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Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture

Author: Jay Kinsbruner; Erick Detlef Langer
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition adds nearly 600 entirely new topics, replaces some 150 obsolete entries, and also provides substantial revisions to hundreds more. Every one of the 5,700+ entries has been reviewed for currency of content and bibliography. An entirely new illustration program features over 100 full-color photographs in addition to hundreds in black-and-white. National statistics have been conveniently tabulated for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Kinsbruner; Erick Detlef Langer
ISBN: 9780684312705 0684312700 9780684314419 068431441X 9780684314426 0684314428 9780684314433 0684314436 9780684314440 0684314444 9780684314457 0684314452 9780684315980 068431598X
OCLC Number: 191318189
Description: 6 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: v. 1. A-B --
v. 2. C-D --
v. 3. E-I --
v. 4. J-O --
v. 5. P-S --
v. 6. T-Z.
Responsibility: Jay Kinsbruner, editor in chief ; Erick D. Langer, senior editor.

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This new edition adds nearly 600 entirely new topics, replaces some 150 obsolete entries, and also provides substantial revisions to hundreds more. Every one of the 5,700+ entries has been reviewed for currency of content and bibliography. An entirely new illustration program features over 100 full-color photographs in addition to hundreds in black-and-white. National statistics have been conveniently tabulated for every one of Latin America's 37 countries. New content addresses research on prehistoric environments and cultures, U.S. Haitian interventions, the consequences of NAFTA and increased Mexican immigration, the troubled aftermaths of Pinochet's Chile and Fujimori's Peru, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the still-contested legacy of the Mexico City massacre of 1968. New leaders like Brazil's Lula da Silva and Venezuela's Hugo Ch̀vez are profiled along with hundreds of other rising figures in politics, letters, and the arts. Newly commissioned master essays synthesize current knowledge on such major regional themes as Democracy in the Americas, Hemispheric Affairs, and the Hispanic Impact on the U.S. Includes full index and table of biographical subjects by profession. --publisher description.
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