The History Atlas of South America

The History Atlas of South America

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The History Atlas of South America by Edwin Early, Joseph Smith, Anthony McFarlane, Caroline Williams

Entertaining, authoritative, overflowing with gorgeous graphics and cutting-edge maps, this innovative series brings history to life through word and image and tells each continent s story from the perspective of its people The Macmillan Continental History Atlases form a major series of five distinguished illustrated history books for the popular and student audiences. Each book stands on its own to present a clear, visually exciting, and comprehensive history of a continent through colorful maps, lively text, and illustrations prepared by leading cartographers and specialists in its history. As a group, the five volumes convey a unique and innovative understanding of world history. The series provides the first truly focused continental perspective on history. The books have been created to give popular history readers and students alike accurate and unbiased information written from the point of view of each continent (rather than from an exclusively Western European or colonial perspective). Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America are each described in 80,000 words of text, 50 color maps, and 70 illustrations and photographs. Each spread within a volume covers in detail a single topic in the historical development of that continent. Together, the spreads make up a complete historical background of the major events that shaped the continent s past and present. Readers interested in a specific continent will find in each book an authoritative, absorbing, beautifully illustrated overview of that continent s history. For readers interested in world history, the five volumes make up an invaluable resource for a full understanding of how the world s jigsaw fits together. South America s history is a rich tapestry of complex ancient civilizations, colonial clashes, and modern growth, economic challenges, and cultural vibrancy. Dr. Edwin Early has taught history at Yale University, Stanford University, and the University of London. He is assisted in this book by Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano, of the London School of Economics and the British Museum; and history professors Dr. Caroline Williams, Dr. Anthony McFarlane, Rebecca Earle, and Dr. Joseph Smith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028625836
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/1998
Series: Continental History Atlases Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.35(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 5(5)
Part I The Pre-Columbian Era 10(20)
Early Farmers and Tribal Peoples
14(2)
Olmec Civilization
16(2)
Rise of the Maya
18(2)
Toltec States
20(2)
Teotihuacan--The Metropolis
22(2)
The Rise of the Aztec Empire
24(2)
Chimu Kingdom
26(2)
The Inca Empire
28(2)
Part II The Clash of Civilizations 30(26)
European Explorers
36(4)
The Treaty of Tordesillas
40(2)
Portuguese Settlement
42(2)
Cortes and the Aztec Conquest
44(2)
Pizarro: The End of the Incas
46(2)
Spanish Settlement
48(2)
The Stamp of Spain
50(2)
Imperial Gold
52(2)
Missionary Zeal
54(2)
Part III The Iberian Empires in America 56(14)
Royal Reforms
60(4)
Eighteenth-Century Portuguese America
64(2)
The Caribbean: Colonial Contention
66(4)
Part IV Revolt in Iberian America 70(16)
Revolt in the Caribbean
74(2)
Independence Movements
76(6)
Mexico in Revolt
82(2)
Brazil: Transition to Monarchy
84(2)
Part V Postcolonial Maladies 86(18)
The Colonial Legacy
92(2)
The Rise of the Caudillo
94(2)
Outposts of Stability
96(2)
Mexican-American War
98(2)
The War of the Triple Alliance
100(2)
War of the Pacific
102(2)
PART VI Foundations of Modern Latin America 104(22)
Immigration, 1870-1930
110(2)
Foreign Investment, 1870-1930
112(2)
The Mexican Revolution
114(2)
World War I and the League of Nations
116(2)
Railroads, 1870-1945
118(2)
United States Influence
120(2)
The Gran Chaco War, 1932-1935
122(2)
World War II
124(2)
Part VII Contemporary Latin America 126(24)
Dictatorship vs. Democracy
132(2)
Ideological Conflict and Revolution
134(4)
Growth and Inflation
138(2)
Foreign Investment, Foreign Debt
140(2)
Regional Economic Integration
142(2)
The Drug Trade
144(2)
The South Atlantic War
146(2)
Ecology: The Debate Heats Up
148(2)
CHRONOLOGY 150(4)
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 154(2)
INDEX 156(4)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 160

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