Modern Latin America

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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

Author Biography

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

Prefacep. xi
Questions And Contextsp. 1
Why Latin America?p. 3
Contrast and Paradoxp. 5
The Colonial Foundationsp. 14
Prelude to Conquestp. 14
Colonial Spanish Americap. 16
Portugueses America: A Different World?p. 23
Independence for Latin Americap. 27
The Pull of the International Economyp. 40
Cast Studies: Change Over Timep. 43
Mexico: The Taming of a Revolutionp. 45
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 45
The Mexican Revolutionp. 54
Politics and Policy: Patterns of Changep. 58
The Contemporary Scene (1994-present)p. 75
Central America and the Caribbean: Within the U.S. Orbitp. 82
World Powers, the United States, and the Greater Caribbeanp. 82
From Colonies to Nationhoodp. 86
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 91
Politics and Policy: Panamap. 97
Politics and Policy: Nicaraguap. 100
Politics and Policy: El Salvadorp. 104
Politics and Policy: Guatemalap. 108
Politics and Policy: The Dominican Republicp. 111
Politics and Policy: Haitip. 113
Politics and Policy: Puerto Ricop. 117
Cuba: Key Colony, Socialist Statep. 121
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 121
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 124
Politics and Policy: Patterns of Changep. 128
The Cuban Revolutionp. 132
Framing U.S. Policiesp. 136
Policy Experimentation and Regime Consolidationp. 140
The Contemporary Scene (1990-present)p. 146
The Andes: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indiansp. 150
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 151
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 153
Politics and Policy: Perup. 163
Politics and Policy: Boliviap. 173
Politics and Policy: Ecuadorp. 184
Colombia: Civility and Violencep. 191
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 191
Creating Political Partiesp. 194
The Loss of Panamap. 197
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 198
Politics and Policies: Patterns of Changep. 203
The Contemporary Scene (1990-present)p. 211
Venezula: The Perils of Prosperityp. 219
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 220
Gunoats and Diplomacyp. 224
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 226
Politics and Policy: Patterns of Changep. 230
The Contemporary Scene (1998-present)p. 236
Argentina: Progress and Stalematep. 244
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 244
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 248
Politics and Policy: Patterns of Changep. 253
The Contemporary Scene (1983-present)p. 271
Chile: Repression and Democracyp. 278
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 278
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 280
Politics and Policy: Patterns of Changep. 284
The Contemporary Scene (1990-present)p. 304
Brazil: The Awakening Giantp. 306
From Colony to Nationhoodp. 306
Overview: Economic Growth and Social Changep. 315
Politics and Policy: Patterns of Changep. 321
The Contemporary Scene (1994-present)p. 343
Themes And Reflectionsp. 349
Strategies for Economic Developmentp. 351
Narratives of Backwardnessp. 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 Transformationp. 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 Analysisp. 394
Culture and Societyp. 403
From Colonies to Nationsp. 404
Literature, Art, and New Ideas in a World Economyp. 409
Nationalism, Radical Politics, and Turbulent Timesp. 414
Latin America Culture Enters a World Marketp. 423
Dictatorship, Democracy, and New Social Movementsp. 431
Glossaryp. 438
Guide to Websitep. 443
Indexp. 445
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