Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,Thomas Thomas E.,Peter Peter H.,Peter H. Smith
Pages: 449
ISBN: UOM:39015054422335
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,Peter H. Smith,James Naylor Green
Pages: 520
ISBN: 0199929238
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies Thomas E Skidmore,Peter H. Smith
Pages: 436
ISBN: UOM:39015018298029
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A. Wood
Pages: 323
ISBN: 0842050612
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America
Author: Teresa A. Meade
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781118772485
Available:
Release: 2015-12-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identityï¿1⁄2 Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
Pages: 712
ISBN: 9780520289024
Available:
Release: 2017-08
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Revised and expanded third edition"--Cover.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,Peter H. Smith
Pages: 465
ISBN: UCSD:31822023299084
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

Women and Gender in Modern Latin America
Author: Pamela S. Murray
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0415894557
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A collection of documents that illuminate women's roles in modern Latin American history, including current writing by scholars in the field, and primary sources such as interviews, speeches, testimony, government documents, and private correspondence, with introductions by the editor. Topics covered include feminism; labor and economics; revolution; and sex, marriage, and motherhood"--

Modern Latin American Literature

Modern Latin American Literature
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780199754915
Available:
Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A New Struggle for Independence in Modern Latin America

A New Struggle for Independence in Modern Latin America
Author: Pablo A. Baisotti
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781000458862
Available:
Release: 2021-09-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume explores several notable themes related to foreign affairs in Latin America and the reconfiguration of the power of the different states in the region. It offers insightful historical perspectives for understanding national, regional and global issues from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, from analysis of the traditional "hegemony" of the United States over Latin America through its military, and political influence due to the presence of the European Union, Russia, and China. These views cannot be reduced to a simplistic vision of the dominant and subordinate; rather, they attempt to seek lines of continuity by highlighting traditional interpretations of new scenarios such as regional trading and security blocs. The volume refuses to impose a traditional and uncritical linear historical narrative onto the reader and instead proposes an alternative interpretation of the past and its relation to the present. Finally, the growing importance of international mechanisms in enabling the success of certain Latin American regimes is also highlighted, in particular the influence of regional diffusion through international organizations or other networks.

A Living Past

A Living Past
Author: John Soluri,Claudia Leal,José Augusto Pádua
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781785333910
Available:
Release: 2018-02-19
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past synthesizes a wide range of scholarship to offer new perspectives on environmental change in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Each chapter provides insightful, up-to-date syntheses of current scholarship on critical countries and ecosystems (including Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, the tropical Andes, and tropical forests) and such cross-cutting themes as agriculture, conservation, mining, ranching, science, and urbanization. Together, these studies provide valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing the region.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: James A. Wood,Anna Rose Alexander
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781538109076
Available:
Release: 2019-02-12
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in its fifth edition, this leading reader has been updated to make it even more relevant to the study of contemporary Latin America. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America
Author: Diego Armus
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9780822384342
Available:
Release: 2003-03-05
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease—whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness—was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century to the present. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections between ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus’s introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A. Wood
Pages: 323
ISBN: 0842050604
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America
Author: Teresa A. Meade
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9781405120500
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Student and instructor resources available at http://minerva.union.edu/meadet/modernlatinamerica/index.html [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third–party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third–party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America
Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Miguez
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781461665786
Available:
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, and that a great many of them went to the United States. What is not well known, particularly in the United States, is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, and that they significantly influenced the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Individuals have migrated to Latin America since the beginning of the Conquest more than 500 years ago, but by far the largest number, 10 million, migrated from 1870 to 1930. This incredible influx was also concentrated in terms of the origins and destinations of the individuals: three-quarters came from the Iberian peninsula and Italy, while 91 percent relocated to just three countries-Argentina (50 percent), Brazil (36 percent), and Uruguay (5 percent). Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen of the leading scholars of the new methodologically and theoretically innovative Latin American migration history that has emerged during the past 20 years. Although the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870 to 1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. They link the mass migrations at the turn of the past century to older migratory traditions and existing social networks, some of which had their roots in the colonial period. The editors begin each section of the book with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse into the complex process of migration and how it played out in various situations. This text will help readers understand that Latin America is more than a "traditional society," composed of the descendants of the Conquistadors and Native Americans. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth c

Race and Nation in Modern Latin America

Race and Nation in Modern Latin America
Author: Nancy P. Appelbaum,Anne S. Macpherson,Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780807862315
Available:
Release: 2003-11-20
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection brings together innovative historical work on race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean and places this scholarship in the context of interdisciplinary and transnational discussions regarding race and nation in the Americas. Moving beyond debates about whether ideologies of racial democracy have actually served to obscure discrimination, the book shows how notions of race and nationhood have varied over time across Latin America's political landscapes. Framing the themes and questions explored in the volume, the editors' introduction also provides an overview of the current state of the interdisciplinary literature on race and nation-state formation. Essays on the postindependence period in Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, and Peru consider how popular and elite racial constructs have developed in relation to one another and to processes of nation building. Contributors also examine how ideas regarding racial and national identities have been gendered and ask how racialized constructions of nationhood have shaped and limited the citizenship rights of subordinated groups. The contributors are Sueann Caulfield, Sarah C. Chambers, Lillian Guerra, Anne S. Macpherson, Aims McGuinness, Gerardo Renique, James Sanders, Alexandra Minna Stern, and Barbara Weinstein.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture
Author: John King
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0521636515
Available:
Release: 2004-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: James A Wood,John Charles Chasteen
Pages: 321
ISBN: 0742556441
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in its third edition, this leading reader has been updated to make it even more relevant to the study of contemporary Latin America. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, "The New Left Turn," and the globalization chapter has been thoroughly revised to reflect the rapid pace of change over the past five years. The book continues to offer a rich variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors. By focusing each chapter on a single interpretive "problem," the book painlessly engages students in document analysis and introduces them to historiography. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed specifically to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.

When Was Latin America Modern

When Was Latin America Modern
Author: N. Miller,S. Hart
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780230603042
Available:
Release: 2007-04-02
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stemming from an interdisciplinary convention in 2005 at the Institute for the Studies of the Americas in London, this collection has a strong thematic integrity, but also illustrates the dramatic variety of approaches to the question of modernity. This volume fills the gaps in prior literature on Latin America's experience of modernity.