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The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

by William H. Beezley
     
 

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SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America.

This collection offers powerful, fascinating biographies of ordinary people caught in the

Overview

SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America.

This collection offers powerful, fascinating biographies of ordinary people caught in the sometimes devastating historical changes that have occurred in Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound and often overwhelming transformations that have accompanied modernization in this century, The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America personalizes the impact that revolution, economic upheaval, urbanization, the destruction of community life, and the disruption of both traditional family and gender roles have had on Latin Americans.

The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America is an invaluable text for courses in Latin American studies. Nowhere else can such varied portraits be found as in these diverse and carefully researched essays written by leading scholars.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Countering stereotypes about the homogeneity of Latin America and its "passive" acceptance of Western culture, Beezley (Latin American history, Texas Christian U.) and Ewell (history, College of William and Mary) have assembled 16 essays offering insights into periods of social transition<-->particularly for women<-->from the independence generations between colony and republic, 1780-1830, to contemporary generations, 1959 to the present. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Praise for The Human Tradition in Latin America: The Nineteenth Century. A useful resource for anyone interested in Latin American studies, [and] especially suited as a supplementary resource for advanced undergraduate courses in modern Latin America.
Ethnohistory
This book can put the flesh and bones into social history. It reveals people not as pawns . . . but as active participants in history, struggling with the weight of the past, responding to the challenges of the future.
American Historical Review
Praise for The Human Tradition in Latin America: The Twentieth Century. This collection of life stories of 'ordinary' people from twentieth-century Latin America is an invaluable tool for teaching and a thick bundle of ideas for research...
Daily Press
This well-researched and well-written book is good reading and offers new insights into Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585294605
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Human Tradition around the World Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
File size:
4 MB

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