Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean / Edition 3

Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean / Edition 3

by Peter Winn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520245016

ISBN-13: 9780520245013

Pub. Date: 01/25/2006

Publisher: University of California Press


PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

"Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald

"This magisterial

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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

"Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald

"This magisterial work provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the complex tapestry of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean."—Foreign Affairs

"A clear, level-headed snapshot of a region in transition…. Winn is most interesting when he discusses the larger issues and to his credit he does this often."—Washington Post Book World

"Balanced and wide-ranging…. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development…. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations, and the treatment of women." —Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520245013
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/25/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
715
Sales rank:
98,977
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1999 Edition
Preface
1A View from the South3
2Legacies of Empire33
3The Perils of Progress84
4A Second Independence?120
5Capital Sins155
6Continent on the Move200
7Children of the Sun234
8A Question of Color271
9In Women's Hands307
10The Power and the Glory346
11The Magical and the Real394
12Endangered States442
13Making Revolution492
14North of the Border550
Epilogue: Latin America and the Caribbean at 2000601
Notes609
Illustration Credits621
Index625

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