An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

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"An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History" makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, an 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, carefully selected bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765615978
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments; 1. The Land and Its Peoples; 1A. Primary Geographic Features; 1B. The Peoples and Nations; 1C. Indigenous America Today; 2. America Before 1500; 2A. Theories of Arrival and Paleolithic America; 2B. Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles Before 1500; 2C. South America Before 1500; 3. Science, Exploration, and Expansion; 3A. Exploration of the Atlantic and the West African Coast; 3B. The Four Voyages of Columbus; 3C. America: The Name; 3D. The First Voyages Around the Globe; 4. The Iberian Conquest of America; 4A. From Trading Post to Colonies: The Creation of the Grand Antilles; 4B. Toward the Interior: The Aztec Empire and Its Dominion; 4C. Toward the Interior: The Spanish Territories in North America; 4D. Toward the Interior: The Inca Empire and Its Dominion; 4E. Toward the Deep Continental Conquest; 4F. Brazil in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; 5. America Under Hapsburg Rule; 5A. Cities Founded in Hispanic America Before 1600; 5B. Hapsburg Territorial and Administrative Organization; 5C. Republics of Citizens (Spaniards) and Indians; 5D. Slave Centers During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; 5E. The Spanish flotilla; 5F. Exploiting Mining Centers; 5G. Intra-and Inter-Regional Circulations in the Americas. 6. America Under Bourbon Rule; 6A. The Intendancy System and Other Administrative Reforms; 6B. Non-Iberian European Territories in the Caribbean and Central, South, and North America; 6C. Universities, Science, and Culture; 6D. The Birth of Public Opinion: Printing Press, Newspapers, and Literary Salons; 7. From Autonomy to Independence; 7A. Haiti: The Forgotten Revolution; 7B. Mexico and Central America: From the "Grito de Dolores" to Monarchy; 7C. War Among Creoles and Against Spaniards: The Andean Phase; 7D. Southern Cone Independence Process and Brazil; 8. Latin America in the Nineteenth Century; 8A. Mexico and Central America; 8B. South America; 8C. Export-led Economic Growth: Mid-Century; 8D. Liberal Reforms in Latin America; 8E. The United States Discovers a Continent; 8F. Brazil: Monarchy to the First Republic; 8G. The Vestiges of Empire: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Guyanas; 9. Latin American Economies, Twentieth Century; 9A. From England to the United States: North American Investment Through 1929; 9B. Modernization in Transportation and Communications; 9C. The Impact of the Great Depression of 1929 in Latin America; 9D. Mining and Petroleum; 9E. Import-Substituting Economic Development; 9F. Production by Nations; 9G. Public Expenditures in Latin America; 9H. Latin American Trade Blocs; 9I. North American Trade Blocs; 9J. A Deforestation Estimate; 10. Demographics and Population, Twentieth Century; 10A. The Birth of the Major Metropolitan Areas; 10B. Population Growth; 10C. Growth of Urban Population; 10D. Migration Patterns from Latin America to the United States; 10E. Migration Patterns from Latin America to Other Countries; 10F. Migration Patterns Within Latin America; 11. Political, Social and Cultural Issues; 11A. Indigenismo; 11B. Populism in Latin America; 11C. Armed Forces and Dictatorships; 11D. Collapse of Democracy, Birth of Debt; 11E. Drug Trafficking and Informal Markets; 11F. Education Compared by Country; 11G. Nobel Laureates and Other Significant Persons in Culture and Science; 11H. Music of Latin America; 12. Revolutionary Movements; 12A. The Mexican Revolution; 12B. Bolivia and Guatemala: The Early 1950s; 12C. Cuba, 1959; 12D. Guerrilla Movements: Che, Colombia, et al.; 12E. The Sandinista Revolution and Central America; 12F. New Indigenous Movements: Peru's Sendero Luminoso, Mexico's EZLN, and Brazil's MST; Index; About the Authors.
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