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Idea of Race in Latin America: 1870-1940
     

Idea of Race in Latin America: 1870-1940

by Richard Graham (Editor)
 
From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult dilemma regarding the idea of race. On the one hand, they aspired to an ever-closer connection to Europe and North America, where, during much of this period, 'scientific' thought condemned nonwhite races to an inferior category. yet, with the heterogeneous racial makeup of

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From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult dilemma regarding the idea of race. On the one hand, they aspired to an ever-closer connection to Europe and North America, where, during much of this period, 'scientific' thought condemned nonwhite races to an inferior category. yet, with the heterogeneous racial makeup of their societies clearly before them and a growing sense of national identity impelling consideration of national futures, Latin American leaders hesitated.

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Three essays (accessible to undergraduates) on the paradoxes and ambiguities of the "idea of race" in the political and intellectual history of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. Paper edition (ISBN 0-292-73857-9), $7.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780292738560
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Series:
Critical Reflections on Latin America Ser.
Pages:
143

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