The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America / Edition 1

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SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America. This collection offers powerful, fascinating biographies of ordinary people caught in the sometimes devastating historical changes that have occurred in Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound and often overwhelming transformations that have accompanied modernization in this century, The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America personalizes the impact that revolution, economic upheaval, urbanization, the destruction of community life, and the disruption of both traditional family and gender roles have had on Latin Americans. The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America is an invaluable text for courses in Latin American studies. Nowhere else can such varied portraits be found as in these diverse and carefully researched essays written by leading scholars.

"Reworks classic biographical approach to social-political history. Covers 1780 to present. Intended for the classroom"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Human Tradition in Latin America: The Nineteenth Century. A useful resource for anyone interested in Latin American studies, [and] especially suited as a supplementary resource for advanced undergraduate courses in modern Latin America.
This book can put the flesh and bones into social history. It reveals people not as pawns . . . but as active participants in history, struggling with the weight of the past, responding to the challenges of the future.
American Historical Review
Praise for The Human Tradition in Latin America: The Twentieth Century. This collection of life stories of 'ordinary' people from twentieth-century Latin America is an invaluable tool for teaching and a thick bundle of ideas for research...
Daily Press
This well-researched and well-written book is good reading and offers new insights into Latin America.
Countering stereotypes about the homogeneity of Latin America and its "passive" acceptance of Western culture, Beezley (Latin American history, Texas Christian U.) and Ewell (history, College of William and Mary) have assembled 16 essays offering insights into periods of social transition<-->particularly for women<-->from the independence generations between colony and republic, 1780-1830, to contemporary generations, 1959 to the present. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842026130
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Human Tradition around the World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 277
  • Sales rank: 545,392
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I The Independence Generations: Between Colony and Republic, 1780-1830 Chapter 3 Agustin Marroquin: The Sociopath as Rebel Chapter 4 Maria Antonia Muniz: Frontier Matriarch Part 5 II The First Republican Generations: Between American Barbarism and European Civilization, 1825–1875 Chapter 6 Carlota Lucia de Brito: Women, Power, and Politics in Northeast Brazil Chapter 7 Rosa Dominga Ocampos: A Matter of Honor in Paraguay Part 8 III The Fin de Siecle Generations: The Tension between Decadence and Progress, 1870–1900 Chapter 9 Mexican Sartre on the Zocalo: Nicolas Zuniga y Miranda Chapter 10 Emilio and Gabriela Coni: Reformers, Public Health, and Working Women Chapter 11 Mandeponay: Chiriguano Indian Chief in the Franciscan Missions Part 12 IV New-Centurty Generations: Revolution and Change in the Cities and the Countryside, 1900-1920 Chapter 13 Juan Esquivel: Cotton Plantation Tenant Chapter 14 The Rough-and-Tumble Career of Pedro Crespo Chapter 15 Miguel Rostaing: Dodging Blows On and Off the Soccer Field Part 16 V Midcentury Generations, 1920–1959 Chapter 17 Pagu: Patricia Galvao — Rebel Chapter 18 Ofelia Dominguez Navarro: The Making of a Cuban Socialist Feminist Chapter 19 Ligia Parra John: The Blonde with the Revolver Chapter 20 Irma Muller Chapter 21 Maria Ferreira dos Santos Chapter 22 Leticia: A Nicaraguan Woman's Struggle Chapter 23 Index

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