Latin America since Independence: A History with Primary Sources

Latin America since Independence: A History with Primary Sources

by Alexander Dawson
     
 

What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends,

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What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through eleven carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include:

• Race and Citizenship

• Inequality and Economic Development

• Politics and Rights

• Social and Cultural Movements

• Globalization

• Violence and Civil Society

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. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. A highly interactive companion website contains the full text of excerpted documents, extra images and timelines, film clips, and student review materials. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region’s past and present.

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415991964
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/17/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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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