A History Of Latin America

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-28
  • Publisher: Cengage High School
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This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses, A History of Latin America, encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States.Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A History of Latin America uses both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date research. This is the most streamlined and cohesive edition yet, with substantial additions to pedagogy and chapter content. Expanded coverage of social and cultural history includes women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino peoples.

Table of Contents

The Colonial Heritage of Latin America
Ancient America
Environment and Culture in Ancient America
The Maya of Central America
The Aztecs of Mexico
The Incas of Peru
The Hispanic Background
The Medieval Heritage of Iberia's Christian Kingdoms
Ferdinand and Isabella: The Catholic Sovereigns
The Hapsburg Era: Triumph and Tragedy
The Conquest of America
The Great Voyages
The Conquest of Mexico
The Conquest of Peru
How a Handful of Spaniards Won Two Empires
The Quest for El Dorado
The Economic Foundations of Colonial Life
Tribute and Labor in the Spanish Colonies
The Colonial Economy
Commerce, Smuggling, and Piracy
State, Church, and Society
Political Institutions of the Spanish Empire
The Church in the Indies
The Structure of Class and Caste
Colonial Brazil
The Beginning of Colonial Brazil
Government and Church
Masters and Slaves
The Bourbon Reforms and Spanish America
Reform and Recovery
Colonial Culture and the Enlightenment
Creole Nationalism
Colonial Society in Transition, 1750-1810: An Overview
The Revolt of the Masses
The Independence of Latin America
Background of the Wars of Independence
The Liberation of South America
Mexico's Road to Independence
Latin American Independence: A Reckoning
Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Decolonization and the Search for National Identities, 1821-1870
The Fruits of Independence
United Provinces of Central America
Race, Nation, and the Meaning of Freedom, 1821-1888
Peruvian Politics and Economy
Gran Columbia
The Triumph of Neocolonialism and the Liberal State, 1870-1900
The New Colonialism
Mexican Politics and Economy
Argentine Politics and Economy
Chilean Politics and Economy
Brazilian Politics and Economy
Central American Politics and Economy
Venezuelan Politics and Economy
Columbian Politics and Economy
Forging a New Nation: The Mexican Revolution and the Populist Challenge
The Great Revolution, 1910-1920
Reconstructing the State: Rule of the Millionaire Socialists
C?rdenas and Populist Interlude
The Big Bourgeoisie in Power, 1940-1976: Erosion of Reform
Popular Culture and Resistance
Brazil: Populism and the Struggle for Democracy in a Multiracial Society
Decline and Fall of the Old Republic, 1914-1930
Vargas and the Bourgeois Revolution, 1930-1954
Reform and Reaction, 1954-1964
Argentina: Populism, the Military, and the Struggle for Democracy
The Export Economy
Argentine Society
The Radical Era, 1916-1930
The "Infamous Decade," 1930-1943: Military Intervention and the State
The Per?n Era, 1943-1955
Collapse of Populism: In the Shadow of Per?n, 1955-1973
Cuba: The Revolutionary Socialist Alternative to Populism
Independence and the Spanish-Cuban-American War
Dependent Development and Popular Struggle, 1902-1953
The Revolution
The Revolution in Power, 1959-2003
Storm Over the Andes: Indigenous Rights and the Corporatist Military Alternative
Neocolonialism, the Military, and Indigenous Resistance
The Limits of Populism, 1952-1968
Military Corporatism and Revolution, 1968-2000
Chile: The Democratic Socialist Alternative
Foreign Dependency and the Liberal Parliamentary Republic, 1891-1920
Alessandri and the Rise of Populism, 1920-1970
The Chilean Road to Socialism, 1970-1973
Twilight of the Tyrants: Revolution and Prolonged Popular War in Central America
El Salvador
Lands of Bol?var: Military Crisis, State Repression, and Popular Democracy
Populism, Military Repression, and Authoritarian Politics in Colombia
Resistance, 1934-1958
Populism, Authoritarian Politics, and Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
Deconstructing ghe State: Dictatorship and Neoliberal Markets
Military Dictatorship and Neoliberalism in Brazil
Military Dictatorship and Neoliberalism in Chile, 1973-2003
Military Dictatorship and Neoliberalism in Argentina
Neoliberalism and the Authoritarian State in Mexico, 1977-2003
Foreign Intervention and Subversion of Democracy in Nicaragua
Transcending Neoliberalism: Electoral Enga?os and Popular Resistance to the Dictatorship of Markets
Electoral Deception in Brazil
Electoral Deception in Argentina
Electoral Deception in Peru
Electoral Deception in Chile
Electoral Deception in Mexico
Electoral Deception in Bolivia
Electoral Deception in Ecuador
Market Forces and State Regulation in the Cuban Model
The Two Americas: United States-Latin American Relations
U.S. Policy Objectives
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