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From the Publisher"For its graceful prose, thoroughness, erudition, and meticulouslybalanced interpretations, Peter Bakewell and Jacqueline Holler'sA History of Latin America to 1825 conquers the summitin the field of Latin American history textbooks. This is amasterpiece of historical synthesis."
—Robert H. Holden, Old Dominion University
"This readable and accessible text offers a thoroughintroduction to colonial and independence-era Latin America.Students will appreciate the volume's clear explanation ofimportant terms and concepts and the use of specific events andfigures to bring ideas to life. Professors will welcome Bakewell'sjudicious weaving of historical debates and competinginterpretations into the analysis in a way that should connect thevolume to supplementary readings. Photographic essays explainingLatin America's spaces and material culture are a welcome additiondrawing attention to the importance of geography and materialculture."
—Jordana Dym, Skidmore College
"A History of Latin America to 1825 offers the mostcomprehensive treatment in any language of the history of earlyLatin America. In this book Peter Bakewell does more than informhis readers of the richly complex history of colonial SpanishAmerican and Brazil, he also explains – with constantverve and remarkable intellectual clarity–why things happened the way they did."
—Robert Ferry, University of Colorado, Boulder