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A lively, interpretive history that uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of the region over the past 150 years. Modern Latin America covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by region /country as case studies, the reader is guided through the major countries of Latin America, with themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area. Companion Website offers: * For students and general readers: a timeline of key events, a series of historical statistics, lists of heads of state, questions for review, suggestions for further reading, and guides to primary sources. * For instructors: sample syllabi, commentary by colleagues who have adopted the book, PowerPoint presentations, a guide to instructional videos and films, and ideas for student paper topics.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2010
File: 465 Pages
ISBN-13: 019537570X

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"The leading survey in its field, this lively interpretive history has been brought up to date in all areas, especially in its treatment of recent developments in Central America. The new edition also features a completely new chapter on the Caribbean. As before, the authors illustrate such central themes as European-Indian and European-African interaction, large-scale immigration in the late 19th and 20th centuries, populist political leadership, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the region, examining the influence of economic forces and social tensions on political conflict in each case and discussing recent economic developments in clear, jargon-free language. Lucidly written and enhanced by insights from social science, Modern Latin America remains the preeminent treatment of this vitally important subject."--Pub. desc.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2001
File: 466 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195129954

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Now thoroughly updated in its eighth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history that covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather than chronologically, students are guided through the major countries of Latin America, with central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2014
File: 520 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199929238

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"Revised and expanded third edition"--Cover.

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Genre: History
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2017-08
File: 712 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520289024

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This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular _problem_ in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative _problems_ approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.

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Genre: History
Author: John Charles Chasteen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2004
File: 323 Pages
ISBN-13: 0842050612

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It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of the innovative new Latin American migration history that has emerged in the past 20 years. Though the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870–1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. Each section of the book begins with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse of how the complex process of migration played out in various situations. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the formation of some Latin American societies.

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Genre: History
Author: Samuel L. Baily
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2003
File: 293 Pages
ISBN-13: 0842028315

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Written specifically for students unfamiliar with Latin American history, this comprehensive narrative presents a variety of interpretations and theories from the last half of the century. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements are strategically placed throughout to help students engage in research assignments, papers, and so on.

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Genre: History
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton
Publisher: Lawrence Clayton
Release: 2005
File: 584 Pages
ISBN-13: 0534621589

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Based on cutting-edge research, these 12 essays examine connections between race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-independence era. They reveal how notions of race and nationhood have varied over time and across the region's political landscapes.

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Genre: History
Author: Nancy P. Appelbaum
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release: 2003
File: 329 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807854417

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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andres Bello and Jose Maria de Heredia, through Borges and Garcia Marquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolano.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Publisher: OUP USA
Release: 2012-01-24
File: 132 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199754915

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This popular text, now in its fourth edition, is a lively interpretive history that has been brought up to date in all areas, including the ongoing war against international drug trafficking, the difficulties and promises of NAFTA, the increasing trend toward democratic and pluralist politics, and the large-scale immigration of Latin Americans into the United States. As in earlier editions, the authors use an in-depth case-study approach that guides students through the major countries of Latin America, highlighting central themes such as European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the region. Completely expanded and updated throughout, this edition includes a broad overview of the region during the 1990s and provides a revised epilogue that takes stock of the recent developments, offering insights as to what the future holds for Latin America.--Publisher description.

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Genre: Latin America
Author: Smith Skidmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1997
File: 465 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015040709647

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