Modern Latin America / Edition 6

Modern Latin America / Edition 6

by Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith
     
 

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

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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

Prologue : why Latin America?1
1The colonial foundations, 1492-1880s13
2The transformation of modern Latin America, 1880s-2000s42
3Argentina : prosperity, deadlock, and change69
4Chile : socialism, repression, and democracy109
5Brazil : development for whom?139
6Peru : soldiers, oligarchs, and Indians181
7Colombia : discord, civility, and violence221
8Mexico : the taming of a revolution254
9Cuba : late colony, first socialist state296
10The Caribbean : colonies and mini-states328
11Central America : colonialism, dictatorship, and revolution356
12Latin America, the United States, and the world396
Epilogue : what future for Latin America?440
Heads of state471

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