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A Companion to Latin American History / Edition 1
     

A Companion to Latin American History / Edition 1

by Thomas H. Holloway
 

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ISBN-10: 1405131616

ISBN-13: 9781405131612

Pub. Date: 01/09/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America in all its diversity. Comprising 28 chapters by leading world experts, the book presents a single source of information and analysis for scholars and students interested in Latin America's past and is the ideal starting point for further study. Latin America is defined as the vast

Overview

This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America in all its diversity. Comprising 28 chapters by leading world experts, the book presents a single source of information and analysis for scholars and students interested in Latin America's past and is the ideal starting point for further study. Latin America is defined as the vast region stretching from the middle of North America through the entire tropic belt, and extending south over plains to the glaciers and fjords of the southernmost inhabited regions of the earth. In the pre-Columbian era, the area incorporated hundreds of distinct language groups; today, there are still more than 20 independent nations in the region. This Companion recognizes this variety, while providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage of the basic historical trends and new areas of scholarly interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405131612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.95(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Maps vii

Notes on Contributors viii

Introduction 1
Thomas H. Holloway

1 Early Population Flows in the Western Hemisphere 10
Tom D. Dillehay

2 Mesoamerica 28
John Monaghan and Andrew R. Wyatt

3 Tradition and Change in the Central Andes 42
Jeffrey Quilter

4 Portuguese and Spaniards in the Age of European Expansion 58
William D. Phillips, Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips

5 Exploration and Conquest 73
Patricia Seed

6 Colonial Brazil (1500–1822) 89
Hal Langfur

7 Institutions of the Spanish American Empire in the Hapsburg Era 106
Susan Elizabeth Ramírez

8 Indigenous Peoples in Colonial Spanish American Society 124
Kevin Terraciano

9 Slavery in the Americas 146
Franklin W. Knight

10 Religion, Society, and Culture in the Colonial Era 162
Rachel Sarah O’Toole

11 Imperial Rivalries and Reforms 178
John Fisher

12 The Process of Spanish American Independence 195
Jaime E. Rodríguez O.

13 New Nations and New Citizens: Political Culture in Nineteenth-century Mexico, Peru, and Argentina 215
Sarah C. Chambers

14 Imperial Brazil (1822–89) 230
Judy Bieber

15 Abolition and Afro-Latin Americans 247
Aline Helg

16 Land, Labor, Production, and Trade: Nineteenth-century Economic and Social Patterns 264
Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago

17 Modernization and Industrialization 285
Colin M. Lewis

18 Practical Sovereignty: The Caribbean Region and the Rise of US Empire 307
Mary A. Renda

19 The Mexican Revolution 330
Adrian A. Bantjes

20 Populism and Developmentalism 347
Joel Wolfe

21 The Cuban Revolution 365
Luis Martínez-Fernández

22 The National Security State 386
David R. Mares

23 Central America in Upheaval 406
Julie A. Charlip

24 Culture and Society: Latin America since 1900 424
Robert McKee Irwin

25 Environmental History of Modern Latin America 443
Lise Sedrez

26 Women, Gender, and Family in Latin America, 1820–2000 461
Nara Milanich

27 Identity, Ethnicity, and “Race” 480
Peter Wade

28 Social and Economic Impact of Neoliberalism 494
Duncan Green

Index 512

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