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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Meade, Teresa A., 1948-
History of modern Latin America.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Teresa A Meade
|Notes:||José Carlos Mariátegui.|
|Description:||1 online resource (xviii, 389 pages) : illustrations, maps|
|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.|
|Responsibility:||Teresa A. Meade.|
"In sum, an engaging text based on recent interpretations that will appeal to those who appreciate a conceptual and topical approach to Latin American history. Recommended. All levels/libraries."