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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America.
- Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America
- Written by the top international experts in the field
- 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students
- Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage
- Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest
|Series:||Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History Series , #13|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Thomas H. Holloway is Professor of Latin American History at the University of California at Davis, where he was Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas from 2000 to 2007. He served as President of the Latin American Studies Association, 2000-01, and Executive Secretary of the Conference on Latin American History, 2002-07. He has taught widely on Latin American history since 1974. His research focuses mainly on the social and economic history of Brazil. His previous books include Immigrants on the Land: Coffee and Society in São Paulo, 1886-1934 (1980) and Policing Rio de Janeiro: Repression and Resistance in a 19th-century city (1993).
Table of ContentsList of Figures, Tables, and Maps vii Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 Thomas H. Holloway 1 Early Population Flows in the Western Hemisphere 10 Tom D. Dillehay 2 Mesoamerica 28 John Monaghan and Andrew R. Wyatt 3 Tradition and Change in the Central Andes 42 Jeffrey Quilter 4 Portuguese and Spaniards in the Age of European Expansion 58 William D. Phillips, Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips 5 Exploration and Conquest 73 Patricia Seed 6 Colonial Brazil (1500–1822) 89 Hal Langfur 7 Institutions of the Spanish American Empire in the Hapsburg Era 106 Susan Elizabeth Ramírez 8 Indigenous Peoples in Colonial Spanish American Society 124 Kevin Terraciano 9 Slavery in the Americas 146 Franklin W. Knight 10 Religion, Society, and Culture in the Colonial Era 162 Rachel Sarah O’Toole 11 Imperial Rivalries and Reforms 178 John Fisher 12 The Process of Spanish American Independence 195 Jaime E. Rodríguez O. 13 New Nations and New Citizens: Political Culture in Nineteenth-century Mexico, Peru, and Argentina 215 Sarah C. Chambers 14 Imperial Brazil (1822–89) 230 Judy Bieber 15 Abolition and Afro-Latin Americans 247 Aline Helg 16 Land, Labor, Production, and Trade: Nineteenth-century Economic and Social Patterns 264 Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago 17 Modernization and Industrialization 285 Colin M. Lewis 18 Practical Sovereignty: The Caribbean Region and the Rise of US Empire 307 Mary A. Renda 19 The Mexican Revolution 330 Adrian A. Bantjes 20 Populism and Developmentalism 347 Joel Wolfe 21 The Cuban Revolution 365 Luis Martínez-Fernández 22 The National Security State 386 David R. Mares 23 Central America in Upheaval 406 Julie A. Charlip 24 Culture and Society: Latin America since 1900 424 Robert McKee Irwin 25 Environmental History of Modern Latin America 443 Lise Sedrez 26 Women, Gender, and Family in Latin America, 1820–2000 461 Nara Milanich 27 Identity, Ethnicity, and “Race” 480 Peter Wade 28 Social and Economic Impact of Neoliberalism 494 Duncan Green Index 512
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"Up-to-the-minute syntheses of scholarly literature on a wide array of topics, clearly and authoritatively presented. An indispensable tool for any student of Latin America’s past and present." –Reid Andrews, University of Pittsburgh"This excellent collection reminds readers of the depth and highly developed nature of Latin American Studies in the twenty-first century. Discussions of methods, historiography, and recent trends provide a sophisticated introduction that is useful for students and faculty in many different disciplines." –Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University "An impressive team, under able editorship, has put together a detailed, up-to-date and comprehensive volume which conveys a wealth of information and does not ‘talk down’ to the intelligent reader." –Alan Knight, St Antony's College