Modern Latin America

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 466 pages
19 Reviews
This popular book, now in its fifth edition, is a lively interpretive history that continues to be one of Oxford's most successful books. Modern Latin America, 5/e has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The authors have added socio-cultural sections and boxes to nearly every chapter. It covers such diverse areas as the Argentine Tango, Santerķa in Cuba, and the recent boom in the popularity of Latin music in the United States, all of which give this edition a distinctly new and exciting flavor. All political and economic information has been brought up-to-date and, as in earlier editions, the authors use an in-depth case study approach that guides readers through the major countries of South America, highlighting central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

As a person who has lived briefly in South America, I am always fascinated in learning about both the present day current events there and past history. I found this book to be a very informative ... Read full review

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User Review  - Morgan - Goodreads

Skidmore is a great story teller and historian and clearly knows his subject. Well presented, engaging and well written. A great read for anyone trying to unwind the current political complexities in Latin America. I'd love an update to bring it fully up to current events! Read full review

About the author (2001)


Thomas E. Skidmore is Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Director of the Center for Modern Latin American Studies at Brown University.
Peter H. Smith is Professor of Political Science, Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies, and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

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