Latin America since Independence: A History with Primary Sources / Edition 1

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Overview

Latin America – often considered a place of revolutions, political crises, inequality, and economic woes – should also be seen as a region with rich and interesting histories, diverse cultures, and important literary and artistic traditions.

Rather than plod country by country through the region, Latin America since Independence discusses common themes and issues experienced across the continent. The short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents – many translated for the first time – including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. A highly interactive companion website contains the full text of excerpted documents, extra images, film clips, timelines, and student review materials.

For the instructor who wants students to understand Latin Americans as people rather than as problems, Latin America since Independence is sure to pique interest and provoke discussion in the classroom.

For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America Since Independence companion website at www.routledge/textbooks/LatinAmericaSinceIndependence.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers."Choice

"Dawson offers a collection of eleven stories of Latin America's past rather than a 'general' history... All in all, this is a well-written book, highly provocative." - Manuel Llorca-Jana, Bulletin of Latin American Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415991957
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/17/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Dawson is Associate Professor of Latin American History at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of First World Dreams: Mexico since 1989 and Indian and Nation in Revolutionary Mexico.

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Table of Contents

1. Independence Narratives, Past and Present

2. Caudillos versus the Nation State

3. Race and Citizenship in the New Republics

4. The Export Boom as Modernity

5. Signs of Crisis in a Gilded Age

6. Commerce, Coercion, and America’s Empire

7. Power to the People

8. A Decade of Revolution in Cuba

9. Peru in an Age of Terror

10. A Right to Have Rights in the New Democracies

11. Bolivia’s Left Turn

Epilogue

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