush up your Latin American Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Latin American Spanish, it has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of the grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 include: Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit A grammar reference and detailed answer keys Extensive Spanish/English and English/Spanish glossaries Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Modern Latin American Literature

Modern Latin American Literature
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Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780199754915
Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: OUP USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andres Bello and Jose Maria de Heredia, through Borges and Garcia Marquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolano.

Literature of Latin America

Literature of Latin America
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Author: Rafael Ocasio
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0313320012
Release: 2004
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents the literary and cultural heritage of Latin America from the colonial period through the twentieth century and examines texts from the early explorers, military and religious groups, political and native influences, and women writers.

Latin American Civilization

Latin American Civilization
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Author: Paul Culhane
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780429718069
Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Routledge

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When Was Latin America Modern

When Was Latin America Modern
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Author: N. Miller,S. Hart
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780230603042
Release: 2007-04-02
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Stemming from an interdisciplinary convention in 2005 at the Institute for the Studies of the Americas in London, this collection has a strong thematic integrity, but also illustrates the dramatic variety of approaches to the question of modernity. This volume fills the gaps in prior literature on Latin America's experience of modernity.

Vigilantism and the State in Modern Latin America

Vigilantism and the State in Modern Latin America
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Author: Martha D Huggins
Pages: 266
ISBN: 0275934764
Release: 1991
Editor: Penn State Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is the first major analysis of the vigilantism that accompanies the economic, political, and social disintegration occurring in many Latin American countries. The essays examine the most prominent forms of vigilantism, including mob lynchings, assassinations by self-appointed or privately employed "enforcers," citizen uprisings against the police, the work of the notorious death squads, and extra-legal violence by on-duty police. The authors show the relationship between vigilantism and authoritarian governments whose inegalitarian practices and economic dependence on foreign powers perpetuate a cycle of poverty, repression, and violence.

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America
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Author: Diego Armus
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9780822384342
Release: 2003-03-05
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease—whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness—was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century to the present. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections between ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus’s introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski

A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America
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Author: Teresa A. Meade
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9781405120500
Release: 2010
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present examines the diverse and interlocking experiences of people of indigenous, African, and European backgrounds from the onset of independence until today. Illustrates and analyzes the major and minor events that shape history, the triumphs and defeats, and the everyday lives of people of varied classes and racial and ethnic backgrounds Intersperses accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people Emphasizes gender′s role in influencing political and economic change and shaping cultural identity Student and instructor resources available at http://minerva.union.edu/meadet/modernlatinamerica/index.html [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third–party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third–party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]