The Americas: A Hemispheric History

The Americas: A Hemispheric History

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
     
 

In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region. With imagination, thematic breadth, and his trademark wit, Fernández-Armesto covers

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In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region. With imagination, thematic breadth, and his trademark wit, Fernández-Armesto covers a range of cultural, political, and social subjects, taking us from the dawn of human migration to North America to the Colonial and Independence periods to the “American Century” and beyond. Fernández-Armesto does nothing less than revise the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, making and supporting some brilliantly provocative conclusions about the Americas’ past and where we are headed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812975543
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Series:
Modern Library Chronicles Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
893,401
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
1Americas? America?3
2Between Colonizations: The Americas' First "Normalcy"21
3Colonial Americas: Divergence and Its Limits55
4The Independence Era99
5Independence: The New Dependency129
6The American Century159
7Retrospect and Prospects: Gringos and Go-getters189
Bibliographical Essay207
Index225

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