Modern Latin America / Edition 6

Modern Latin America / Edition 6

by Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019517013X

ISBN-13: 9780195170139

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195170139
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part 1 Questions And Contexts 1

1 Why Latin America? 3

Contrast and Paradox 5

2 The Colonial Foundations 14

Prelude to Conquest 14

Colonial Spanish America 16

Portugueses America: A Different World? 23

Independence for Latin America 27

The Pull of the International Economy 40

Part 2 Cast Studies: Change Over Time 43

3 Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution 45

From Colony to Nationhood 45

The Mexican Revolution 54

Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change 58

The Contemporary Scene (1994-present) 75

4 Central America and the Caribbean: Within the U.S. Orbit 82

World Powers, the United States, and the Greater Caribbean 82

From Colonies to Nationhood 86

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 91

Politics and Policy: Panama 97

Politics and Policy: Nicaragua 100

Politics and Policy: El Salvador 104

Politics and Policy: Guatemala 108

Politics and Policy: The Dominican Republic 111

Politics and Policy: Haiti 113

Politics and Policy: Puerto Rico 117

5 Cuba: Key Colony, Socialist State 121

From Colony to Nationhood 121

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 124

Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change 128

The Cuban Revolution 132

Framing U.S. Policies 136

Policy Experimentation and Regime Consolidation 140

The Contemporary Scene (1990-present) 146

6 The Andes: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indians 150

From Colony to Nationhood 151

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 153

Politics and Policy: Peru 163

Politics and Policy: Bolivia 173

Politics and Policy: Ecuador 184

7 Colombia: Civility and Violence 191

From Colonyto Nationhood 191

Creating Political Parties 194

The Loss of Panama 197

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 198

Politics and Policies: Patterns of Change 203

The Contemporary Scene (1990-present) 211

8 Venezula: The Perils of Prosperity 219

From Colony to Nationhood 220

Gunoats and Diplomacy 224

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 226

Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change 230

The Contemporary Scene (1998-present) 236

9 Argentina: Progress and Stalemate 244

From Colony to Nationhood 244

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 248

Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change 253

The Contemporary Scene (1983-present) 271

10 Chile: Repression and Democracy 278

From Colony to Nationhood 278

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 280

Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change 284

The Contemporary Scene (1990-present) 304

11 Brazil: The Awakening Giant 306

From Colony to Nationhood 306

Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change 315

Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change 321

The Contemporary Scene (1994-present) 343

Part 3 Themes And Reflections 349

12 Strategies for Economic Development 351

Narratives of Backwardness 352

The Liberal Era (1880s-1920s) 353

Import-Substitution Industrialization (1930s-1970s) 358

The Socialist Alternative (1950s-1980s) 362

Neoliberalism-Once Dominant, Now Challenged (1980s-present) 368

13 Dynamics of Political Transformation 376

Oligarchic Rule and Top-Down Reform (1880s-1920s) 377

Populism and Dictatorship (1930s-1970s) 379

The Revolutionary Path (1950s-1980s) 386

A Renewal of Democracy (1980s-present) 389

Explorations in Comparative Analysis 394

14 Culture and Society 403

From Colonies to Nations 404

Literature, Art, and New Ideas in a World Economy 409

Nationalism, Radical Politics, and Turbulent Times 414

Latin America Culture Enters a World Market 423

Dictatorship, Democracy, and New Social Movements 431

Glossary 438

Guide to Website 443

Index 445

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