The Epic of Latin America, Fourth edition

The Epic of Latin America, Fourth edition

by John A. Crow

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Overview


Uniquely comprehensive and comparative, praised for its devotion to social and cultural developments as well as politics and economics, The Epic of Latin America is once again revised and brought up to date, with chapters on the great upheavals of the 1980s. The book received the Gold Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California for outstanding literary achievement by a California author and was selected by the American Library Association as one of the "fifty best books of the year."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520077232
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/27/1992
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 992
Sales rank: 1,232,901
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author


John A. Crow is Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of many books on Spain, Latin America, Italy, and Greece. Spain: The Root and the Flower, now in its third edition (California 1985), is a classic study of Spain's cultural history and people.

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO FOURTH EDITION
PROLOGUE

1. The Mayas: "Greeks of the New World"
2. The Incas: Children of the Sun
3· The Toltec-Aztec Culture
4· The New World Meets the Old World's Cross and Sword
5· The Halls of Montezuma
6. Pizarro's Exploits in the "Empire of the Sun"
7· The Conquest of Chile
8. Colombia Yields to the "Knight of ElDorado"
9· Conquest of the River Plate
10. Brazil: Land of No Lure
11. Iberians and Indians
12. The Division of Lands and Labor
13. The Empire Consolidated
14. Trade Monopoly and Pirates
15. Flowering of the Missions
16. The Church as Inquisitor and Moral Censor
17. Gold and Silver in Foreign Coffers
18. The Brazilian Colossus Begins to Move Forward
19. Struggle over Possession of the Behemoth
20. After the Banner into the Sertao
21. The Feudal Pattern of Colonial Society
22. Life in the Colonial Towns
23. The Beginnings of Colonial Culture
24. Colonial Belles-Lettres
25. Architecture and the Fine Arts
26. Rebellion of the Beast Below
27. Chile Emerges behind the Araucanian Frontier
28. The Argentine Pampas: Cradle of a Great People 3
29. Brazilian Plantation Life Yields to the Lure of Gold
30. Abortive Rebellions in South America
31. Revolt of the Classes
32. Liberator of the North
33· Revolution in the South
34· Argentina Parts Company with Spain
35· San Martin: Protector of Peru
36. The Two Generals Meet at Guayaquil
37· The Cry from Dolores
38. Men of Destiny
39· Brazil Escapes the Chaos of Revolution
40. The Democratic Emperor of Brazil
41. Paraguay as a Symbol of Perpetual Despotism
42· The Spirit of Argentine Nationality
I. THE CITY; RIVADAVIA
II. THE PAMPAS; TilE GAUCHO
43· Juan Manuel de Rosas: Tyrant of the Argentine
44· Sarmiento: Civilian President
45· The Paraguayan War
46. Venezuela and Colombia under Caudillo Rule
47· The Andean Republics
I. BOLMA: A SICK PEOPLE
II. ECUADOR: A THEOCRACY
III. PERU: SOCIETY OF SLAVE AND MASTER
48. Chile: Democracy of the Oligarchy
49· Santa Anna Loses Half of Mexico
so. Benito Juarez: Indian President
51. Porfirio Diaz: Bread or the Club
52. Ariel and Caliban
53. The Twentieth Century: Deep Womb, Dark Flower
54. The Postwar Years
MEXICO
GUATEMALA
EL SALVADOR
COSTA RICA
NICARAGUA
HONDURAS
PANAMA
CUBA
VENEZUELA
COLOMBIA
ECUADOR
PERU
BOLIVIA
CHILE
ARGENTINA
PARAGUAY AND URUGUAY
BRAZIL
55. The Contemporary Scene
56. Inter-American Relations Today
REFERENCES
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

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Well-written. Moves along like a novel. Author has an annoying tendency at times toward melodramatic prose. This is a large book. Don't tackle it unless you're prepared to spend the time it deserves. My biggest complaint is the lack of maps, incredible in book that covers so much time and geography. Had this book had a few more maps, I would have been able to award it 5 stars. But it's still well worth reading . . . as long as you have a good atlas at hand.