Latin America In The World Economy: Mercantile Colonialism To Global Capitalism

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Avalon Publishing, Aug 24, 2000 - History - 272 pages
Latin America in the World Economy considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his skillful approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have consistently capitalized on changes in the international economy, while, conversely, engagement with the international economy has consistently constrained local struggles and patterns of change. With over half of the book dedicated to the "short" twentieth century (after 1930), Latin America in the World Economy is appropriate for courses in Latin American economic history, political economy, and development.

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Frederick Stirton Weaver is professor of economics and history at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His publications include the Inside the Volcano: History and Political Economy of Central America (Westview, 1994).

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