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A History of Modern Latin America : 1800 to the Present.

Author: Teresa A Meade
Publisher: Chicester : Wiley, 2011.
Series: Blackwell Concise History of the Modern World.
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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 backgroundsIntersperses accounts of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meade, Teresa A.
A History of Modern Latin America : 1800 to the Present.
Chicester : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa A Meade
ISBN: 9781444358117 1444358111
OCLC Number: 830170938
Notes: José Carlos Mariátegui.
Description: 1 online resource (855 pages).
Contents: Cover; Series; Title page; Copyright Page; List of Figures; List of Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; About The Cover Image; 1: Introduction to the Land and Its People; Geography; People; Economies; Politics; Culture and Entertainment; Latin America: Past and Present; 2: Latin America in 1790; Colonial Background; Power and Privilege; Land; Colonial Administration; Enlightened Monarchy; The Agents of the Reform; Disorder and Rebellion; Discontent and Disorder in Brazil; Changing Gender Roles; On the Road to Independence; Nationalism and American Culture; Conclusion. 3: Competing Notions of FreedomFive Roads to Independence; African Slavery in the Americas; Slavery and the Countryside; Slavery in the Cities; Treatment and Punishment; Slavery and the Church; African Medicine and Religious Practices; Resistance and Rebellion; The Sugar Colony of Saint-Domingue; The Slave Revolt; The Revolution Betrayed; Brazil's Independent Empire; Independence in Mexico; South American Independence; Post-independence Changes in Racial and Gender Status; The Last Holdout of Slavery in Spanish America; Latin America in a Changing World Order; Conclusion. 4: Fragmented NationalismsSearching for Political and Economic Unity; New World "Feudalism"; Post-independence Politics; Argentina and the Tyrants; Populist Caudillismo: Paraguay and Bolivia; After Caudillismo; Race, Race Mixture, and Liberalism; Gender and Liberalism; Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class; Nationalism; Conclusion; 5: Latin America's Place in the Commodity Chain; The Guano Boom; Nitrates in Chile; Sugar and Coffee; The Growth of São Paulo; Colombian Coffee; The Rubber Boom; Expanding Exports; Mexico and US Expansionism; The North American Invasion. General López de Santa AnnaThe New Age of Imperialism; Central America and the Panama Canal; Ecuador and the "Panama" Hat; Independence at Last? Cuba and Puerto Rico; Conclusion; 6: Immigration, and Urban and Rural Life; Asian Immigration; European Immigration; The Southern Cone; Life on the Pampas; British Investment; The Changing Cultural Landscape; Urban Renewal; Mexico and Benito Juárez; French Invasions; The Rise of Porfirio Díaz; Intellectual Theories: Positivism and Eugenics; Conclusion; 7: Revolution from Countryside to City: Mexico; The Porfiriato; Opposition to the Porfiriato. Constitutional OppositionMadero Assassinated; US Intervention; Women in Combat; Carranza as President; The Constitution of 1917; Aftermath of Struggle; Agrarian Revolts in Latin America; Conclusion; 8: The Left and the Socialist Alternative; Socialism on the World Stage; Social Reform and the Middle Class; Anarchism, Socialism, and Anarcho-syndicalism; Women in the Workforce; Colombia: Resistance to the United Fruit Company; The Labor Movement; Socialism and the Arts; Tenentes Revolt and Brazilian Communism; Modern Art Week in Brazil; Women in the Arts; Socialism vs. Capitalism.
Series Title: Blackwell Concise History of the Modern World.

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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 backgroundsIntersperses accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary peopleEmphasizes gender's role in influencing political and economic change and shaping cultural identity</ul.

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