Modern Latin America / Edition 7

Modern Latin America / Edition 7

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by Thomas Skidmore, Peter Smith, James Green
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019537570X

ISBN-13: 9780195375701

Pub. Date: 11/25/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Now thoroughly updated in its seventh edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Featuring vivid anecdotal illustrative boxes, the book uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of the region over the past 150 years.

Modern Latin America, Seventh Edition, will continue to be an exceptional

Overview

Now thoroughly updated in its seventh edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Featuring vivid anecdotal illustrative boxes, the book uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of the region over the past 150 years.

Modern Latin America, Seventh Edition, will continue to be an exceptional text for undergraduate courses on contemporary Latin American history, society, and politics.

New to this Edition

· Four entirely new chapters:
o The central Andes, including Peru and—for the first time—Bolivia and Ecuador (chapter 6)
o Venezuela (chapter 8)
o Strategies for economic development (chapter 12)
o Culture and society (chapter 14)

· Two additional new chapters created by recombining previous ones:
o The Greater Caribbean and Central America (chapter 4)
o Political transitions in comparative perspective (chapter 13)

Ancillaries

· Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/skidmore)
oFor students and general readers: a timeline of key events, analyses of major news developments, lists of heads of state, questions for review, suggestions for further reading, and guides to primary sources o For instructors: an essay on pedagogical challenges in teaching Latin America, sample syllabi, and a guide to instructional videos and films

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195375701
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/25/2009
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
229,509
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE. QUESTIONS AND CONTEXTS

1. Why Latin America?
2. The Colonial Foundations

PART TWO. REGIONS AND COUNTRIES

3. Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution
4. Central America and the Caribbean: Within the U.S. Orbit
5. Cuba: Key Colony, Socialist State
6. The Andes: Soldiers, Indians, and Oligarchs
7. Colombia: Civility and Violence
8. Venezuela: The Perils of Prosperity
9. Argentina: Progress and Stalemate
10. Chile: Repression and Democracy
11. Brazil: The Awakening Giant

PART THREE. THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES

12. Strategies for Economic Development
13. Dynamics of Political Transformation
14. Culture and Society

GLOSSARY

GUIDE TO WEBSITE

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