A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 - History - 389 pages
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A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present examines the diverse and interlocking experiences of people of indigenous, African, and European backgrounds from the onset of independence until today.
  • Illustrates and analyzes the major and minor events that shape history, the triumphs and defeats, and the everyday lives of people of varied classes and racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Intersperses accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people
  • Emphasizes gender's role in influencing political and economic change and shaping cultural identity

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Contents

List of Figures
1
Latin America in 1790
23
Cathedral Peru
43
Competing Notions of Freedom
49
Fragmented Nationalisms
81
Latin Americas Place in the Commodity Chain
105
hat seventeenth century
126
Immigration and Urban and Rural Life 135 Asian Immigration
136
Guerrillas Take Power
235
Progress and Reaction
251
de la Armada
265
Revolution and Its Alternatives
277
The Americas in the Twentyfirst Century
305
Juan Guzman
316
Michelle Bachelet Chile 2006
323
Notes
335

Mexico 157 The Porfiriato
158
The Left and the Socialist Alternative
175
Populism and the Struggle for Change
193
PostWorld War II Struggles for Sovereignty
213
Glossary
341
Index
359
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Teresa A. Meade is Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture at Union College, New York. She is the author of “Civilizing” Rio: Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City (1997), A Brief History of Brazil, 2nd edition (2009), and co-editor of the Blackwell Companion to Gender History (2004) and Science, Medicine and Cultural Imperialism (1991). She has written widely on Latin America, and on women and gender history.

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