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Latin America, a modern history.

Author: J Fred Rippy
Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1958]
Series: University of Michigan history of the modern world.
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Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-
Latin America.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1958]
(OCoLC)592465156
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Fred Rippy
OCLC Number: 727160
Description: xiii, 579, xx pages maps 24 cm.
Contents: The Colonial period : The Physical environment : Definition of Latin America --
General aspects of the physical environment --
Mexico --
Central America and the west Indies --
South America --
The First Americans : First occupants of the new world --
The Cradle of native civlization --
The Subjects of Montezuma --
Apartment dwellers of the Southwest --
The Chibchas of Cundinamarca --
Empire-builders of the Andes --
Cultural achievements of the first Americans --
Old world backgrounds : The Earliest civilization and their expansion --
The Renaissance and the age of discovery --
Spain : its people and its rulers --
Portuguese background --
Colonial assistants and rivals. Spanish achievements in America during the sixteenth century : Discovery of the shape and location of the Americans --
Chronology of the conquest --
Fall of the Aztec confederacy --
Subjugation of the Mayas --
Conquest of the Inca empire --
Subjugation of the Chibchas --
Conquest of the less civilized tribes --
The Search for other Mexicos and other Perus --
Establishment of Spanish institutions and transfer of Spanish culture --
Corsairs, trade regulations, taxes --
Prominent viceroys of the century --
The Founding of Brazil : Portugal's greatest overseas achievement --
Early indifference --
The Portuguese crown takes charge of the colony --
Foreign aggressions and Indian wars --
Brazil at the end of the sixteenth century. Spanish America under the later Hapsburgs (1598-1700) : Colonial handicaps --
Colonial expansion ; conquistadores of the Cross --
Labor and politics --
Intellectual life --
Spanish America under the Bourbons : Character of the Spanish Bourbons --
Commercial reforms --
Administrative reforms ; expulsion of the Jesuits --
The Missions and expansion of the frontiers --
Colonial society and culture at the end of the century --
The Work of Spain in America : an appraisal --
Brazil under the Braganzas : Character of the Braganzas --
The Foreign menace --
Brazil's "westward movement" --
Administrative organization and policies --
Brazil at the end of the colonial period --
Beginning of the struggle for self-government : Causes and character of the conflict --
The "Percursors" --
Political conditions in Spain --
Failure of the early strivings for self-government. The Winning of independence : From failure to success --
San Martin and the emancipation of Chile --
The Expedition to Peru --
Bolivar and the liberation of northern South America --
The Emancipation of Peru and Charcas --
The Separation of Mexico and Central America --
Prince Pedro and the separation of Brazil. Continued 1 : Foreign relations during the wars for independence : Colonial background --
Policy summary and forecast --
Early revolutionary schemes of England and France --
Influence of French radical ideas and the example of the United States --
Treading the wine press alone --
British policy --
The Monroe Doctrine --
The Early National Period : The New nations and their problems : Anglo-Saxon and Latin America : a contrast --
Major political issues in domestic politics --
The Frustration of humanitarian ideals --
Conflicts of church and state --
Turbulence and tyranny --
Haiti and the Dominican Republic : Haiti --
The Dominican Republic --
Mexico : Fifty years of turmoil --
Benito Juarez and the reform movement --
The Diaz despotism. Central America : Jose Arce and Francisco Morazan --
The Epoch of Rafael Carrera --
The Epoch of Justo Rufino Barrios --
The End of the century --
Formation and collapse of La Gran Colombia : The Formation --
Political ideas of Bolivar --
The Dissolution --
Republics of the northern Andes : Summary of similarities --
Venezuela --
Ecuador --
Colombia --
Republics of the southern Andes : Conflicts and contrasts --
Chile --
Bolivia --
Peru --
The Plata nations : Physical environment and political trends --
Argentina --
Uruguay --
Paraguay --
From empire to republic in Brazil : Emperor Pedro I --
Pedro II, America's last monarch --
Early years of the Republic. Intellectual life : Latin America's intellectual revolution --
Writers of the Caribbean countries and Mexico --
Some literary lights of the Bolivarian countries --
A Sample of the literate of Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina --
Some Brazilian literary figures --
A Summary view of Foreign Impacts : expansion of foreign relationships --
Boundary disputes and rivalries for naval bases, coaling stations, and interoceanic routes --
Troubles arising from foreign commerce, immigrants, and investments --
Coercion by foreign powers --
Bulwarks of Latin-American security. Relations with Great Britain and the United States : Early evidence of mutual jealousies --
The Panama Congress of 1826 --
Reciprocal suspicions regarding Cuba --
Mexico the buffer --
Rivalry in Central America --
The British recession --
Efforts to revoke the Clayton-Bulwer Pact --
The Venezuelan crisis --
Latin America and Latin Europe : Spain unreconciled --
The Swarming of the Italians --
French aggressiveness --
The Persistence of Gallic influence --
Latin-American Interrelations : the First Pan-American conference : Discords preventing effective collaboration --
Nineteenth-century wars --
Pacific settlement disputes --
The Movement for Latin-American solidarity --
The First Pan-American Conference. Continued 2 : The Recent period : Dynamics of Latin-American economic development : Latin America's decided dependence upon foreign trade and foreign capital --
An Appraisal of the advantages and risks of foreign dynamic forces --
Northern Latin America : the island republics : Economic, political, and social trends --
Cuba libre --
The Dominican Republic and Haiti --
Northern Latin America : Mexico and Central America : Revolutionary Mexico : From Madero to Calles --
Revolutionary Mexico : Cardenas and his successors --
Panama, comparatively stable and democratic --
Other middle American countries --
Northern South America, Peru, and Bolivia : Economic and social trends --
Reform and reaction in Colombia --
Venezuela's increasing wealth and persistent despotism --
Liberalism and militarism in Ecuador --
Civilian dictatorship and military despotism in Peru --
Liberalism, militarism, and radicalism in Bolivia. Southern south America and Brazil : Economic and social trends --
Reform in Uruguay --
Turmoil and tranquillity in Paraguay --
"Radicalism", conservative reaction, and "peronism" in Argentina --
Chile's troublesome economy and restless democracy --
Economic instability and machine politics in Brazil --
The Getiulio Vargas epoch --
Some literary masters : Latin America's literary and artistic attainments --
Cuba's Martii --
Gutiierrez Niajera and Nervo of Mexico --
Nicaragua's Dariio --
Peru's Chocano --
Josie Asuncion Silva of Colombia --
Rodio, Uruguay's master of prose --
Pensadores and social critics : Varona of Cuba --
Mexico's Caso --
Argentina's ingenieros --
A Sample of Latin America's social critics --
Some outstanding novelists. Latin America in world politics : Increasing involvement --
The Pan-Hispanic movement --
French criticisms of the Latin-American policy of the United States --
European propaganda and Latin-American attitude during World War I --
Latin America and the League of Nations --
Later Spanish propaganda --
Bitter French comments of the 1920's --
An epoch of comparative harmony in Inter-American relations --
Latin-American civilization at mid-century : Salient characteristics and patterns of value --
Major causes of retardation --
Hope for a brighter future.
Series Title: University of Michigan history of the modern world.

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