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The Cambridge history of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
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Volume III opens with five chapters which survey the revolutions and wars of independence in Spanish America and the relatively peaceful transition to independence in Brazil during the first quarter  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Bethell
ISBN: 0521232244 9780521232241
OCLC Number: 263550854
Description: xv, 945 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of maps; General preface; Preface to Volume 3; Part I. Independence: 1. The origins of Spanish American Independence John Lynch; 2. The Independence of Mexico and Central America Timothy Anna; 3. The Independence of Spanish South America David Bushnell; 4. The Independence of Brazil Leslie Bethell; 5. International politics and Latin American Independence D. A. G. Waddell; A note on the church and the Independence of Latin America Leslie Bethell; Part II. The Caribbean: 6. Haiti and Santo Domingo: 1790-c.1870 Frank Moya Pons; 7. Cuba from the middle of the eighteenth century to c.1870 Hugh Thomas; Part III. Spanish America after Independence: 8. Economy and society in post-Independence Spanish America Tulio Halperin Donghi; 9. Politics, ideology and society in post-Independence Spanish America Frank Safford; 10. Mexico from Independence to 1867 Jan Bazant; 11. Central America from Independence to c.1870 R. L. Woodward; 12. Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador: the first half-century of independence Malcolm Deas; 13. Peru and Bolivia from Independence to the War of the Pacific Heraclio Bonilla; 14. Chile from Independence to the War of the Pacific Simon Collier; 15. The River Plate Republics from Independence to the Paraguayan War John Lynch; Part IV. Brazil after Independence: 16. Brazil from Independence to the middle of the nineteenth century Leslie Bethell and Jose Murilo de Carvalho; 17. Brazil from the middle of the nineteenth century to the Paraguayan War Richard Graham; Part V. Cultural Life: 18. The literature, music and art of Latin America from Independence to c.1870 Gerald Martin; Bibliographical essays; Index.
Other Titles: From independence to c.1870.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie Bethell. Vol. 3, From independence to c.1870.


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