Latin America: An Interpretive History / Edition 9

Latin America: An Interpretive History / Edition 9

by Julie A. Charlip
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205708358

ISBN-13: 9780205708352

Pub. Date: 08/30/2010

Publisher: Pearson

This landmark volume of Latin American history weaves the history of an entire region into a coherent story that emphasizes both common themes and regional and national specificity. This unique volume provides an interpretive history of Modern Latin America with a focus on the central dynamic of Latin American history—the enigma of poor people inhabiting rich…  See more details below

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This landmark volume of Latin American history weaves the history of an entire region into a coherent story that emphasizes both common themes and regional and national specificity. This unique volume provides an interpretive history of Modern Latin America with a focus on the central dynamic of Latin American history—the enigma of poor people inhabiting rich lands. The Seventh Edition has been updated and modernized to reflect recent research, interpretations and developments. This volume addresses the origins of a multiracial society, the institutions of empire, independence, the emergence of the modern state, new actors on an old stage, world war to cold war issues, the revolutionary option and modern problems. For Historians and those interested in a concise analysis of Latin American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205708352
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Library: World History/Meridians Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1The Origins of a Multiracial Society1
The Land1
The Indian6
The European11
Confrontation and Conquest14
The African22
Documents
Aztecs Lament the Fall of Tenochtitlan26
Cortes Is Awed by Tenochtitlan26
Equiano: A Slave En Route to the New World28
2The Institutions of Empire29
Economy30
Government39
The Church47
Society and Culture51
Cracks in the Empire53
Documents
An Early Feminist Statement57
An Indian Cabildo Writes to the Crown, 155458
3Independence61
A Changing Mentality Begets New Attitudes and Action62
The Slaves Declare Haiti's Independence68
An Unsuccessful Popular Revolution in Mexico70
Elitist Revolts72
Documents
Micaela Bastidas Puyucahua Advises Her Husband, Tupac Amaru77
Simon Bolivar: The Jamaica Letter79
4New Nations84
The Transfer and Legitimization of Power85
The Tense Societies91
Economic Stagnation99
A Lingering Legacy of the Enlightenment107
Caudillos112
Documents
Domingo F. Sarmiento, Civilization and Barbarism123
El Gaucho Martin Fierro128
5The Emergence of the Modern State131
Political Stability132
Positivism and Progress136
Economic Prosperity141
Modest Industrialization145
Progress on the Periphery147
The Growth of Cities149
Continuity and Change154
The Popular Challenge156
Documents
The Mexican Constitution of 1857163
In Support of Porfirio Diaz163
A Chilean Offers a Different Vision167
6New Actors on an Old Stage169
The Presence of the United States170
The Middle Sectors Emerge179
The Middle Class in Politics182
The Middle Sectors and Feminism188
Documents
Jose Marti: Our America194
Ode to Roosevelt197
7The Past Challenged199
Mexico's Violent Response to the Past200
Nationalism as a Force for Change211
Changing Racial Attitudes216
Documents
The Plan of Ayala222
Carlos Fuentes on the Revolution223
8From World Wars to Cold War226
Economic Crises227
Dictators and Populists230
Latin America Turns Inward236
A Flirtation with Democracy241
Documents
Evita: A Different Feminism?247
Raul Prebisch: The Periphery v. the Center252
9The Revolutionary Option255
Cuba258
Cuba's Impact267
Chile272
Nicaragua274
Documents
Leonel Rugama: A Nicaraguan Revolutionary Poet281
Nicolas Guillen: Cuba's Poet Laureate282
Liberation Theology: A Voice for the Poor284
10Modern Problems286
New Economic Patterns287
Military Models for Change289
War in Central America296
Do Elections Make Democracies?303
Documents
Manuel Jose Arce: Reasons for War308
Never Again: Reports on Torturers in Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala309
11The Enigma Remains313
Neoliberalism: The Return of an Old Model314
A New Kind of Revolution316
The Post-Cold War United States318
The Environmental Cost322
The Enigma Remains324
Documents
Zapatistas: A New Voice from the Lacandon Jungle329
A Poet for the Millennium332
A Chronology of Significant Dates in Latin American History334
Statistics on The Nations of Latin America340
A Glossary of Spanish and Portuguese Terms343
A Glossary of Concepts and Terms347
The Novel as History: A Reading Guide353
Index362

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