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Table of Contents
Part One: The Age of Empire
1. Discovery and Conquest
2. Indians and Iberians
3. Spain in America
4. The Spanish Indies
5. Colonial Brazil
Part Two: The Challenge of the Modern World
6. Reform, Crisis and Independence
7. The Quest for Order: Conservatives and Liberals in the Nineteenth Century
8. 'Civilization and Barbarism': Literary and Cultural Developments I
Part Three: The Twentieth Century
9. Nationalism and Development: An Overview
10. Mexico: Revolution and Stability
11. Brazil: Order and Progress
12. Cuba: Dependency, Nationalism and Revolution
13. Argentina: The Long Decline
14. Chile: Democracy, Revolution and Dictatorship
15. Identity and Modernity: Literary and Cultural Developments II
Part Four: Towards a New Era
16. Globalization and Reform: An Overview
Glossary of Key Terms
Index of Subjects
Index of Names