9780816073597

Encyclopedia of Latin America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780816073597

  • ISBN10:

    0816073597

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Facts on File

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Authoritative yet accessible, the new four-volume Encyclopedia of Latin America covers the history and culture of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from early settlements to the present day. Each volume focuses on a specific time period in the area's development. The first volume explores prehistory through the achievements of the Incas in the 16th century, and the second volume covers the arrival of the Spanish, colonization, and independence movements until the 1820s. Volume III examines Latin America's search for its own identity from the middle of the 19th century to the start of the 20th, and the fourth volume focuses on Latin America as it asserts itself in international politics, experiences the effects of globalization, and becomes an influential area worldwide, from the 20th century through the present day.

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Authoritative yet accessible, the new four-volumeEncyclopedia of Latin Americacovers the history and culture of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from early settlements to the present day. Each volume focuses on a specific time period in the area's development. The first volume explores prehistory through the achievements of the Incas in the 16th century, and the second volume covers the arrival of the Spanish, colonization, and independence movements until the 1820s.Volume IIIexamines Latin America's search for its own identity from the middle of the 19th century to the start of the 20th, and the fourth volume focuses on Latin America as it asserts itself in international politics, experiences the effects of globalization, and becomes an influential area worldwide, from the 20th century through the present day.Volumes offer in-depth, heavily cross-referenced A-to-Z entries, drawing readers into the histories of ancient civilizations, colonization, celebrated independence leaders, national and regional political debates, and the daily lives and achievements of the many peoples who have occupied the area. Each volume begins with an introduction to the time period, followed by a detailed chronology. A collection of primary source documents at the end of each volume gives a firsthand account of the major developments of the era. A glossary, bibliography, and index in each volume, a cumulative index inVolume IV, and 250 black-and-white images and maps round out this attractive and reliable resource on Latin America.Entries include:Volume I: American Indians through Foreign Colonization (Prehistory to 1560)
  • Amazon women
  • Clovis culture
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Copán
  • Dyes and dyewood
  • Huayna Capac
  • Maize
  • Maya
  • Pirates and piracy
  • Pulque
  • Treaty of Tordesillas
  • Zapotecs.
Volume II: From Colonies to Independent Nations (1550s to 1820s)
  • Acapulco
  • Simón Bolívar
  • Cattle
  • Creoles
  • Fleets/fleet system
  • Independence of Spanish South America
  • War of Jenkins' Ear
  • Juntas
  • Pueblo Revolt
  • José de San Martín
  • Veracruz.
Volume III: Search for National Identity (1820s to 1900)
  • Accessory Transit Company
  • Acre Province
  • Brazilian Anti-Slavery Society
  • Caudillo
  • Centralism
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Haiti Constitution of 1805
  • Porfirio Díaz
  • Junta de Información
  • Modernism
  • Old Republic
  • Texas Revolution.
Volume IV: The Age of Globalization (1900 to the Present)
  • Acción Comunal
  • Vere Cornwall Bird
  • Cuban missile crisis
  • Vicente Fox
  • Mafia in Cuba
  • National Liberation Movement
  • Operation Uphold Democracy
  • Pan-American Highway
  • Radio and TV Martí
  • Student movement in Mexico.
Cross-volume entries include:
  • Agriculture
  • Argentina
  • Art
  • Belize
  • Bogotá
  • Catholic Church
  • Economy
  • Family
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Music
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trade.


Excerpted from Encyclopedia of Latin America by Thomas M. Leonard, J. Michael Francis, Monica Rankin, Mark A. Burkholder
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