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Now thoroughly updated in its seventh edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Featuring vivid anecdotal illustrative boxes, the book uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of the region over the past 150 years. Modern Latin America , Seventh Edition, will continue to be an exceptional text for undergraduate courses on contemporary Latin American history, society, and politics. New to this Edition · Four entirely new chapters: o The central Andes, including Peru and--for the first time--Bolivia and Ecuador (chapter 6) o Venezuela (chapter 8) o Strategies for economic development (chapter 12) o Culture and society (chapter 14) · Two additional new chapters created by recombining previous ones: o The Greater Caribbean and Central America (chapter 4) o Political transitions in comparative perspective (chapter 13) Ancillaries · Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/skidmore) o For students and general readers: a timeline of key events, analyses of major news developments, lists of heads of state, questions for review, suggestions for further reading, and guides to primary sources o For instructors: an essay on pedagogical challenges in teaching Latin America, sample syllabi, and a guide to instructional videos and films
Thomas E. Skidmore is Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of Brazil: Five Centuries of Change (OUP 1999), Politics in Brazil 1930-1964 (OUP 2007), The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil (OUP 1990), and Black into White (Duke University Press 1993).Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studes at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Democracy in Latin America (OUP 2005) and Talons of the Eagle, 3e (OUP 2008).James N. Green is Associate Professor of History and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-century Brazil (University of Chicago 1999).
Table of Contents
|Questions And Contexts||p. 1|
|Why Latin America?||p. 3|
|Contrast and Paradox||p. 5|
|The Colonial Foundations||p. 14|
|Prelude to Conquest||p. 14|
|Colonial Spanish America||p. 16|
|Portugueses America: A Different World?||p. 23|
|Independence for Latin America||p. 27|
|The Pull of the International Economy||p. 40|
|Cast Studies: Change Over Time||p. 43|
|Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution||p. 45|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 45|
|The Mexican Revolution||p. 54|
|Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change||p. 58|
|The Contemporary Scene (1994-present)||p. 75|
|Central America and the Caribbean: Within the U.S. Orbit||p. 82|
|World Powers, the United States, and the Greater Caribbean||p. 82|
|From Colonies to Nationhood||p. 86|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 91|
|Politics and Policy: Panama||p. 97|
|Politics and Policy: Nicaragua||p. 100|
|Politics and Policy: El Salvador||p. 104|
|Politics and Policy: Guatemala||p. 108|
|Politics and Policy: The Dominican Republic||p. 111|
|Politics and Policy: Haiti||p. 113|
|Politics and Policy: Puerto Rico||p. 117|
|Cuba: Key Colony, Socialist State||p. 121|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 121|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 124|
|Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change||p. 128|
|The Cuban Revolution||p. 132|
|Framing U.S. Policies||p. 136|
|Policy Experimentation and Regime Consolidation||p. 140|
|The Contemporary Scene (1990-present)||p. 146|
|The Andes: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indians||p. 150|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 151|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 153|
|Politics and Policy: Peru||p. 163|
|Politics and Policy: Bolivia||p. 173|
|Politics and Policy: Ecuador||p. 184|
|Colombia: Civility and Violence||p. 191|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 191|
|Creating Political Parties||p. 194|
|The Loss of Panama||p. 197|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 198|
|Politics and Policies: Patterns of Change||p. 203|
|The Contemporary Scene (1990-present)||p. 211|
|Venezula: The Perils of Prosperity||p. 219|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 220|
|Gunoats and Diplomacy||p. 224|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 226|
|Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change||p. 230|
|The Contemporary Scene (1998-present)||p. 236|
|Argentina: Progress and Stalemate||p. 244|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 244|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 248|
|Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change||p. 253|
|The Contemporary Scene (1983-present)||p. 271|
|Chile: Repression and Democracy||p. 278|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 278|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 280|
|Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change||p. 284|
|The Contemporary Scene (1990-present)||p. 304|
|Brazil: The Awakening Giant||p. 306|
|From Colony to Nationhood||p. 306|
|Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change||p. 315|
|Politics and Policy: Patterns of Change||p. 321|
|The Contemporary Scene (1994-present)||p. 343|
|Themes And Reflections||p. 349|
|Strategies for Economic Development||p. 351|
|Narratives of Backwardness||p. 352|
|The Liberal Era (1880s-1920s)||p. 353|
|Import-Substitution Industrialization (1930s-1970s)||p. 358|
|The Socialist Alternative (1950s-1980s)||p. 362|
|Neoliberalism-Once Dominant, Now Challenged (1980s-present)||p. 368|
|Dynamics of Political Transformation||p. 376|
|Oligarchic Rule and Top-Down Reform (1880s-1920s)||p. 377|
|Populism and Dictatorship (1930s-1970s)||p. 379|
|The Revolutionary Path (1950s-1980s)||p. 386|
|A Renewal of Democracy (1980s-present)||p. 389|
|Explorations in Comparative Analysis||p. 394|
|Culture and Society||p. 403|
|From Colonies to Nations||p. 404|
|Literature, Art, and New Ideas in a World Economy||p. 409|
|Nationalism, Radical Politics, and Turbulent Times||p. 414|
|Latin America Culture Enters a World Market||p. 423|
|Dictatorship, Democracy, and New Social Movements||p. 431|
|Guide to Website||p. 443|
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