Latinoamérica Presente y pasado

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 10/29/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Latinoameacute;rica: presente y pasado, written by an expert in the field, introduces students to the cultures and history of Latin America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Written in an easy-flowing, narrative style, this new edition continues to offer an extensive yet tangible view of Latin American history. Furthermore,Latinoameacute;ricaexamines the Hispanic experience not only in Latin America, but also in the United States, a topic of increasing relevance and interest.

Author Biography

Arturo Fox was born in Cuba in 1935. Moved to the U.S. in 1962. U.S. citizen.


Degrees: Doctor of Laws, Univ. of Havana, 1960; Ph.D. in Spanish with supporting program in Latin American Studies, Univ. of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1971.


Academic positions: Instructor of Spanish, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1963-66; Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA,1966-72; Assoc. Prof, 1972-79; Prof., 1979-98. Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, 1972-74; Chair, Dept. of Spanish and Italian, 1978-79; Chair, Dept. of Spanish, 1981-84, 1990-93; Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program, Central PA Consortium, 1968-77; Director, Colombia Semester Program, Central PA Consortium, 1977-78; Director, Dickinson in Málaga, Spain, , 1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-95.


Recongnitions: recipient of the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1981; appointed William W. Edel Professor of Humanities ( honorary chair), 1992; biographical entry in Marquis “Who’s Who in America.


Publications: Tree college textbooks: Otras gentes, otros modos, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967; España: ida y vuelta, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981; Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Prentice Hall, 1998; 2003; Anecdotario del comandante, a novel, Ediciones Universal, 1976; El Edipo en Unamuno y el espejo de Lacan (literary criticism), The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. I have also published numerous articles on Spanish and Spanish American authors which have appeared in U.S. and Spanish literary journals.


Travels: all countries of Western Europe, Hungary, Croatia, Servia-Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and five years of residence in Spain as director of Dickinson’s Malaga Program.

Table of Contents

  1. Las grandes civilizaciones precolombinas (I)

  2. Las grandes civilizaciones precolombinas (II)

  3. Europa en la época del descubrimiento de América

  4. La conquista de la América Hispana

  5. El sistema colonial

  6. Sociedad, vida y cultura en el mundo colonial

  7. El siglo XIX. La independencia y sus consecuencias

  8. Latinoamérica a vista de pájaro

  9. El siglo XX. Panorama latinoamericano

10. La escena cultural hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial

11. La escena cultural desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial

12. Centroamérica y México

13. El área del Caribe: Haití, la República Dominicana, Cuba

14. La Hispanoamérica andina: Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia

15. Los países del cono sur: Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile

16. El norte de Suramérica: Colombia y Venezuela

17. Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos

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