A History of Latin America

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-04
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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A best seller for the introductory Latin American history course, this text presents an account of pre-historical times to the present through its integrated framework of the dependency theory. The authors emphasize the economic relationship between Latin American nations and wealthier nations, particularly the United States. A chronological approach allows students to keep track of events and comprehend their significance. The text's availability in two versions (i.e. comprehensive and chronological) suits varying curricula.

Table of Contents

The Geographical Background of Latin American History
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 Spain's Medieval Heritage
The Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella
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
Dictators and Revolutions
The Fruits of Independence Mexico Argentina Chile Brazil Peru Cuba
United Provinces of Central America Gran Colombia
The Triumph of Neocolonialism
The New Colonialism Mexican Politics and Economy
Argentine Politics and Economy Chilean Politics and Economy
Brazilian Politics and Economy Peruvian Politics and Economy
Central American Politics and Economy Venezuelan Politics and Economy
Colombian Politics and Economy
Society and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
How New Was the New Society?
The Passing of the Society of Castes
The Process of Modernization
The Romantic Revolt Literature and Social Change, 1880-1910
The Romantic Revolt Continued: Ecuador and Peru
Latin America Since 1900
The Mexican Revolution--and After
The Great Revolution, 1910-1920 Reconstructing the State: Rule of the Millionaire Socialists Cardenas and the Populist Interlude
The Big Bourgeoisie in Power, 1940-1976: Erosion of Reform Deconstructing the State: Neoliberalism and the Second Conquest of Mexico, 1977-2003
Argentina: The Failure of Democracy
The Export Economy Argentine Society
The Radical Era, 1916-1930
The "Infamous Decade," 1930-1943: The Conservative Restoration
The Peron Era, 1943-1955
The Shadow of Peron, 1955-1973 Military Dictatorship, 1974-1983
Return to Democracy and the Death of Peronismo
The Chilean Way Foreign Dependency and the Parliamentary Republic, 1891-1920
Alessandri and the Rise of Populism, 1920-1970
The Chilean Road to Socialism, 1970-1973
Neoliberalism and Democratic Constraints, 1973-2003
Republican Brazil Decline and Fall of the Old Republic, 1914-1930
Vargas and the Bourgeois Revolution, 1930-1954
Reform and Reaction, 1954-1964
Brazil's "Colonial Fascism" The Transition to Democracy, 1983-2003: "The New Republic
Storm over the Andes: The Struggle for Land and Development
Three Andean Revolutions Neocolonial Peru: The English and North American Connections, 1883-1968
The Rise and Fall of the Peruvian Revolution, 1968-2003
The Cuban Revolution Independence and the Spanish-Cuban-American War Dependent Development and Popular Struggle, 1902-1953
The Revolution: The Odyssey of Fidel Castro
The Revolution in Power: 1959-2003
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Central America: Twilight of the Tyrants?
Guatemala Nicaragua El Salvador
Lands of Bolivar: Venezuela and Colombia in the Twentieth Century Venezuela in the Early Twentieth Century, 1908-1958
Venezuela's Representative Democracy, 1958-2003
Colombia in the Twentieth Century
The Two Americas: United States-Latin American Relations U.S. Policy Objectives Prelude to Empire, 1810-1897
An Imperial Power, 1898-1945
Defending the Empire and Capitalism, 1945-1981
The Return to "Gunboat Diplomacy," 1981-2003
Toward a New World Order?
Latin American Society in Transition Economic Problems: A Permanent Latin American Crisis?
Social Problems
The New Class Structure Attitudes and Mentalities: Change and Resistance to Change
The Flowering of Latin American Culture
Suggestions for Further Reading
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