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An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the human and physical geography and the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Latin America accessible in sixty-eight clearly drawn maps and accompanying text. The topical overviews of movements and developments-from the earliest human settlement to the present day and from Mexico and the Caribbean to Cape Horn-bring to light patterns of continuity and change throughut the region and over time.

About the Author:
Michael J. Larosa is Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

About the Author:
German R. Mejia is Professor of History at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in Bogota, Colombia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765615978
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments     ix
The Land and Its Peoples     3
Primary Geographic Features     4
The Peoples and Nations     6
Indigenous America Today     8
America Before 1500     11
Theories of Arrival and Paleolithic America     12
Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles Before 1500     14
South America Before 1500     16
Science, Exploration, and Expansion     19
Exploration of the Atlantic and the West African Coast     20
The Four Voyages of Columbus     22
America: The Name     24
The First Voyages Around the Globe     26
The Iberian Conquest of America     29
From Trading Post to Colonies: The Creation of the Grand Antilles     30
Toward the Interior: The Aztec Empire and its Dominion     32
Toward the Interior: The Spanish Territories in North America     34
Toward the Interior: The Inca Empire and Its Dominion     36
Toward the Deep Continental Conquest     38
Brazil in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries     40
America Under Hapsburg Rule     43
Cities Founded in Hispanic America Before 1600     44
Hapsburg Territorial andAdministrative Organization     46
Republics of Citizens (Spaniards) and Indians     48
Slave Centers During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries     50
The Spanish Flotilla     52
Exploiting Mining Centers     54
Intra- and Interregional Circulations in the Americas     56
America Under Bourbon Rule     59
The Intendancy System and Other Administrative Reforms     60
Non-Iberian European Territories in the Caribbean and Central, South, and North America     62
Universities, Science, and Culture     64
The Birth of Public Opinion: The Printing Press, Newspapers, and Literary Salons     66
From Autonomy to Independence     69
Haiti: The Forgotten Revolution     70
Mexico and Central America: From the "Grito de Dolores" to Monarchy     72
War Among Creoles and Against Spaniards: The Andean Phase     74
The Southern Cone Independence Process and Brazilian Independence     76
Latin America in the Nineteenth Century     79
Mexico and Central America     80
South America     82
Export-led Economic Growth: Mid-Century     84
Liberal Reforms in Latin America     86
The United States Discovers a Continent      88
Brazil: Monarchy to the First Republic     90
The Vestiges of Empire: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Guyanas     92
Latin American Economies in the Twentieth Century     95
From England to the United States: North American Investment Through 1929     96
Modernization in Transportation and Communications     98
The Impact of the Great Depression of 1929 in Latin America     100
Mining and Petroleum     102
Import-Substituting Economic Development     104
Production by Nation     106
Public Expenditures in Latin America     108
Latin American Trade Blocs     110
North American Trade Blocs     112
A Deforestation Estimate     114
Demographics and Population in the Twentieth Century     117
The Birth of the Major Metropolitan Areas     118
Population Growth     120
Growth of Urban Population     122
Migration Patterns from Latin America to the United States     124
Migration Patterns from Latin America to Other Countries     126
Migration Patterns Within Latin America     128
Political, Social, and Cultural Issues     131
Indigenismo     132
Populism in Latin America      134
Armed Forces and Dictatorships     136
Collapse of Democracy, Birth of Debt     138
Drug Trafficking and Informal Markets     140
Education Compared by Country     142
Nobel Laureates and Other Significant Persons in Culture and Science     144
Music of Latin America     146
Revolutionary Movements     149
The Mexican Revolution     150
Bolivia and Guatemala: The Early 1950s     152
Cuba, 1959     154
Guerrilla Movements: Che and Colombia     156
The Sandinista Revolution and Central America     158
New Indigenous Movements: Peru's Sendero Luminoso, Mexico's EZLN, and Brazil's MST     160
Index     163
About the Authors     171
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